Suzanne Smalley, PT

Divine Savior Wellness Center
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SPECIALTIES

Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison; Bachelors in Kinesiology and Master of Science  in Physical Therapy

LOCATION

Divine Savior Wellness Center
2815 New Pinery Rd, Portage

MY STORY

“I enjoy treating clients like I would my own family or friends, listening, caring, and inspiring them through their rehab process.”

-Suzanne Smalley, MPT

 

Suzanne grew up in Marinette, WI and shares it is actually very similar to Portage and enjoys the small town feel they both share. She went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her Bachelors in Kinesiology and Master of Science (MPT) in Physical Therapy. Before coming to Divine Savior, Suzanne ran her own private physical therapy practice for 10 years. She enjoys working with others to help them achieve their goals as she coached cross country runners at a high school in Michigan, including the first female state champion for that school.

 

She feels no greater joy than helping someone overcome the difficulties of their injury or disability.

 

Suzanne states, “I admire any patient who can rise above their injury or condition to become better or stronger. My clients often inspire me.”

 

Suzanne believes the most valuable contributions that Divine Savior has to offer is that it is faith-based, compassionate, and has employee and patient-centered care.

 

“I have strong faith” she says and the best piece of advice she has been given was from the bible “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

 

Her father inspired her to go into physical therapy. She says, “My father who was a guidance counselor encouraged me to try PT since I was an athlete and I loved science, he hit the nail on the head!”

 

If Suzanne wasn’t in the medical field she would be on a stage singing. She says she has a lot of music performers in her family. In her free-time, she enjoys going on family adventures, walking/running, and music. She shares, “I have two beautiful boys that I love to raise.”