Susannah HaarmannLive Beyond Breast Cancer
Susannah Haarmann, PT, WCS, CLT became inspired to write the continuing education course “Rehabilitation and Breast Oncology” in 2011 as a women’s health resident at Duke University, where she became a certified lymphedema therapist. However, believing in a holistic approach to wellbeing, she realized that there were other common side effects of medical treatment that were not being addressed in patient care. She turned to the literature and found the research to be very limited compared to most physical therapy referrals. Her passion for working with this population was compounded by loved ones who experienced a cancer diagnosis, and only grew as she attempted to fill in the gaps in patient care.
Susannah graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a Physical Therapy degree in 2007. Prior to attending the Women’s Health Residency program at Duke University, she dedicated herself to becoming a proficient generalist working in a variety of settings with a particular interest in manual therapy. Susannah obtained her Women’s Clinical Specialist Certification in 2013. She is a Herman and Wallace faculty member teaching pelvic health in addition to her continuing education course in breast oncology. Currently, she works in an outpatient practice in Asheville, North Carolina.