Susan Cotta


About Me

Sue Cotta received her B.S., with a minor in athletic training from the University of Rhode Island in 1981, becoming a nationally certified athletic trainer in 1982 while attending Boston University for her MS in PT. Sue started work at Boston University Hospital with rotations in chest physical therapy, peripheral vascular disease and rehabilitation until 1984. She then moved back to Rhode Island and worked in pediatric physical therapy at RI Hospital. She became the first National Hemophilia PT Committee president.

Subsequently, Sue continued her career with home care experience (both pediatric and adult populations), outpatient clinics and again returned to RI Hospital, but this time in the adult therapy outpatient section. Sue was active on the spine team, started and coordinated the women�s health program until 2001. Since 2001, she splits her time with a private practice (pediatric and adult populations), teaching for the Upledger Institute and co-owner of the Women's Journals with her sister in the greater St. Louis, MO area.

Sue has been involved with CranioSacral therapy since 1990 and has been a UI Instructor since 1999. She currently utilizes CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Maya Abdominal Massage and various physical therapy techniques in her practice.

My Skills

Upledger Affiliations:
Instructor for CranioSacral Therapy 1, ShareCare, and Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy
Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2, and CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics, SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2
Certified Athletic Trainer 1982-2010 (Retired 2010), Certified Maya Abdominal Massage Therapist

Articles & Books Written

Physical Therapy in Hemophilia (1986)
Children's book "I Can Show You I Care: Compassionate Touch for Children" 2003)

Professional Associations / Memberships

Member, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers (Retired Member), Arvigo Massage certified practitioner

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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