• Faculty
    • IHL Role: Continuing Education Course Instructor Women's Health Residency Program Faculty
    • Employer: Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC
    • Email: susan@embody-pt.com

    Dr. Clinton is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopaedics and Women’s Health, who has actively been treating patients with pelvic floor, urinary, bowel, reproductive, oncology, persistent pain, sports injuries and post-surgical diagnoses.  She currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC.  In addition, she serves as a clinical faculty and specialty course faculty for NAIOMT.

    Doctor of Science PT, Andrews University
    Masters: MHA, LSU Health Science
    Bachelors: Physical Therapy, Southwestern Medical Center
    Fellowship: NAIOMPT fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, 2013; American Academcy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, 2014

    • Pelvic Health
    • Women's Health
    • Performing Arts
    • Orthopedics
    • Education

    Dr. Clinton is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University. Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopaedic manual therapy, as well as a certified Total Control® Instructor.

    Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section.  Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate and alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health.  She is the past secretary on the Section on Women’s Health Board of Directors and the former President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.  She has served as an item writer and case reviewer for the WCS board certification examination and is a member of the credentialing committee with ABPTRFE.  Susan is proud to serve as an inaugural board member of the Women’s Global Health Imitative (GWHI) and she concurrently serves on the board for the Association of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS).  Susan has received awards for outstanding research in pelvic girdle by AAOMPT and Outstanding Clinical Educator by Chatham University.  She is the 2016 winner of the Elizabeth Noble Award from the Section on Women’s Health.


    Spitznagle T, Cabelka C, Clinton S, Abraham K, and Norton B.  Diagnosis Dialog for women’s Health Conditions:  The Process and Proposed Pelvic Floor Muscle Diagnoses. J Womens Health Phys Ther.  2017;41(3):154-162.

    Clinton SC, Newell AM, Downey P, Ferreira KC.  Physical Therapy Treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population – a Clinical Practice Guideline. J Womens Health Phys Ther. 2017;41(2):102-125.

    Clinton SC and LaCross J. Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Womens Health Phys Ther. 2017;41(2), pp.100-101.

    Buss, ML, and Clinton SC. Pelvic Floor Functional and Impairment Limitations in a Female With Hip Osteoarthritis. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2013;29(4): 239-245.

    George SE, Clinton SC Borello-France DF.  Physical Therapy Management of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain:  Anatomic Considerations.   Clinical Anatomy.  2012;26(1):77-88. 

    Clinton SC, George, SE, Mehnert M, Fitzgerald, CM, Chimes GP.  Pelvic Floor Pain:  Physical Therapy vs. Injections.   PM&R. Aug, 2011;3(8):762-70                                                    

    Clinton, S., Kinler, E.,  Pariser, G., Nuss, D. Physical Therapy Management of a Manual Laborer with Modified Radical Neck Dissection.   Rehabilitation Oncology.  Aug, 2007;25(2):3-11