Susan Hays, MSPT
Random Fact About Kim: She introduced Susan to wine, trucks and camping (in a trailer, not a tent).
Why I Love RFPT: Kim and I have spent the last 10 years creating our dream clinic in which everyone has fun doing what they do - even the patients. It has become exactly as we were dreaming about and I love coming to work every day with everyone. These people are truly my family.
Favorite Flower: Iris.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii or anywhere tropical. Dream is going to the Maldives.
Favorite Animal: Otters (besides dogs)
Favorite Coffee Shop Order: Mint Majesty Tea (Starbucks) or SuperNova Energy Drink (Gravity Coffee)
Favorite Activity: Walking or hiking with my dog, Duke, running, swimming, riding a wave runner
Favorite Superhero: Captain America
Favorite Quote: Anything from Vince Lombardi
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get back up.”
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. “
“ Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
“ Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
Professional Life: I received a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in French from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. After moving to the PNW, I started to pursue a PT degree. I worked as an aide in a local clinic before being accepted into PT school. I graduated in 2000 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. I worked at the former Apple Physical Therapy in Auburn then moved to Physiotherapy Associates after having my first daughter. It was there that I met Kim.
Personal Life: I hail from Appleton, Wisconsin which is 1/2 hour south of Green Bay. It is where all of the NFL teams stay when they come to play the Green Bay Packers. I moved to Puyallup in 1995. I have two teenage daughters. I have also raised 6 puppies in training and 3 became full fledged service dogs. I have a personal dog, Duke, and 2 cats.