Physical therapy (PT) is often used to help increase mobility and function after an injury, sports injury or disease. It plays an essential part in restoring your ability to resume your life and normal activities.

The physical therapists at East Cooper Medical Center can help guide you through every step of the process with patience and consideration so that you may return to maximum function and optimal health. They will tailor the needs and goals of each individual patient to ensure the best possible result.

Types of Conditions That Benefit from Physical Therapy Treatments

  • Pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema
  • Generalized weakness and deconditioning
  • Overuse injuries
  • Herniated disc protrusions
  • Neck and back pain

Meet Our Team

Photo of Suzanne Rodgers, PT

Suzanne Rodgers, PT

Physical Therapist

Suzanne was born in New Orleans and lived all over the United States as an Army brat.  She attended The College of Charleston, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Biology. In 1992 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from MUSC and worked at MUSC from 1992 to 1996. Suzanne joined East Cooper Medical Center in 1996 where she worked in acute care for many years. She joined the outpatient team in 2008. She is certified in Pelvic Physical Therapy from the APTA section on Women’s Health and has a passion for helping women overcome problems including urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. Suzanne also has a passion for helping clients improve their balance and reduce dizziness. She is a certified provider of LSVT Big, a treatment protocol for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

Suzanne is married and has three children. In her free time she enjoys baking and sharing her creations with her co-workers. She and her husband are backyard bee keepers and love to travel to explore the cuisines of different cultures.

Physical Therapy Services

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a valuable intervention used in conjunction with a comprehensive therapeutic program. It is performed by a certified, skilled physical therapist for the treatment of muscular conditions that affect normal function. It can assist with decreasing pain, stiffness, and improving muscle performance.

Dry Needling is performed using a fine, flexible, and sterile needle. It is inserted into a pathologic muscle to release shortened bands of fiber, known as trigger points. It releases these bands by disrupting the overactive neurological input into those fibers. Most patients experience an immediate improvement in mobility. Most common diagnoses that benefit from Dry Needling intervention are as follows:

  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Stiff Neck
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • LBP/Sciatica
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis