Susan Mayfield , PT, LMT
Susan Mayfield graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with academic honors and has been a licensed Physical Therapist working with children and adults in the rehabilitation, outpatient, private and home care settings since 1991. In 1996 she also became licensed in Massage Therapy to diversify her skill set in soft tissue manipulation and lymphatic drainage.
From 1991 to 2006 she was a Clinic Manager for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and their Staff Consultant-Inservice Presenter from 1993 to 1996. In 1993 she became a Clinical Instructor and has continued mentoring students pursuing their degree in the Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant programs for more than 25 years.
In 1992 she became certified as a Lab Examiner & Health-Fitness Instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine and in 2005 as an Industrial Therapist by ErgoScience.
She has studied Hellerwork Myofascial Release, ErgoScience, McKenzie, Mulligan, Travell & Simons Trigger Point, Pelvic/Sacral alignment, Lymphedema, Craniosacral, Temporomandibular Joint, Strain Counterstrain, Foot and Orthotics under well respected instructors. She is continuing her studies with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy primarily under Erl Pettman, Founding/Senior Faculty/Chief Examiner.
In the professional community she served as the Public Relations Chair for the Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and was their Physical Therapists’ Coordinator for the Honolulu Marathon Medical Tent from 1994-1997. When she moved to Kauai in 2019, she volunteered as a Physical Therapist in the Hawaii Sports and Balance Center’s Medical Tent at the Koloa Marathon and for Wilcox’ Children Fitness Event.
Her achievements include several educational scholarships from the C.S. Wo foundation, a monetary award from Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific for developing a Healthy Back Aerobics program and recognition by this same organization for developing a submaximal exercise testing protocol, community fitness assessment program and a post rehab exercise program.
Leisure activities include Chigong, Chen and Yang style Taichi, volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army, trying new recipes, watching HGTV for home improvement ideas and Christmas choral singing. She also enjoys traveling and going to Broadway Musicals with her husband.