Yahara Therapy

Susan Frikken

Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-692-8794

Website: Yahara Therapy
Social Media: Linkedin
Social Media: Ballroom Basics for Balance (TM)
Mission Statement
Providing accessible, whole-person, skilled physical therapy and massage therapy.

History Of Practice
Blending studies and experiences in: Anthropology, environmental biology, coaching sports, teaching classroom and outdoor education, group facilitation, non-profit work in GLBT health and HIV/AIDS, office management, volunteer management. Massage certification 1995 (Potomac Massage Training Institute, Washington DC). Doctor of Physical Therapy degree 2013 (UW-Madison). I am a generalist with concentrations in prevention and self-care, postural dysfunction, conservative scoliosis management (Schroth/BSPTS certified), manual therapy, balance improvement and falls prevention.

Personal Statement
"Jack of all trades, master of none". I try to stay healthy enough to attempt just about anything I can. I love my partner, my nephews; my created family of friends, and my critters. I love and support the arts, especially music and dance (but all of them)! Favorite physical activity includes weight training, bicycling, racquetball, dance, the German Wheel at the Madison Circus Space. I am an amateur birder. I believe creativity and arts are essential to wellness and a meaningful life, as are safe space, witnessing, confidentiality and humane treatment; a rich and healthy ecosystem and environment; community-engagement, respect, diversity, and collaboration. My great-great grandmother and grandfather were osteopaths, paving the way? I am a proud Detroit area native.

Upcoming Projects
Collaborative practice, including this wonderful MAWC. Growing Ballroom Basics for Balance(TM)" including training new trainers to expand offerings and finding funding to keep costs reasonable for all participants.Providing community workshops on prevention and wellness and health literacy topics in partnership with my colleagues. Connecting good care to all who need it, regardless of income or socio-economic status.

Other Groups and Organizations
–Safe Communities (of Madison-Dane County) Falls Prevention Task Force - –Dane County TimeBank - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)