Physical Therapy

Sue A. Frohreich, PT, MPT, CLT

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients need to be referred by an SCCA physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Patients who have secondary lymphedema can be seen at the SCCA clinic by one of our physical therapists specializing in oncology.

Sue decided to work in healthcare when she was in high school anatomy class. This humble beginning inspired her to pursue further education which combined her knowledge and passion of the human body, as well as understand and treat the person as a whole. She feels honored serving and treating cancer patients during such an intimate and critical time in their lives. She assists and educates her patients on the importance of exercise, mind-body awareness, posture and a personalized home program.

Sue is currently involved in research with the Breast Cancer Specialty Center. She meets with patients to access and gather data for early lymphedema diagnosis and appropriate treatment. She is committed to increase awareness of healthy and active lifestyle choices, improve early detection and prevention of cancer.

When she is not in clinic, Sue enjoys hiking, snow-shoeing, traveling, international films, community volunteering, and cooking with family and friends.

Patient care philosophy

Each patient brings a unique perspective to their healing experience. In order to achieve their personal goals and optimal health it is important to educate, empower and enable patients to incorporate personalized exercise and knowledge.

Clinical expertise
  • Oncology Physical Therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Ergonomics
Experience

Sue worked in both inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation for six years at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. She trained and was certified as an ergonomic evaluation specialist in 2000 and then in lymphedema in 2002. She co-developed a hospital-based outpatient lymphedema program and treated exclusively in this specialty. In 2009, Sue brought her expertise to SCCA.

Education and training
  • MPT: University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University
  • Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose/Norton Training and Consulting
  • LANA Certified, Lymphology Association of North America

Contact

SCCA Physical Therapy
phone (206) 606-6373
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm