Stand strong as a tree, stay calm as a meadow
With over three decades of experience in physical therapy, specializing in the treatment of individuals with osteoporosis and musculoskeletal conditions, I’ve developed my signature BONES Method (TM). This method offers a holistic approach to assessing bone loss and providing a comprehensive solution.
Master of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Integrative Medicine, Certified Integrative Health and Nutritionist
I bring a rich diversity of experience and knowledge to the healthcare profession. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 with a Master of Physical Therapy and started working in outpatient physical therapy.
I treated individuals with various muscle and skeletal disorders, and I couldn’t help but notice the increasing reliance on pharmaceutical medications despite patients’ ongoing aches, pains, and slow recovery.
However, it became evident that patients who led a natural, healthy lifestyle experienced faster and more complete recovery. It wasn’t until I treated my own injury through a nutrient-rich diet, targeted supplements, and proper exercise and rest cycles that I truly understood the power of taking a holistic approach to the healing process.
Recognizing the importance of integrating different therapeutic approaches and healing modalities, I decided to pursue a degree in integrative medicine at Capital University of Integrative Medicine. This program educated me in a variety of alternative treatments and therapies, emphasizing the importance of evaluating a person as a whole and considering all aspects of their health and well-being.
It was during this time that I developed a passion for nutrition, believing it to be the true foundation for optimal health and healing. I continued my studies in nutrition and obtained a degree as a Certified Nutritionist from the American Health Science University in 2006.
Later, in 2014, I earned a Post Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. I am also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Throughout my years of practice, I noticed an increasing number of women with osteoporosis. Many of these women were taking osteoporosis medications but experiencing significant side effects such as digestive issues, jaw necrosis, abnormal fractures, or not seeing any improvement in their bone density scans. Others sought natural alternatives to restore their bones and refused medications due to the array of side effects.
Recognizing that bones, like all organs, are affected by various aspects of our health, I developed a holistic treatment approach to address bone loss and osteoporosis. My BONES Method™ combines my experience in physical therapy, nutrition, and integrative medicine to provide a truly integrative and holistic approach.
My background in physical therapy allows me to assess muscle strength, posture, and balance, enabling me to develop individualized therapeutic exercise programs that safely enhance bone strength.
As a nutritionist, I focus on enhancing the nutrients necessary for bone health while also assessing digestion and absorption to ensure proper metabolism of these nutrients. I also understand the importance of strengthening inner stability by reducing stressors that can contribute to bone loss. By offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to bone health, I can address all aspects of strengthening your bones.
In addition to my private practice, I enjoy collaborating with other physical therapists, chiropractors, and medical doctors throughout the US. I also provide remote consultations and work with patients through Skype, Zoom, and phone calls.
Outside of work, I cherish spending time with my family on our sailboat, paddle boarding, and exploring nature through hiking.
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Achieve Optimal Health and Healing
If you are tired of depending on medications that provide limited relief or are experiencing the frustration of slow recovery, my approach may be the answer for you. I offer a holistic approach that targets the fundamental causes of your health issues.
Whether you're seeking natural solutions for osteoporosis, looking to enhance your overall well-being, or simply curious about incorporating holistic practices into your life, I am here to support you.
Get ready for personalized exercise programs, targeted nutrition strategies, a thorough evaluation of your digestive well-being, and the nurturing of your body, all designed to unlock your body's innate health potential.
Get to know me
I reside in Virginia with my husband and our brave blind dog. I also have two children who have embarked on their respective journeys, pursuing their passions in life.
I relish hiking and paddle boarding whenever the opportunity arises.
My husband and I have a deep love for sailing. In fact, we are currently in the process of planning an exciting sailing adventure to the Bahamas.
“Initially, I went to Susan Brady because my family doctor told me to take a holiday from the prescription bone density medicine that I had been taking it for many years. I avoid dairy since I am lactose intolerant and sensitive to dairy protein. I was confident that Susan could recommend a superior quality calcium, balanced with other supplements that would help provide the nutrients I needed for bone health. In addition to recommendations for supplements, she has evaluated my diet and my exercise regimen, making suggestions as needed. With guidance from Susan I have been able to maintain bone health without additional bone density medicine for several years now.”
~ K. N.
“While providing rehabilitation after my two hip surgeries, Susan also educated me in the importance of proper nutrition for strengthening my bones and improving my bone density. She encouraged me to eat an alkaline-based diet and to eliminate the junk food I was so fond of. Not only did I heal quickly, but also the doctors were amazed by the rapid bone growth as noted on my x-rays. I continue to include chia and pumpkin seeds in my diet, as well as other foods that are alkaline based. I honestly have Susan to thank for this complete transformation in my diet which has allowed me to go back to wearing heels which I thought I would never be able to do again. Nutrition matters — I am a perfect example of good bones from good food!”
Susan is a caring, dedicated professional who makes you feel comfortable when discussing personal issues. She is very knowledgeable and addresses your concerns in a timely manner. I especial 1 like that she never gives up, has a pleasant personality and enjoys a challenge. I am still tweaking some things as my constipation has not totally gone away. However, I now have more knowledge and tools to use. I truly enjoyed working with Susan and believe I understand my issues better. I hope I am now absorbing my nutrients better and plan on doing bone marker retesting with Susan in 6 months or so. “
The BONES Method™
Proven holistic approach to building strong, healthy bones that provides comprehensive evaluation and counseling based on 5 specific areas of bone health: nutrition, digestion, stress, exercise and supplements.