Sue Carver, ATC/MPT, received her Master of Physical Therapy degree (MPT) from Emory University in 1987. After moving to Little Rock in 1989, Sue served as the Director of a Sports Therapy Clinic specializing in orthopedic and sports injuries. She later opened her own out-patient practice in west Little Rock working with all age groups and treating a primary orthopedic population, as well as, a wide spectrum of chronic pain disorders. She recently left private practice to accept a position at the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences serving as a physical therapist at the Reynolds Institute on Aging.
Prior to being a physical therapist, Sue received her National Certification in Athletic Training through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association in 1978. She worked as the first full time women’s trainer at the University of Tennessee from 1978-1982. She served as an athletic trainer for several U.S. Olympic affiliated events culminating in being selected to work with Track and Field at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga.
She received her Manual Therapy Certification (CMT) from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Fla. in 1996. This post graduate work gave Sue additional skills in treating soft tissue and joint injuries and included myofascial and deep tissue massage techniques, in addition to basic, intermediate and advanced spinal and extremity mobilization.
Sue’s most recent certification was received in 2006 from the Upledger Institute for completing basic training in Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.