I am a Specialist Physician of Rehabilitation Medicine. I am passionate about self-care & human mastery as a means to optimal health & wellbeing. I aim to support people to achieve their holistic health goals and live full and meaningful lives despite their circumstance.

– Dr Susannah Ward

CREDENTIALS
  • Physician of rehabilitation medicine, Fellow Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

  • Basmajian Prize Winner 2016, clinical rehabilitation fellowship exams.

  • Bachelor of Medical Science with honours, The University of Sydney.

  • Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of surgery with honours, The University of Sydney.

  • Certified accredited yoga teacher (200 hours), Yoga Alliance International.

  • Mindfulness practitioner, experienced in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy.

  • Experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

  • Self-proclaimed wellness lover & enthusiast!

A LITTLE FROM DR WARD

Hi there,
I am a Specialist Physician of Rehabilitation Medicine. I am passionate about self-care & human mastery as a means to optimal health & wellbeing. I aim to support people to achieve their holistic health goals and live full and meaningful lives despite their circumstance. In addition to fulfilling my various professional roles, I speak on & teach wellness related topics, such as mindfulness and yoga.  I have also been involved in wellbeing research.  Downtime for me consists of listening to the waves, reading, writing, chilling in nature, beach runs with my dog and practising yoga.

I have struggled for years with anxiety, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  My challenges forced me to learn about my human condition so that I could succeed and thrive in my life on all levels.  I have subsequently acquired wonderful knowledge, skills & insights for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-mastery.  I know the powerful benefits of holistic health interventions, like self-enquiry, yoga and mindfulness.  Through experimentation with and consistent practise of such skills, I learnt my way to wellness and I am proud to say that I live my life to the full.

My lived experience adds unique insights and value to my service as a clinician. I understand the intricate relationship between a person’s internal world, their bodies, their environment and their health outcomes. I am non-judgemental, empathetic and understanding.  I take a patient centred approach and provide bespoke services with holistic and evidence-based recommendations. As a specialist in rehabilitation medicine I am expertly trained to assess people’s holistic health issues, help them to identify what is of most important to them, collaborate with them to set SMART goals and create a holistic action plan to be implemented by them and their chosen health care team.

I am passionate about empowering people with knowledge and skills to optimise their wellbeing and quality of life.  I hope to promote the health message that wellness is accessible to all and despite circumstance but key to this is self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-mastery.  It is very the nature of the relationship which one holds with themself, how they care for themselves and whether they live life aligned with their values and priorities that determines their wellbeing.

I hope to meet and collaborate with you someday.

Take care,
Dr Susannah Ward
Physician Rehabilitation Medicine
Lifestyle rehabilitation, wellness, yoga, mindfulness
BMed Sci(hons) MBBS(hons) FAFRM(RACP) RYT200

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