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Susan Kaefer

Susan is a graduate of U.S.C. and has been a physical therapist for 40 years. She has worked in association with Dr. Kaslow for over 10 years. Her specialty and post graduate training are in the field of manual therapy treatments including Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Cranio-Sacral therapy and Acupressure. These treatments are all gentle and non-invasive with no side effects and few contraindications.

Some of the more powerful techniques Susan employs are:

  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an extremely effective and gentle treatment (see the full description of FSM elsewhere on our website). Patients experience a significant relief from pain and resolution of most symptoms more quickly and completely with FSM when used with the other therapies.
  • Our Class IV Laser 980nm is a FDA-cleared, therapeutic laser with up to 7,500 mW. Cells and tissues that are inflammed, swollen or otherwise injured have been shown to have a significantly higher response to laser therapy irradiation than normal healthy structures. Tina Karu, PhD, of the Laser Technology Center in Russia and affiliated with UC Berkeley, has researched the effects of light on the cell since the 1980s. She found there are photoreceptors at the molecular level that, when triggered, activate a number of biological reactions such as DNA/RNA synthesis, increased cAMP levels, protein and collagen synthesis and cellular proliferation. The result is rapid regeneration, normalization and healing of damaged cellular tissue. Thus, light is a trigger for the rearrangement of cellular metabolism.
  • More recently we have been using MORA Light Therapy with some rather dramatic results. It is too early to conclude how and where this fits into our physical therapy choices, but for now we are very encouraged.

Susan creates a safe, comforting environment during her hour-long treatments that invites patients to rest and allows healing to occur. While using her skills to treat her patient’s pain and dysfunction, she also encourages her patients to discover the factors in their daily life that may be causing or perpetuating their problem. There is extensive instruction in what to do at home or on the job to care for themselves and remain pain-free.

It has always been important to Susan that her patients feel listened to and be treated with enough time and attention that they are able to recover in the shortest time possible. They leave with a new understanding of how they developed their painful condition and the tools to keep themselves well. Susan stays in close communication with Dr. Kaslow on daily basis. She is available for telephone consultation to ascertain the appropriate care for your condition. You may also refer patients that are not patient’s of Dr. Kaslow’s to Susan for treatment.

Physical Therapy provided in our office is covered in part by most insurance companies but review your policy and determine the extent of your coverage before starting treatment. It is also possible to see Susan on a discounted cash basis.


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