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Meet Our Team

Phoenix Physical Therapy is a team of experts who can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Susan (SueB) Earl


SueB Earl, MPT is the owner and founder of Phoenix Physical therapy. She has nearly 30 years of providing care to residents of Durango and the surrounding area. While many people seek out SueB’s passion and expertise in foot/ankle and lower kinetic chain, both SueB and Sienna have the knowledge, interest, and expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic and other health conditions. SueB Earl has completed her master’s degree in physical therapy at NAU. She graduated summa cum laude in 1994. She has enhanced her degree with extensive orthopedic post-graduate education courses in manual therapy, functional exercise, and dry needling. She has obtained certifications in spinal manipulation and level III functional dry needling from KinetaCore. She also instructs a community-based pool PT class at the Recreation Center in Durango.

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Sienna Riley

DPT and Certified Pilates Instructor

Sienna grew up in Grass Valley, California. She became interested in physical therapy after having gone through multiple personal injuries resulting from growing up as a dancer. Sienna received her bachelor of fine arts in dance from California State University Long Beach and then went on to spend a few years dancing in San Francisco. While in San Francisco, she received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. After leaving San Francisco, Sienna moved back to her hometown, where she taught dance at a local studio and high school. While there, she became a certified Pilates instructor. She then went on to receive her doctorate of physical therapy from Regis University, graduating with honors. Sienna feels a strong connection to the body from her years of dance training and enjoys using this experience to help patients recover from various orthopedic conditions. When not at work, she enjoys dancing, hiking, checking out local breweries, and spending time with her husband and corgi.

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Emmaline Igoe

Office Manager

Emma is our office manager at Phoenix Physical Therapy. She’s your go-to contact for scheduling, insurance questions, and any other business questions you might have. Emma’s an alumna of Fort Lewis College with a bachelor of arts in business management and a minor in exercise science. She’s passionate about fostering a warm and friendly atmosphere for patients during their healing journey, as well as advocating for our patients when it comes to insurance matters. Outside of work, Emma enjoys traveling with her partner, playing outside, and volunteering in the community.

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Halle Smith

Technician/ Front Desk Assistant

Halle is one of our technicians at Phoenix Physical Therapy. She’ll be there at the end of most PT sessions to help guide you through your exercise programs. Halle graduated from Fort Lewis College with an exercise physiology bachelor’s degree with a health certificate and she plans to head to graduate school to further her career in physical therapy. She is dedicated to helping patients feel comfortable and confident throughout their recovery.

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Brayden Lucero


Brayden is one of our technicians at Phoenix Physical Therapy. He’s there to help at the end of the PT sessions to help guide you through your exercise programs. Brayden graduated from Fort Lewis College in May of 2022 with a degree in sports administration and a minor in public health. He seeks to eventually attend med schooling to become a full-time chiropractor or physical therapist.