Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST-D


With 38 years of Occupational Therapy experience, Sue has extensive background knowledge in the general practice of OT as well as specializing in neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics.  She participates in clinical research of current innovative ways to assist her clients and families to overcome their difficulties.

Along with clinical work, Sue has been active in workshop presentations, professional consultations, college teaching, and research.  Sue is a faculty member at the Upledger Institute to teach the ShareCare curriculum and regularly acts as a teaching assistant in training of other professionals.  In addition, Sue is often an invited lecturer or guest author.

Sue is credentialed with the follow certifications:

  • CranioSacral Therapy (advanced practitioner) – Diplomat level through Upledger Institute International
  • Sensory Integration (and administration of SIPT)
  • Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) for pediatrics
  • Licensed to practice in Wisconsin

Sue’s Publications:

  • BOOK:  A Touch Better:  Two Therapists’ Journeys and the Lessons They Learned from Dr. John E. Upledger about CranioSacral Therapy.  (Published April, 2019)
  • BOOK:  Bodywork for Babies (soon-to-be released).  Contact us with pre-order requests.
  • “Effects of CranioSacral Therapy Upon Symptoms of Post-Acute Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome:  A Pilot Study.”  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.  Issue 27, pp. 667-675.  2021.
  • “Case Report: Manual Therapies Promote Resolution of Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in a 24-year-old Athlete.”  SAGE Open Medical Case Reports.  Volume 9, pp. 1–12.  2021.
  • “The Use of CranioSacral Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Benefits from the Viewpoints of Parents, Clients, and Therapists.”  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.  Issue 21, pp. 19-29.  2017.
  • “Manual Therapies Promote Continence and Mobility in a Patient with Cerebellar Agenesis.”  International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Issue 4:4, pp. 1-8.  2016.
  • “Manual Therapies Reduce Pain Associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia.”  Allied Academics Research.  pp. 1-12.  2016.
  • “CranioSacral Therapy: Helping Improve Brain Function.”  The Autism File USA.  Issue 33, pp. 106-111.  2009.
  • “Sensory Integration Intervention: Historical Concepts, Treatment Strategies and Clinical Experiences in Three Patients with Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase (SSADH) Deficiency.” Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease.  Issue 32, pp. 353-360.  2009.
  • “Hope Rises Above Tragedy” and “Search for Help Crosses Continents.”  Working Wonders: Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy.  Case Studies from Practitioners of CST.  Ed: The Upledger Institute.  2005.