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Founder aims to make Merced therapy center 'somewhere you feel you want to be'


Whether it's providing a soothing massage, or dressing a sprained knee, keeping the human body healthy is a vital service for any community.

Sue Sulley's approach to running a business is to take care of employees as well as patients. The staff goes on regular rafting, kayaking and mountain-climbing trips. Those group activities, she believes, help build team morale.

As for patients, her goal is to make Rascal Creek "somewhere you feel you want to be." The duties of the therapists and aides encompass orthopedic problems, physical therapy, neurology, women's health issues, oncology, spinal rehab, occupational and speech therapy and acute care.

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GRAVITY: Sue Sulley Interview

Physical therapists criticize bill in Assembly

Proposal would formally allow doctors to employ them in-house.


Sue Sulley has seen her staff at Rascal Creek Physical Therapy in Merced shrink by nine employees in the past 12 months -- and she says legislation may have an even greater impact.

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