Shannon’s love of sport and the outdoors led her to first pursue a Bachelor of Kinesiology which she completed with Honors at the University of Toronto. Due to her own interactions with injury as a high performance athlete, she went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western in London, Ontario. After graduating she remained in London working in a Sports Medicine Clinic associated with the University and in a large acute care hospital with a focus on orthopaedics and trauma. Given Shannon’s commitment to evidence-based practice, she has participated in a number of research projects focused on hip and knee osteoarthritis management and care. She is committed to lifelong learning and plans to pursue her manual therapy levels and sports physiotherapy diploma in the coming years.
Shannon has been competing for over a decade, both as a middle distance track and field athlete and currently, as a rower, nationally and internationally for Canada. This past summer she competed at the Pan Am Games in Lima Peru in women’s rowing. She has a unique understanding of what athletes go through on a day to day basis, including both the physical and psychological aspects of experiencing an injury and returning to sport. Using a client-centered approach, she looks forward to applying her skillset to optimize the performance of athletes and individuals of all levels from the community.