Shannon is a registered physiotherapist from Vancouver, BC. After graduating from McGill University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto in 2019.
As a physiotherapist, Shannon is passionate about helping others return to the activities that are most meaningful to them. Shannon is a strong believer in the client-centred approach to care. Her treatments begin with setting functional goals with her clients, and empowering them to reach those goals by providing manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, and education on movement and exercise sciences.
During her training, Shannon has worked with musculoskeletal injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and post-surgical individuals. She currently works in acute care as part of the Critical Care team in a Vancouver hospital.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys yoga, kickboxing, spinning, and discovering new brunch spots in the city. Shannon is very excited to be bringing physiotherapy to Broadway at Yew!
What Is A Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.” (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
Whether you’ve suffered an injury, experiencing pain, or simply want to improve the way you move, our physiotherapist is here to support you on your journey to wellness.
What To Expect During A Physiotherapy Session
Your initial physiotherapy session is aimed at uncovering the root of your symptoms. Your physiotherapist will start with a detailed history taking and help set functional goals that are meaningful to you. Your physiotherapist will then conduct a physical examinations of your joints, muscles, posture, and movement patterns to learn more about how you move.
Once a problem is identified, your physiotherapist will educate you on your condition, and, with your goal in mind, collaborate with you to devise a treatment plan informed by the latest evidence and research available.
A Typical Physiotherapy Treatment Plan May Include:
- joint mobilization and manipulation
- soft tissue and myofascial release techniques
- personalized exercise program to improve mobility, strength, and function
- posture and biomechanics correction
- work and occupational re-training and return to work planning
Who will benefit From Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy can address a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) the following:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle pain, Strains and Sprains
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Knee Pain and Dysfunction
- Heel/Foot pain
- Postural Deficiencies
- Pre and Post-Surgical Care
- Ligament/Meniscus Repairs
- Joint replacements
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- TMJ dysfunction (Jaw pain)
- Chronic Pain
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