RPT, MScPT, B.Kin.(Hons), Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
Shannon is the owner and sole practitioner of Resilience Physiotherapy. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy after obtaining her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University.
After five years of post graduate study and exams, she completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association & became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). To learn more about CAMPT and Shannon's training, please click on the link below. She completed her acupuncture training in 2009 and certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn-IMS) in 2015.
Shannon’s treatment philosophy is to treat the individual as there is no 'one size fits all' solution to any patient's pain & path to recovery. After carefully assessing a patient's condition and goals, she then develops a tailored treatment plan using a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, IMS & exercise.
Shannon specializes in treating patients with both acute and chronic neck and back pain, athletes with sports injuries at all levels and has treated many patients with post-operative knee/shoulder repairs. Since becoming a mother in 2016, she has a new appreciation for the physical challenges/imbalances that commonly arise post pregnancy.
Shannon is actively involved in the physiotherapy profession and enjoys mentoring and instructing other physiotherapists through the Orthopeadic division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association & the Masters in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto.
She enjoys staying active through pilates, TRX, running, spinning, strength training and chasing after her son!
After a thorough clinical assessment, Shannon uses many hands-on techniques to treat your issue. These include advanced joint mobilization/manipulation, nerve mobilization and soft tissue release.
Each patient receives a tailored program of strengthening and mobilization exercises to correct imbalance and help accelerate recovery.
By deeply inserting an acupuncture needle into shortened bands of taut neuropathic muscle, a release occurs that restores the muscle to normal length alleviating the pressure and pain it was causing. For more information please click below.
Using a combination of the above mentioned services, Shannon has worked with athletes at all levels to return them to sport.
Using traditional Chinese acupuncture points, needles are inserted to promote blood flow and circulation to an injured area with the goal of restoring homeostasis. This in turn helps to reduce pain & inflammation.
Shannon has many years of experience working with patients using post-operative surgical protocols to return the patient to full function.