Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Vestibular & Concussion
Shannen has always been fascinated by the human body and its ability to adapt following injury. This early passion led her to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2016 and Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2018, both at Queen’s University. While at Queen’s Shannen competed at the Provincial and National levels as a member of the cross-country running team. She remains an avid runner, and continues to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth through involvement in sport.
Shannen is a registered physiotherapist who approaches her role in the healthcare system with care, pride and commitment to lifelong learning. She brings with her a creative repertoire of exercise prescription skills, a positive yet realistic attitude and a drive to problem solve. Helping others to achieve optimal movement independence is a focus of all of her client encounters. She understands the importance of listening, educating, and developing practical strategies to recover from, prevent and avoid recurrence of injury. “Celebrate the small victories!” is a motto Shannen has adopted following her own experience with a knee injury that sidelined her running career. Shannen has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, including seniors and paediatric populations. She continues to build on her skill base with post-graduate training in manual therapy and vestibular and concussion rehabilitation.