Shannon received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL. While she still misses more temperate weather, she is glad to avoid daily afternoon thundershowers. In a prior life she was a nationally certified massage therapist for 20 years and minored in dance during her undergraduate work. Shannon continues to grow her manual therapy skills that include: joint mobilization, soft tissue release, strain-counterstrain, neural tension techniques and neuromuscular re-education. She uses an integrative kinetic chain alignment approach to treatment and diagnosis and is experienced in treating post-surgical, chronic pain, sports injury, dementia, and Parkinson’s patients. She uses gentle preparatory techniques to warm the body up before manipulations and believes in a conservative approach to treating pain.
What do you enjoy most about being a PT?
I love helping people; generic but true! I like to solve the puzzle of each patient’s physical problems.
If you weren't a PT, what would you do for work?
Dancing in a modern/ballet company that tells theatrical and meaningful stories.
What's the most recent book you've read for fun?
An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel by Laurell Hamilton
What is the most valuable life lesson you've ever learned?
That if I am upset about something someone is doing, usually they are reflecting to me an unhealthy way I am treating myself.
What would you sing at karaoke night?
Counting Stars by OneRepublic
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
By the California side of Lake Tahoe
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ceasar salad with tuna.
What's your favorite form of exercise?
What's your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Rest and walk in nature if not dancing.