Shannon is a graduate of the University of Alberta Masters program in Physiotherapy. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Saskatchewan, which included an exchange in Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then, Shannonhas continued to pursue further training in orthopedic manual therapy, myofascial release, acupuncture, taping, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), and shoulder and hip rehabilitation. She has training in both Eastern and Western dry needling (traditional anatomical acupuncture and IMS). She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Shannon has completed the Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy through Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Shannon spent 3 years with the Olympic Oval Program speed skaters, including travel to national and international competitions. As a consultant to the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, she was a member of the multidisciplinary Integrated Support Team for seven training groups as well as a number of international visiting athletes. She also has done work with the dancers of the Alberta Ballet in preparation for their productions at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Shannon’s interest in running and speed and power training originated from sprinting with the U of S Huskies and the U of A Pandas track and field teams. Currently, as a two-time ACL injury survivor, she enjoys road running and cycling, as well as weight training, ultimate frisbee, racquet sports, and hiking among the larch trees of Kananaskis.