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Jessica Shannon

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Jessica has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She is proficient in treating a variety of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) system, including TMJ dysfunction, shoulder injuries, low back and hip pain, dizziness and balance disruptions and neurological conditions. With her background as a varsity track & field athlete, she enjoys treating patients with sports injuries including running, jumping and throwing injuries. Additionally, she enjoys treating injuries related to the lower body including knee, ankle and foot.

Jessica’s treatment plans utilize an active approach to rehabilitation with the primary focus on therapeutic exercise and education. She also incorporates manual/hands-on therapy (deep tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilization, trigger point release), and therapeutic modalities (i.e. TENS, ultrasound and interferential current therapy) for pain reduction. Health promotion and prehabilitation (to prevent injury) are vital to her clinical philosophy.

Jessica enjoys working with people of all ages and varying backgrounds which is evident in her volunteer work where she has coached young athletes, Special Olympic athletes and worked with individuals with complex neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and spinal cord injury. Her background gives her a holistic approach to patient care.

When she is not helping others achieve their functional goals, Jessica is out putting her body to the test hiking, biking, sprinting and lifting weights—always looking for new ways to move! Jessica believes the ability to move is an amazing gift we should not take for granted! Additionally, she finds adventure anywhere she goes and loves spending time with friends and her large family including her seven nieces.