Shannon has always loved being active. Growing up in Mudgee and being involved in tennis and netball meant regular trips to the physio, where she experienced first-hand the improvement physiotherapy can make to a person’s movement and health.
Shannon was first exposed to Pilates during high school when together, with her twin sister and her mother, they participated in weekly Pilates classes at the local physiotherapy practice.
Following year twelve, Shannon spent a gap year dedicated to tennis training and worked as a receptionist at the local physiotherapy practice.
Shannon was inspired to become a physiotherapist while on a tennis and academic scholarship in the USA studying Sport and Exercise Science. Shannon loved anatomy and realised that the ultimate career for her would combine her drive to help people with her knowledge of the human body. Thus, Physiotherapy meant she could be involved in a respected profession that provided a meaningful contribution to people’s wellness.
Shannon studied Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, and in her final year of study loved spending five weeks providing physiotherapy services in orphanages in Vietnam.
After graduating in 2015, Shannon commenced work in the same practice in Mudgee where she had previously been a patient and receptionist. Whilst working in Mudgee, Shannon completed her Pilates instructor training in Sydney, female pelvic floor course, and Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) training.
Shannon moved to Bathurst in late 2015 with her husband and began working at Bathurst Physiotherapy. Shannon has been responsible for establishing the Pilates programme at Bathurst Physio. Shannon has broadened her experience with weekend sports coverage and orthopaedic work at the Bathurst Private Hospital. She has also completed her Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 course and taught at Charles Sturt University in the Exercise Science program.
Shannon is passionate about growing Pilates in the Bathurst community, she also has interests in orthopaedic rehabilitation and women’s health. In particular, Shannon is inspired by the powerful stories of women and feels privileged to help them with pre-natal and breast cancer care. Shannon is motivated to be a high achiever to continue contributing to the wellbeing of others and enjoys connecting with people through their stories.