Shannon first became interested in human movement and anatomy as a student athlete at USC: Coastal Carolina College where she played on the Division IA Women’s Volleyball Team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology in 1995. Shannon was involved with the coaching and training of elite female high school volleyball players and later pursued specialization as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. She then went on to pursue a physical therapy degree and graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000. She has worked in the acute care setting, skilled nursing and outpatient therapy settings throughout her career, but has primarily focused her skills in the outpatient arena and the management of orthopedic conditions. Shannon began pursuing training in advanced manual therapy techniques in 2001 and achieved certification as a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist with Great Lakes Seminars in 2006. She continues to take courses to advance her skills with hands on manual therapy techniques, functional strength and exercise progression, and the management of orthopedic conditions. Shannon’s treatment philosophy is to find the driver or source of the pain or problem to promote full recovery and/or management of symptoms ensuring a healthy, active lifestyle of the patient’s choosing.