ORTHOPEDIC & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Shannon Harvey, PT Resident
Clinical Practice Area: Women’s and Pelvic Health, Orthopedics
Areas of Interest: Women’s and pelvic health, including pregnancy and postnatal care, and general musculoskeletal conditions
Shannon has always desired to pursue a career where she can help people reach and maintain their highest quality of life through movement. She began this journey by obtaining her Bachelor’s degree at Queen’s University in Physical Health and Education. Knowing her end goal was to become a Physiotherapist, she decided to pair her continuing education with her passion for travel. Shannon completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy at Brunel University in the beautiful city of London, United Kingdom. After completing her amazing experience abroad, Shannon returned back to her hometown of Ottawa to begin her next chapter.
Shannon continued to expand her knowledge by completing additional training in pelvic health, treating women and men with conditions such as bladder and bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Shannon’s approach to rehabilitation is to provide her patients with a supportive and safe space to communicate their primary complaint, complete a comprehensive assessment, deliver meaningful treatment, as well as a personalized exercise program. She ensures her patients with pelvic floor and/or orthopedic conditions leave their session with a sense of confidence and empowerment to continue performing functional daily movements they enjoy.
Shannon has currently obtained her “Level 1: Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence”, and is looking forward to helping women and men with urinary incontinence and/or urgencies, as well as pelvic organ prolapse.
She will be completing her “Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Floor Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens” in the early 2023. Shannon is excited to share her knowledge and work together with her patients to help them achieve their desired goals.
Shannon enjoys living an active lifestyle through playing soccer, and maintaining variability in her workout regime by doing HIIT, strength training and yoga. She has a passion for travel and enjoys visiting a new country every year with her friends and family.