Shanna is a Registered Physiotherapist in BC and a member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Shanna is also certified by the Neuro Developmental Treatment Association for the rehabilitation of neurological conditions.
Shanna graduated from UBC Physical Therapy School in 2002 and began her career at Surrey Memorial Hospital that year. She found her passion when she started working with patients post stroke. For the last 14 years, Shanna has worked predominantly in neurological rehabilitation spending several years working on the General Rehab, High Intensity, and Outpatient units. During this time she has worked extensively with patients with a variety of neurological conditions such as post stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease and Brain Injury.
Shanna has been involved in many health care and policy initiatives to improve the care of patients with neurological conditions and is the chair of the Fraser Health General Rehabilitation Professional Practice Committee. Shanna was involved in setting up and developing the Surrey Memorial Hospital REDi program, which offers therapy to patients with neurological and complex medical conditions to regain function. Shanna continues to work part time within Fraser Health on a Rehabilitation Unit as well as maintaining her involvement in the Stroke Services BC, Stroke Collaborative to improve health care post stroke across the continuum.
Shanna strives to provide treatments that are patient-goal centred and meaningful, with just the right amount of challenge, motivation and enjoyment.
Shanna is our home physiotherapy therapist providing care for those with post surgical rehab, general deconditioning, movement disorders and neurological conditions in Abbotsford.
Post Secondary Education
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2002)
NDT Certified (2011)
Training Strength & Endurance in Neurological Clients (2006)
Bobath: Treatment of the Upper Extremity in Neurological Clients (2006)
NDT: Treatments of Adults with Hemiplegia (2006)
Manual Therapy Techniques for Adults with Neurological Impairments (2008)
NDT/Bobath Advanced Course: Treatment of the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity (2011)
NDT/Bobath Advanced Course: Facilitation of Normal Movement During Functional Activities (2012)
NDT/Bobath Advanced Course: Problem Solving and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia (2013)
NDT/Bobath: Intermediate Course: Functional Activities in Standing and Gait, An NDT Perspective for Adults with Hemiplegia (2014)
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Physiotherapy Association of BC
Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association