Dr. Shannon ByersMeet Dr. Shannon
Shannon completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Saint Francis University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in 2016 and top of her PT class in 2018, earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. During her undergraduate studies, she earned a Minor in Exercise Physiology and tutored for Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics classes. She also played Division I softball for the SFU Red Flash during her 3 years of undergraduate studies while training with various Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Certified Athletic Trainers, and Physical Therapists on campus.
Shannon served during her years of graduate studies as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the SFU DPT program to assist fellow students in Exercise Prescription, Movement Science, and Orthopedic Musculoskeletal courses. She also elected to complete courses for further education in upper quarter (neck and shoulder) screening and manual therapy, and vestibular rehabilitation. She completed four clinical internships at a variety of clinical settings with focus on outpatient orthopedic private practices. Her last clinical was completed at Frederick Sport and Spine Clinic in the spring of 2018, where she accepted her first position as a physical therapist following graduation.
Shannon wishes to continue to emphasize further education in manual therapy techniques. She has completed coursework in Manual Therapy techniques of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine & Ribs and other manual therapy techniques since graduation. She has been certified in techniques including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial Cupping, and Compression Band Flossing. She also has a special interest in treating sports-related injuries in athletes of all ages. As a part of her DPT graduate studies, she participated in a published research study on running kinematics and related injuries. Shannon is now a Certified Running Gait Analyst (CRGA Level 1) and can help you improve your running performance and reduce risk of running-related injury.
Outside of work she enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor activities, recreational sports, and Yoga. She also enjoys relaxing at craft breweries and wineries in her spare time with her husband.