SHANNON TROTTER - DANCE PHYSIOTHERAPIST

For a dancer, nothing is more precious than a healthy, injury-free body – this is crucial for an artist to flourish.

Shannon’s love of dance began when she started ballet at 3 years old. Over the years she participated in many different styles of dance and is still dancing today!

Shannon began teaching dance at the age of 15 and went on to work for a private company that brought dance, gymnastics and acrobatics to primary schools in her local area.

Her interest in human movement and anatomy eventually led her to The University of Sydney where she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Exercise Physiology) and a Masters of Physiotherapy.

Since then, Shannon has worked in both the public and private sector. Shannon is currently undertaking further study to become a Titled Sports Physiotherapist and has completed her Level 2 training. She also has extensive experience in the use of Real Time Ultrasound for core stability training, and teaches Mat and Reformer Pilates.

Although Shannon’s interests lie in Sports Rehabilitation and Pilates, her true passion remains in Dance. Shannon is able to bring together the knowledge and skills she has as a dancer herself, dance teacher and physiotherapist to successfully treat dancers in her clinic.

Shannon understands that for a dancer, there is no such thing as “rest”.

She is able to assess the extent of your injury and modify your dance program to ensure you maintain flexibility and strength while allowing the injury to heal. Shannon is also passionate about injury prevention and knows the importance of correct technique and has worked with many dancers who are not injured, who would perhaps like to improve their performance and remain injury free long term.

SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Assessment, treatment and management of dance and performance related injuries

  • Pre- pointe assessments and foot conditioning programs

  • Dance screening (general, high school, full-time or company)

  • Flexibility and dance conditioning programs

  • Core stability assessment and training 

  • Postural assessments and training

  • Prehabilitation for injury prevention and identification of potential injury

  • Pilates (mat, reformer, one-on-one or small classes)

  • Verbal and written reports for all assessments/screenings plus contact maintained with teacher throughout treatment period

  • Individually prescribed corrective exercise programs