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Dance Physiotherapy

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

Shannon Trotter - Dance Physiotherapist

Shannon's love of dance began when she started ballet at the age of three. 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 Sydney University where she completed a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science (Exercise Physiology)and a Masters of Physiotherapy.

Since then, Shannon has worked in both the public and private sector and has worked at Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre for the past four years. 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, which she also uses with her Women's Health patients.

Although Shannon's interests lie in Sports Rehabilitation and Women's Health, her true passion remains in Dance. Shannon is able to bring together the knowledge and skills she has as both a dance teacher and physiotherapist to successfully treat dancers at Southside Physiotherapy.

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.

Here at Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we offer the following services:

  • Assessment, treatment and managementof performance related injuries
  • Pre-pointe assessmentsand foot conditioning programs
  • Dance screening (general, HSC, full-time or company)
  • Flexibility and danceconditioning programs
  • Core Stability assessment and training (use of Real Time Ultrasound)
  • Postural assessments and training
  • Prehabilitation for prevention and identification of potential injury
  • Pilates (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


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