Shannon Dickson

Registered Physiotherapist
Breathwork Facilitator
PR.No. 0164526


My interest in physiotherapy and the understanding and appreciation for movement emerged from my love for ballet and dance as well as some of my own injuries I encountered whilst completing my education at the National School of the Arts. (previously called the Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music school)

I first qualified with a BSc. degree in Molecular cell biology, before qualifying as a physiotherapist from Wits University in 1998. I then worked at the Centre for Sports Medicine, Rosebank for two years, before going abroad to London. In London I worked within the musculoskeletal / orthopaedic field of physiotherapy within the NHS for four years.

There my eyes were opened to a new way of looking at movement dysfunctions and correlating them to patients’ injuries and maladaptions / compensations. Thereafter, I returned to South Africa, working briefly under Kim Modlin and Adrian Stevens before opening up my own physiotherapy practice in 2004 and have been working independently to date.

I have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy course in 2004 and many others to expand my repertoire of treatments. My latest passion and interest is that of breathworks and the impact that breathing can have on our physiology, and hence, the multitude of affects it can have on both our physical and emotional health.

I enjoy having a home-based practice as it affords me time with all of my patients and my two growing girls, Charlotte and Chloe.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”