Melbourne sports chiropractor Dr. Shannon has been working in sports and exercise medicine since 2007, the same year he open his Melbourne city chiropractic clinic on Collins Street. Since then Dr. Shannon has undertaken further studies in the sports medical field, published papers, worked at a variety of elite sporting events and a variety of elite athletes both domestically and overseas. You can find more specifics by reading through “about sports chiropractor Dr. Shannon’s profile”.

Sports Chiropractor In The Press

In 2016, following on from working at the Macau GP, IRB Hong Kong Rugby 7’s and completing further sports and exercise medicine training in the US and Hong Kong, Melbourne city chiropractor Dr. Shannon was approached by Fairfax journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Joshua Jennings to discuss the experience Dr. Shannon had during the IRB Hong Kong Rugby 7’s tournament, in addition to his career in sports chiropractic and sports medicine up to that point.

In these discussions sports chiropractor Dr. Shannon shed light on what it is like to be a part of the medical support team that covers an international event like the IRB Hong Rugby 7s, which at the time also included providing pitch side coverage to the lead up supporting events during the week which was called the “Hong Kong Rugby Fest“. This involved a domestic competition, as well as an international schoolboys competition which invited various aged school boys from a select number of countries across Asia.

Melbourne Sports Chiropractor Reflects

As wonderful experience it was to share sports chiropractor Dr. Shannon’s experience and passion for working in sports chiropractic and sports medicine, on reflection Dr. Shannon feels the attention of internationally renowned events like the Hong Kong 7’s can deflect from where the real pitch side trauma care is needed in sport; school and amateur level sports. What wasn’t covered in the article is that during the Rugby Fest there were more consistent high grade injuries seen than in the professional competition. Injuries Melbourne city chiropractor Dr. Shannon personally oversaw included an ACL rupture in a female athlete, a fractured wrist in a school boy, a concussion with an associated central cord neuropraxia amongst a host of cuts and abrasions. The toughest part being once a pitch side diagnosis was made, in many cases there was no avenue to allow for a follow up with the athlete to make sure they were receiving the appropriate care and treatment.

Following on from this experience, Dr. Shannon has continued working in elite sport, and has written various published papers on sports medicine related subjects including sports related concussion and injuries in elite tennis players with domestic and internationally renowned sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons.

To read The Age article you can find it here:

Dr. Nicholas Shannon – Sports Chiropractor