Dr Nicholas Shannon

About Dr. Nicholas Shannon

Nick is a sports and exercise medicine chiropractor. This means in addition to being a chiropractor he has extensive training and education in sports and exercise medicine.

Nick holds a chiropractic double degree from RMIT, as well as a postgraduate diploma in sports and exercise medicine from the University of Otago. In addition to this Nick's sports and exercise medicine training and education includes:

  • An enrichment program in the Sports Medicine Department at the University of Minnesota
  • Enrichment programs in the Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic and Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania
  • The American College of Sports Medicine Team Physician Course
  • The Rugby Football Union and Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Pitch Side Immediate Trauma Care Course
  • The Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner certification

Nick's experience in the field of sports medicine includes:

  • IRB Hong Kong Rugby 7s tournament
  • Kowloon Rugby Fest and International Youth Tournament
  • Macau Grand Prix
  • Wanaka Ironman
  • Tennis Australian Open
  • Medical officer for a Supercars team and GT Enduro team

Nick is passionate about sports and exercise medicine and is a strong advocate for promoting the use of exercise as medicine. He is also committed to helping educate his patients and peers as such, Nick has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles, and informative articles in the area of sports and exercise medicine in national chiropractic magazines.

These vast arrays of experience have also helped Nick to developed close working relationships with sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons locally and abroad which in turn enables Nick to provide his patients with the best care possible, regardless of whether they are an athlete or not.

Skills Set

  • Sports Injury Assessment and Management
  • Manual Adjustments (spinal and extremities)
  • Instrumentation Adjustments (activator)
  • Low Force Techniques (drop piece, blocking, cranial therapy)
  • Manual Muscle Testing
  • Dry Needling
  • Microcurrent Therapy
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Support Taping
  • Soft Tissue Therapy - MRT (myofascial release therapy), ART - not certified (active release technique), Chinese Spooning/Graston, Fascial Release/Manipulation
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise Prescription
  • Functional Muscle Activation Assessment
  • Orthotic Casting

Magazine Publications

  • Exercise is Medicine - A Chiropractors Domain, The Australian Chiropractor, November 2017
  • Concussion Update - The Importance of Exercise, The Australian Chiropractor, April 2019
  • Platelet Rich Plasma for Knee OA - What is the Evidence? Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) News, June 2019
  • Taming Achilles Tendinopathies, COCA News, September 2019

Journal Publications

Media Invovlement

Community Involvement

  • Interplast Australia
  • Sacred Heart Mission Medical Clinic
  • St Vincent's Hospital Community Advisory Committee
  • Proud supporter of the MMU Charity

Professional Associations

  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member of the Australian Chiropractic Association
  • Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education
  • Registrant of the Chiropractic Registration Board of Australia
  • Registrant of the Hong Kong Chiropractors Council