Registered Massage Therapist with over ten years experience providing safe and effective massage treatments to residents of Ingersoll. As a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Amber works parttime providing active massage care and spends the majority of her time teaching at Westervelt College in the massage therapy program. She is also certified in prenatal and perinatal massage as well as infant massage.
Growing up in rural Southwestern Ontario gave me an appreciation for small town life. Although I have lived in large cities, I am happy to call Oxford County “home”. I spent four years in Kingston at Queen’s University to achieve my Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. I then worked in Toronto and Belleville/Trenton before moving to this area. I have a well rounded background in Physiotherapy because in my early years I rotated through the
various specialties in the Hospital, and I also did Community Home Care Physio for a number of years. I have continued my education with post graduate courses to upgrade my knowledge base and hands on skills.
I have been in my own practice for 13 years and feel very fortunate to be able to provide treatment which focuses on the individual. I care about my patients and it is my goal to improve function and quality of life. We take our work seriously at Ingersoll Downtown Physio but we try to ensure your experience is enjoyable as well as effective.
Dr. Shaughnessy spent 8 years studying Human Biology and Chiropractic in Toronto, Ontario. In 2007 she graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with an honours BSc. She majored in Human Biology and minored in both Physiology and Psychology. She completed her 4 year Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2011. She has received awards of excellence in academics and community service each year of her schooling. At graduation she was honoured to receive the award for outstanding excellence in clinical chiropractic diagnostic skills. She also completed her certificate in contemporary medical acupuncture at McMaster University in 2011.
Dr. Shaughnessy is a member and in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 she worked as a Chiropractic Intern at the Sherbourne Health Centre downtown Toronto, as well as at the North York CMCC Campus Clinic. A native to Ingersoll, Dr. Shaughnessy came back to Ingersoll in 2011 and opened her practice at the Ingersoll Healthcare clinic. She is excited to now be joining the team at the Thames Medical Centre. Dr. Shaughnessy continues to be involved with numerous sports and organizations within the community both in Toronto and Oxford County, and enjoys assessing and treating sports injuries, as well as prenatal and postpartum back pain. She has also taken a special interest in interprofessional health care, and management for chronic pain.
I am a co-owner of Ingersoll Downtown Physiotherapy and I am extremely pleased to be a part of such a reputable Physiotherapy Clinic. I work at the clinic as Office Manager and as a Phyisiotherapy Assistant, helping Helien with modalities to ensure that she has as much quality time with each patient as possible. I have 2 grown daughters; one is geologist and the other will be attending the University of Waterloo in September in the Geological Engineering program. I am an avid reader and enjoy social networking and internet research. My passion is for living a healthy lifestyle. I continuously research natural products along with healthy eating information. I also enjoy hiking, camping and quality time with friends and family.