Shelley Mannell @shelleyheart ?active 2 months ago
I am a registered Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in pediatrics who currently owns HeartSpace, a private practice in St. Catharines, Ontario where I offers a variety of services for children with motor dysfunction. I am certified in NDT (C/NDT) and has advanced clinical skills in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Processing Intervention. I was a clinical faculty member in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, teaching in the School of Physiotherapy for 10 years. I am a certified children’s yoga teacher and meditation facilitator as well as the creator of HeartSpace Yoga and Meditation for children with motor and sensory challenges. Recently I co-created Core Restoration for Kids, a new approach to treating core stability in children with motor challenges. I have always had a strong committment to continuing education. I teach workshops for parents, residential facilities, and early childhood development centres as well as continuing clinical education courses for therapists internationally. I enjoy the challenge of combining the science of movement, the theoretical basis of treatment and the art of clinical skills in a problem-solving approach to treatment, blending approaches to facilitate optimum functional skills for each child.