Connections Physiotherapy

Debbie Shannon - Chartered Physiotherapist


Here's what patients have to say...

Debbie Shannon takes the physio profession to a whole new level. Her whole-body approach is amazing. She can tell which part of the body is causing problems before you even say a word. Debbie has got me back on my feet both physically and mentally so many times I do not know what I would do without her. She is one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever met. I would recommend Debbie without hesitation and I can safely say phoning her over six years ago was one of the best decisions I have ever made.


I have attended Debbie for more than 10 years to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain due to poor occupational posture. At times, I have had acute flare- ups and a combination of physio and acupuncture has allowed me to continue working. Debbie is friendly and extremely knowledgeable regarding the workings of the skeleton and everything attached to it. I have recommended her to several friends and family and all hold her in the highest regard. I would recommend to anyone in pain.


Having tried both NHS and private sports physios with little success, I booked an appointment with Debbie on a recommendation. Debbie's approach is completely different to any of the other physios, taking a whole body view. I have to admit, I had my doubts at first but I have made excellent progress since I started visiting Debbie, both in terms of immediate pain reduction and longer term rehabilitation. I would wholeheartedly recommend Debbie to anyone and have already done so on numerous occasions.


Debbie's holistic approach,in depth knowledge of the body and how it works along with her supportive and professional manner have transformed how i feel.From being in pain ,low in mood and sleepy on medication to being back to my normal self. She is an extremely talented professional and combines this with a genuine enthusiasm and desire to solve her patients problems.I cannot recommend ger highly enough.


I have been attending Debbie regularly for some time now regarding ongoing back pain. Her whole body approach is absolutely amazing, as is her ability to instinctively get to the root of the problem and help resolve the issue and not just the symptoms. I have often walked in to see her in pain and left feeling dramatically improved. Overall the difference this makes to my day to day life is , for me, something that I will be forever thankful to her for. I often say that Debbie has magic hands and would not hesitate to recommend her (as i have done) to family and friends.


'Having visited Debbie on more than one occasion I've been astonished at the treatment I received and the difference she has made to me. She was very thorough in diagnosing my problems and fully explained my treatment plan. She is one of the best Physiotherapists I have ever experienced. I cannot praise her professional approach enough and thoroughly recommend her to anyone who needs good advice and first class physiotherapy treatment.'


Debbie has successfully treated me for two separate issues over the last three years. It was another physiotherapist that I initially went to for help that recommended Debbie to me (she is clearly well respected in her field by her peers).

Debbie is a highly skilled, caring professional who has an obvious passion for her work. I can't praise her enough.

Jill & Bruce

I am a 49 year old mother of 3 children and throughout most of my life I have been plagued with various urogynaecological problems. I have been seen by various specialists over the years, and had various procedures without much success. This has had a huge impact on my life and my relationship with my husband.

Approximately 2 years ago I was referred to another gynaecologist who promised to do everything she could to help me and she kept that promise. She referred me to Debbie Shannon from Connections Physiotherapy who has been a life saviour to me (and my husband). Since meeting Debbie I am able to have a painfree relationship with my husband and my urogynaecological problems are much more under control. I no longer feel depressed. My well-being has changed dramatically. Debbie's holistic therapy has improved my life. I cannot thank her enough.


I cannot speak highly enough of the help I have received from Debbie over the last 5 years. Every 6 to 8 weeks I make the round trip of 94 miles fom Linlithgow and the journey is well worth it. With her expertise she keeps me pain free, which as everyone knows if you have suffered from chronic pain is wonderful. Debbie has great interpersonal skills and I now look on her as a friend as well as my physio.


I started going to Debbie for treatment for severe pelvic pain after she was recommended to me by a doctor at Hairmyres Hospital who was unable to offer me any corrective treatment.

After my first visit to Debbie, my pain was reduced significantly. After only my second visit, I was functioning pain free for the first time in two years.

I am a very keen competitive long-distance runner and since having treatment I have seen my performance improve markedly. I have set faster times than even before. Following another visit to Debbie, who was able to put me right after a bad fall, I went on to compete in the Lancaster marathon and won the race.

I would recommend Debbie to anyone. Not only does her treatment work, but she is the most cheerful, happy person who makes me feel very at ease during her treatment sessions.


Go and see Debbie, you won't regret it! My previous physio was retiring and recommended Debbie, who has been treating me for hip and shoulder pain, which have significantly improved.

Debbie is a warm, compassionate person, who will listen to you and treat you in a holistic way. I can highly recommend her.


I came up with a few - you can take your pick !!!

1. She is brilliant, but don't miss an appointment or she'll make you suffer!

2. Make sure you get her in a good mood!

OK. So seriously -

Having suffered for many years with chronic joint pain, to the point of assuming that everyone had pain when they walked up and down stairs, I visited Debbie Shannon. She took a holistic approach to my body and its problems, and I am now effectively pain free. The difference she has made to my day to day life is remarkable. I cannot recommend her highly enough - her approach, her relaxed manner and her knowledge are second to none.



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