Shylie has over 30 years of experience in Sports, Orthopaedics and Manual Physiotherapy, and is a co-founding Physiotherapist of SPORTSMED•SA, now known as sportsmed.
In 1985, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Greg Keene was inspired to build a centre of excellence for the treatment and care of sport injuries, and approached fellow Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson, along with Sports Physiotherapist Susan Everett to join him in establishing SPORTSMED·SA. Other sports medicine professionals perceived to be the best in their fields were recruited for their skills, ambition and commitment to the vision.
By the end of 1987, the founding principals started to regularly meet to establish the framework for the new clinic. They were Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Greg Keene, Dr Roger Paterson and Dr Michael Hayes, Doctors with a special interest in sports medicine including Dr Peter Barnes, Dr Mark Fisher, Dr Geoff Graham and Dr Malcolm Grant, and Physiotherapists John Camens, Shylie Davidson, Glenn Dods and Susan Everett.
These practitioners were responsible for overseeing design and construction of the building, developing contractual and financial structures and implementing a marketing and business plan for the clinic.
Upper limb injuries and post-operative management
Injury prevention and rehabilitation of netballers, swimmers and paddlers
Spinal Injury management and core stability
Stepney Healthcare Hub
Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy, University of South Australia
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy
Co-founding Physiotherapist, SPORTSMED•SA
Past Tutor, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia
30 years in Sports, Orthopaedics and Manual Physiotherapy
Past Physiotherapist for Thunderbirds, State and Contax Netball Teams
Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association: Tilted Sports Physiotherapist,
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
Awards & Achievements
Physiotherapist to Thunderbirds, Contax and State Netball Teams, and Physiotherapist to Touch Football and Surf Life-Saving teams
Level III Sports Physiotherapy, Australian Institute of Sport 1996
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