Meet the Team
Over the last 15 years, our family has grown from a team of three to a team of over 80 staff members! Our "cRUw" is key to our success as an organization and we truly take pride in the family we've built over the years.
Shannon Garcia, PT, DPT
Hometown: Ramona, California
Education: Point Loma Nazarene University – BA, Class of 2013; University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – DPT, Summer Class of 2017
Sports: Horseback riding, basketball, track
Hobbies: Horseback riding, running, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, camping
Favorite Foods: Curry, Ceviche, Italian anything, Pesto anything, Dark chocolate, Tiramisu
Who You Admire / Favorite Mentor: My Mother
Nickname: Shan, Shananay
Fun Fact About You: I have a twin sister!
Biography: Shannon completed her undergraduate degree at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in 2013. During this time she worked as a physical therapy aide for two years at an outpatient aquatic physical therapy clinic in San Diego before graduating with highest graduate level honors and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA in 2017.
During her graduate program she volunteered at events supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association. She worked previously at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in North County San Diego for nearly one and a half years before joining the Rehab United Team. She looks forward to volunteering at local sporting events and providing pro bono services as a member of the medical team at Rehab United and is interested in continuation of her professional education with emphasis on treatment of vestibular disorders.
Shannon is a native San Diegan who grew up locally in Ramona. When she is not in the clinic she enjoys time with her family, husband, and friends and enjoys horseback riding, running, hiking, camping, kayaking, and traveling. She hopes to incorporate hippotherapy into her clinical practice by combining her professional knowledge and her passion for horseback riding and using this as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes for her patients in the future.