I myself wear orthotics and with my bunion issue I have found shoes which are orthotic friendly, fits my foot appropriately, and look great! I have a passion for footwear and have designed orthotics which fit into my running shoes and my more fashionable shoes.
I see a wide variety of people in my practice and I offer personalized advice and treatment to help get you better. Let me be your stepping stone to better health!
Canadian Certified Pedorthist Shannon Bunnett is passionate about helping her patients get back to the activities they enjoy without being in pain.
As a provider of custom foot orthotics since 2001, she knows whether you need orthotics or whether a new, better fitting shoe is the first step.
If you’re suffering from chronic foot, ankle or knee pain, it can affect work and life in general. Shannon wants to find out why you are having your pain symptoms and “How do I fit in to make you feel better?”
After a very thorough biomechanical assessment, Shannon will talk with you about what can be done to help. While many people find relief with orthotics, she said, it’s important to make sure the shoes you wear are best suited to the needs of your feet and your activities.
“Some people wear shoes longer than they should, and it’s my job to help teach my patients when it is time to replace their shoes,” she said. “There are some really good shoes stores in Stratford and area with staff who know their brands they sell and help make sure their shoes fit their customers properly.”
Sometimes, additional complementary therapies will be beneficial to help her patients. Shannon works with the team at Physiotherapy Alliance in Stratford to complement what she can provide her patients.
She also has an office in Tavistock Community Health Inc. medical clinic. Shannon feels that the team approach to health care is best to get patients better, in a more timely fashion.
Shannon understands this type of approach because, as an active runner and squash player herself, she knows the importance of feeling good and getting help when an injury occurs.
Shannon Bunnett enjoys being a part of the community. She has volunteered in the past with the House of Blessing in Stratford and has been a Gold sponsor of the Festival City Run since 2004. She has often volunteered during the run helping to direct runners on the race course.
In the past Shannon has collected gently used shoes which she donates to local charities. One year, she collected 2 large watermelon boxes full of shoes which were sent to Nicaragua through Presbyterians Aiding Nicaraguans.
Recently, Shannon has volunteered with KidsAbility in Waterloo; she enjoys the opportunity to help in the pool and classroom for children with Autism and other developmental disorders.
As a member of Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club, Shannon enjoys playing squash and sponsors club tournaments.
Although no competitive runner by any means, Shannon enjoys entering local races; her husband and daughter are her Pit Crew cheering her on!