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Naturopathic Medicine


Manual Concepts Shannon Dragasevich 02 BWShannon Dragasevich is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, and a member in good standing, of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed her four year doctorate. Shannon completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.

First as a twelve year old patient and then as an employee, Shannon has a long history of involvement with Manual Concepts Physiotherapy.  While she was a university student, she worked part-time as an office administrator. During her time at the clinic, she has made strong connections with the patients and staff. She is excited to be joining the Manual Concepts team as a Naturopathic Doctor and looks forward to sharing what she has learned about health and healing.

Shannon saw the life-changing potential of Naturopathic Medicine first hand. A family member had been suffering with a devastating illness for many years. After an exhaustive search for answers and treatment, it was Naturopathic Medicine that was the breakthrough. Watching the benefits of alternative health care improve someone’s life so dramatically was an eye-opening experience. It demonstrated the importance of finding the root cause of illness and the many benefits of the healing modalities, dietary and lifestyle changes that are the foundation of Naturopathic Medicine.

Shannon has developed a personal interest in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions. Growing up she struggled with chronic pain and knows first hand how debilitating it can be. Working with a multidisciplinary team at Manual Concepts allows for collaboration with physiotherapists and massage therapists, providing patients with the best opportunity to live pain free.

Shannon also has an interest in the areas of immune dysfunction, digestive health, hormone balance, stress and insomnia.


About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are expertly trained to blend modern and scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Looking at disease as a process, rather than an entity, Naturopathic Doctors use a functional medicine approach, identifying symptoms as warning signs of stress or imbalance in the body. Through the use of naturally occurring substances and minimally invasive treatment modalities, Naturopathic Medicine supports the body’s innate ability to heal.

Naturopathic Doctors believe in treating the whole person. To gain an understanding of a client’s physical, emotional and spiritual health, a comprehensive assessment is completed, focusing on current health status, family history, lifestyle choices, and environmental influences. A physical exam is conducted and lab tests may be recommended to aid in diagnosis and development of the treatment plan.

Naturopathic Medicine draws from a wide range of treatment modalities so that therapy can be individually tailored to each patient’s unique requirements. These can include a combination of lifestyle and nutrition counselling, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, acupuncture and traditional asian medicine.

Naturopathic treatments are evidence based and validated by clinical experience and research. Naturopathic Doctors are able to work in collaboration with, and complement, treatment you are receiving from your medical doctors and other health care providers to ensure you have the best possible care.

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