Shannon entered the world of physical therapy because he enjoys people and wants to help alleviate pain. After earning his Physical Therapy degree from Azusa Pacific University, Shannon moved to the South Sound where he completed a three year fellowship in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Although he spent extensive time researching the Clinical Lumbar Instability (a frequent result from of the degenerative changes in the lumbar spine), he is knowledgeable in all regions of the body. Becoming both board certified in orthopaedics (OCS) and obtaining fellowship status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), Shannon is in the top percentile of physical therapists in the country. Shannon is certified through the Herdman Vestibular Competency course based out of Emory University. He is a vestibular rehabilitation specialist. Through his years of practice, he has been recognized as the South Sound Magazine’s 2009 “Physical Therapist of the Year,” served on writing and developing the National Physical Therapy Exam, taught as an adjunct at University of Puget Sound, is a Clinical Fellowship Instructor with NAIOMT, and serves on various task forces with the Washington Physical Therapy Association. He has committed his professional life to learning why we have pain and how it can be relieved. He lives in the South Sound with his wife Kim and two daughters Chloe and Stella. Contact Shannon at

Gregory Wellman, DPT, OCS, CMPT

Greg was first introduced to Physical Therapy, like many of you, through his own personal injury. Having always been interested in pursuing a profession in the medical realm; he realized a perfect match to combine his passions for assisting and interacting with people. Following completion of a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska, Greg earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha. He graduated in the top of his class with honors, Magna cum Laude. He is thankful not only for the education he received but also for the opportunity to travel to and ultimately call home to the beautiful state of Washington. Once in Washington, Greg passionately pursued and earned the right to call himself a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. He is also a Board Certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedics (OCS) placing him in the top tier of Physical Therapists in the nation. More recently he has been certified as a golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. Admittedly started to help his own struggling game, he has come away with an approach to improving play that he is excited to share with others. Greg resides with his wife and son just minutes from the OPTIMUM clinic. Contact Greg at