Project Description

Shawn Calnan, PT, DPT

Why did you choose this profession?

I have played competitive sports my entire life which came with it’s fair share of injuries, and subsequent pain.  It was during my own countless PT sessions that I realized how much I admired not only the entire profession, but also the passion and empathy my therapist had when it came to helping me, a total stranger.  I realized that I share those same qualities that make this job more than that, it is a passion.   It truly brings me joy to help facilitate my patients with their own healing and watch them return to living life rather than existing in it.

Interests and Hobbies?

My pup Murphy, hiking and being at the lake (any lake will suffice), running, soccer, violin

What is your best quality as a professional?

I truly care about my patients and enjoy getting to know each one on a personal level so that I can best tailor their therapy to them. I believe that one of the most important factors in an individual’s recovery is treating them as just than, an individual.

What are some of your favorites?

Favorite food – Anything Italian 

TV show – The office, New girl

Did you know?

I lived in Manhattan for 10 years before moving to Syracuse this year.

What are you doing in the Community?

I am a board member for the Special Olympics NYC Chapter.

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