Shirley has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2000, specialising in physiotherapy for babies and children. She worked for 11 years in a child development clinic and at a kinder garden for children with special needs. She has studied Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute and continued to study at polarity/craniosacral associates Canada with Andrea Axt. She trained as a lactation consultant and as an Ipec therapist (integrated physical emotional clearing). She has been in private practice since 2007 working with babies, children and families, supporting them in physical emotional and mental development. She practices meditation and has three children.