Welcome, my name is Shaun Owen and I'm a sports therapist, also known as York Body Mechanic. I've been running my own clinic since 2011, and now run clinics in Woodthorpe and Nether Poppleton.


To find out more about what I do and the process I follow; either have a look around the site or call me to discuss the issues you are currently experiencing. 

Call today on 07956 448535 or email shaunowen@sportstherapyyork.co.uk

Our bodies are amazing but complex systems. Pain, when it makes an appearance can be very worrying and difficulty to understand; what’s happening and why? I think of it as a little like a warning system to tell you that there might be a problem. There might be a problem, not that there is a problem. Ultimately, it is your bodies voice asking for something to change. The big question is what.


Past injury and trauma generally show up in your movement and are, to varying degrees, observable in gait (how you walk). This leads us back to the question of what. As we identify how your body has to “walk round” previous injuries and traumas you can then see how this affects other parts of your system. 


As we understand these compensations we can then aim to give the body a better choice in how to move. This changes joint movements, joint movements become more aligned. As joints become more aligned, the muscles that surround those joints alter their length / tension relationships and we start to move with greater ease, freedom and less pain. For me the key to this is to shine a light on the whole body, not individual segments; not to focus on where it hurts but what compensations are driving the current experience in that area. We do this through a mix of gait analysis, static, dynamic and neurological assessments. 



It is well documented that the success of a therapeutic outcome is closely linked to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. So, with that in mind, it is not just about what happens in clinic but also outside. I am contactable outside of clinic for help and advice and follow ups. We video your home exercises so you can re-check them whenever you need to. I can provide additional resources to explain the mechanisms of pain so you understand better why your body is reacting how it is. This is all about equipping you with the knowledge and tools to control your own rehabilitation and getting you doing the things that are important to you

"l came to see you with a niggling calf injury however due to your thoroughness of approach you identified something much more important . Which was the daily pain I was suffering as a result of a neck accident. The benefits of your approach and corrective exercises has transformed my pain issues and made real improvements to my lifestyle. Many thanks for your professional services.” 

Mr I Hampton - York

Running, cycling and sports injuries

Sciatica and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Back, neck and shoulder pain

I work with people from all aspects of life with a wide variety of goals. My experience with Anatomy in Motion and Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) enables me to identify why you are experiencing pain and get you back to doing what most matters to you, whatever your goals happen to be.  

I help people with general aches and pains - through to complex chronic pain conditions and rehabilitation after surgery. 


Amongst others, I can help with these and many more conditions. 

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis / bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Knee pain
  • Neck and jaw pain (incuding TMJ)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tennis / Golfers elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints

"He is thorough in his consultation and treats the real cause, not just the symptoms. His methods are sometimes unusual but the results are magical. Thank you Shaun, I am pain free and more flexible than I have been for years. 

Mrs S Ibbotson

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