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 mixture of gait analysis, static, dynamic and neurological assessment. 



"l’d been experiencing pain in my hand and arm for a number of weeks. Shaun’s very thorough consultation, which reviewed problems going back as far as I could remember, identified issues relating to a neck injury. He put in place a series of simple but effective exercises. Shaun has a calming approach to his work, and I was reassured by his confidence, knowledge and professionalism. I now have a wealth of exercises and strategies and have learnt to think about the way I move. I am now pain free in both my hand and arm and have recently completed two weeks decorating. I would highly recommend his services. S Payne - York               

Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems

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
  • 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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