Shawn Cooney, MSPT, CMP, is a board-certified physical therapist at You. Center for Health and Wellness in Portland, Oregon. He is also a certified mulligan practitioner, IRONMAN-certified coach, and clinical bike fit specialist.
Shawn graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, with his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 1996 and a master's degree in physical therapy in 1999. He then completed internships in orthopedic manual therapy, orthopedic sports physical therapy, geriatric care, and pediatric physical therapy.
Shawn focuses on orthopedic care for musculoskeletal conditions, with special emphasis on the injured worker, injured athlete, and injured bike commuter. He works on individuals with acute or chronic conditions through an eclectic manual/manipulative therapy approach to treat the underlying cause of the dysfunction.
Shawn works with patients to address joint dysfunction, muscle spasm, heightened inflammation, pain, stiffness, and weakness. He also educates and empowers his patients to understand better their role in healing and future health and wellness.
Over the past several years, Shawn's taken part in triathlons, competing in Olympic and half Ironman distances. This created a new passion and understanding for the “middle-aged athlete” and their physical challenges while beginning their new endurance endeavors.
Shawn’s manual therapy hands-on skills set him apart from his peers, stemming from training through an eclectic world-class group of mentors, including Brian Mulligan (New Zealand), Stan Paris (USA), Robin McKenzie (Australia), James Cyriax (England), Alan Stoddard (England) Geoffrey Maitland (Australia), and David Butler (Australia).
Shawn has lived in the Northwest for as long as he’s practiced physical therapy. He relishes any opportunity to appreciate and explore the great outdoors by camping with his family in their VW Eurovan and photographing every amazing moment possible.