Our therapists provide skilled manual physical therapy and therapeutic exercises, targeted to eliminate pain and move patients towards enhanced fitness and wellness.
Board Certified Physical Therapist / Certified Mulligan Practitioner
Pain Specialist / Clinical Bike Fit Specialist / IRONMAN Certified Coach
Shawn Cooney is a licensed physical therapist whose practice encompasses orthopedic care for musculo-skeletal conditions throughout the ages, with special emphasis on the injured worker, injured athlete, and injured bike commuter. He works on individuals that have acute or chronic conditions through an eclectic manual/manipulative therapy approach to treat the underlying cause of the dysfunction. At PDX Bodyworks PT, Shawn works with patients to address joint dysfunction, muscle spasm, heightened inflammation, pain, stiffness, and weakness as well as educating and empowering his patients to better understand their role in healing as well as future health and wellness.
Shawn graduated from Northern Arizona University with his bachelors in exercise science in 1996 and masters in physical therapy in 1999 then completed internships in orthopedic manual therapy, orthopedic sports physical therapy, geriatric care, and pediatric physical therapy.
Over the past several years he's begun taking part in the sport of Triathlon, 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 has taken part as participant, mentor, Captain and Coach in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's fundraising endurance training program, Team in Training. His physical therapy background proved invaluable for many of his teammates in the success of their training season and eventual race day. Shawn is a clinical BikeFit pro that allows him to optimize bicycle fit for the comfort, efficiency, and performance of every rider ranging from everyday bike commuter, mountain biker, elite road cyclist, to uni-cyclist. Shawn also works with athletes from the novice to elite levels in triathlon as an IRONMAN Certified Coach.
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 and 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.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Phone: (503) 206-8988
Accepted Payments: Cash, Check, Most Insurance Panels, Automobile Accident Insurance, Workers Compensation, Time of service discount available
You don't have to live with the pain. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to treat injury and pain. We offer both corrective and pain relief plans of care to better fit your health care needs. We focus on your whole body when your specific care plan is written. Often we recommend plans of care that involve co-treatment with other providers including massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, counseling etc...
We believe that everyone should have a team of health experts working together to get rid of your pain and symptoms permanently.
Motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation
Dr. Yogerst is very experienced handling acute injuries incurred from accidents, both vehicular and on the job. If you are in pain due to an accident we will provide treatment which will relieve your symptoms; and we will help you navigate the paperwork to get you the care you need.
Evaluation and manipulation of the extremities
Extremities include ankles, wrists, shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, and jaw. Treatment of these joints provides relief of symptoms including carpel tunnel, shoulder pain and popping, tendinitis, bursitis, chronically sprained ankles, and hip pain.
Athletic injuries involving the spine or extremities can be treated involving a combination of chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue work. When an injury is treated quickly and competently it usually resolves well and without long-term problems.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Common Ailments of the Spine
We can very effectively treat headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, postural imbalances, and more...
- Adjustments of the spine
- Adjustments of the extremities
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Drop technique (light force adjusting)
- Activator technique (light force adjusting)
- Therapeutic exercise
- Postural re-education
- Gait evaluation and retraining
- Ergonomic consultation
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic College, 2004
- Bachelor of science in Chemistry, Montana State University, 1995
- Bachelor of science in Biology, Montana State University, 1995