MEET OUR CHIROPRACTOR
Chiropractor | Owner
Dr. Clark Pitcairn started his journey in chiropractic as a patient. At the age of 7, he received his first chiropractic adjustment. In turn he remained a patient due to the profound changes it made in his life. As a child, Dr. Clark had a chronic upper respiratory problem. His cough was so bad that it became a bit embarrassing for him in grade school. After starting chiropractic treatments, his cough began to lessen and eventually went away completely. Due to that care, he was able to run around and play sports with all the other kids without wheezing. His mother saw the benefit of having her kids under regular care so she made it a priority for all three of her children. As a result, today, Dr. Clark and his two sisters are all chiropractors. Dr. Clark’s interests include hiking/backpacking, rock climbing, snowboarding and surfing. He currently lives in NE Portland with his beautiful wife Julia and four wonderful children Dylan, Brody, Micah and Tanner.
Mississippi Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to wellness seriously by offering massage therapy as an adjunct to traditional chiropractic adjustments. While massage therapy enhances the benefits of chiropractic care, we want to improve your overall quality of life. Furthermore, if you live in Portland, Oregon, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule a massage to reduce stress and improve your body’s function.
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David has been a licensed massage therapist since 2005. He graduated from Ashmead School of Massage. He found massage therapy while working as an assistant to physical & occupational therapists. In this setting, he gained experience working with mobility disorders. This would later form the foundation for his treatment protocol and planning. Because he is constantly fascinated by the human body and its capacity for healing. Whether it is a new injury, a chronic ailment or part of a wellness routine, he will bring his education and experience to each session. Knowing that not all clients are built the same, he will tailor his treatment techniques to your specific needs. Even more noteworthy as a member of the LGBTQ community, David creates a safe and respectful space for gay men and women, transgender, gender-fluid and non-conforming individuals.
Laura received her training in massage at East West College and graduated in 2012. While at East West she was educated in Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Tui Na and Swedish massage. Since her time at East West, she has continued education in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and Medical massage. She values a scientific approach to her work as a therapist, while also incorporating the deep sense of listening that comes from extended training in CST. She acknowledges that every person’s body has different tissue density, different patterns of tightness, and different paths to unwinding tension. She then works to actively construct her technique to where her client is at that day. Finding a particular fascination with many of the common postural issues faced by our modern lifestyles, lead her to spending much of her time studying exercises and techniques to improve the lives of my clients.
She is passionate about working with populations who have experienced whiplash, TMJ dysfunctions, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), low back pain, plantar fasciitis, recurrent headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. She has also have worked with the pre/postnatal population for many years. Recently she was accepted to the doctor of Physical Therapy program at Pacific University, where she intends to further her understanding of the body. She spends most of her spare time being active outside tending to her garden or backpacking the North Cascades. She can’t get enough of the outdoors!
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Christine graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts where she learned Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, Myofascial Release, Structural Bodywork, and Craniosacral Therapy. Through her education and life experience she has developed a passion for balance through personal nutrition, alternative health care & complimentary medicines, and the importance of stress reduction through breath work, exercise, and self-care. She understands that personal health is a lifetime commitment, and that our bodies are always in a flux of change and repair. She strives to bring each client in to a place of relaxation and pain reduction so that the body can focus on healing. Through working with other practitioners of the Chiropractic Arts she adds to each clients’ experience by supporting the somatic mind-body connection through positive healing touch. She is also learning the Eastern modality of Reiki and incorporates this practice in to her work upon request. When Christine is not practicing massage, you can find her working in her garden, listening & playing music, riding her bike, camping, hiking, or busying herself with arts of many crafts.
Richard graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in Las Vegas, Nevada and later went on to teach at two massage therapy schools. He has combined his diverse massage therapy education along with insights gained through his Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Yoga trainings and years working in physical therapy and chiropractic clinics. This all has led him to have a diverse approach to bodywork, with an emphasis on Tuina Chinese medical massage and other orthopedic approaches to bodywork. His sessions are goal-oriented and he loves working with a wide range of people, from those undergoing recovery from an accident all the way to professional athletes and anyone who could use some good bodywork in order to keep healthy and pain free lifestyles.
Sarah was born in Eastern Oregon where she attended the Blue Mt. Academy for the Healing Arts directly after graduating high school. This is where she began to formally develop her philosophy of health & healing. After successfully developing & maintaining a private practice for several years, Sarah enrolled at the University & began working towards her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She relocated to Portland in the summer of 2017 to attend the Linfield School of Nursing & has been working in chiropractic settings since. Sarah’s philosophy & intention is to consistently emulate a truly holistic approach to health; integrating knowledge & experience to create a diverse practice customized to each patient’s condition & personal experience. Sarah believes that her true calling in life is to be of service to others. Her sincere hope is to utilize her acquired knowledge & experience to help patients find relief from pain & begin to fall in love with strengthening the connection between the body & mind.
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