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.
LMT #24256 CA #7864
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.
LMT #22136 CA #8126
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.
LMT #24903 CA #8423
LMT #023131 CA #7520
Emily has been practicing massage therapy for four years, mainly working in chiropractic clinics in Portland. She received her training in Oakland, California where her son was born. She was so inspired by the heart centered care from bodywork professionals during and after pregnancy that shortly after her son was born, she enrolled at a massage school. Emily practices deep tissue and Swedish massage and beginning craniosacral therapy. When not working she enjoys dancing, exploring hiking trails and studying herbalism.
LMT # 24286
Christina learned massage at the Oregon School of Massage in Portland, Oregon and the Aloha Massage Academy on the Big Island of Hawaii. She came to the healing arts via a circuitous route, after deciding that a BA in music and the life of a classical music rock star wasn’t financially stable, and absconding from a master’s program in library science. An apprenticeship in herbal medicine and ethnobotany, certification course in nutritional therapy, classes in Core Synchronism, QuantumTouch, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy and many years of massage school later, she ended up doing massage on a beach in Hawaii, and acclimating Iron Man triathletes to the pending rigors of their grueling competition.
She has now made her return to the rainy skies of the Pacific Northwest, because she missed the rain. (Kidding!) But jesting aside, the healing journey is a very personal one, and if you have any serious questions, please ask!
LMT # 23612
Jess Krepel is a graduate of Rasmussen College in Illinois where she received her Associate’s Degree and massage therapy training in 2010. Jess grew up in Chicago and has called Portland home for the last two years. She pursued a career in massage therapy because she wanted to help people. She has traveled the country learning modalities ranging from medical to energy work and incorporates them into each customized session. Her specialties include deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release. When Jess is not at the clinic, she is most likely gardening, baking, and spending time in nature.
LMT # 21609 CA 5348
Billie graduated from East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, OR. Her unique and integrative style combines several modalities, including: Swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral, myofascial release, prenatal, trigger point and structural integration techniques.
Her belief is that through time, due to life activities, physical and emotional trauma, surgery and illness, the human body slowly develops misbalanced and incorrect posture which eventually leads to discomfort, pain and injury. Her focus is in identifying these postural deviations and correcting and realigning the body, allowing the client to move pain-free and with greater ease of motion. When the structure of the body is in proper alignment, less energy is spent in the muscles fighting to regain balance, allowing for higher function in all other systems of the structure.
She also works with motor vehicle accident injuries, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, sciatica issues, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, TMJ and rotator cuff issues. The more generalized “relaxation” deep tissue work helps to integrate and compliment the chiropractic work also offered at the clinic.
*We are ‘In-Network’ with most insurance companies.
Feel free to contact us and our insurance rep will gladly check your benefits for you!