Our Approach

At Pure Life Clinic, we approach your health holistically. 

Chiropractic

Acupuncture

Naturopathic Medicine

Massage

Exercise Therapy

Nutrition Counseling

Every patient receives an individual plan of care, intentionally created to first address more immediate concerns (the branch), while also identifying underlying barriers to optimal wellness (the root).

 

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Chiropractic

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DR. JASON BROWN

Dr. Jason Brown graduated in 2006 from WSCC in Portland. Since his days of being a competitive athlete in his youth, he has understood the benefits of chiropractic care to balance the body and enhance performance. His undergraduate degree was in Exercise Sports Science and he worked as a personal trainer before becoming a chiropractic physician. His technique is thorough and contemplative, he is always looking for the best mix of treatments to create the "well-oiled machine" a body should be. 

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DR. MELANIE BROWN

Dr. Melanie Brown is a dynamic and compassionate healer who enjoys the variety of options that chiropractic care offers. Along with manual adjusting, Dr. Melanie utilizes therapies such as cranial mobilization, hot and cold therapy, Kinesiotaping, exercise therapy, physiotherapy, whole food based nutritional supplements and much more. She combines the evidence based education she received at Western States Chiropractic College with an intuitive approach to patient care.

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DR. LINDSAY PELLEY

Dr. Lindsay Pelley’s experience with chiropractic care spans back to her athletic adolescence. After seeking chiropractic treatment for a soccer-related injury, Lindsay developed an understanding and appreciation for the broad array of ways in which chiropractic care can promote wellbeing. Dr. Pelley is a recent University of Western States graduate. She understands wellbeing as living well, and her holistic approach places emphasis on equilibrium of both mind and body.

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MORGAN KINNEAR Chiropractic Assistant

Morgan is an avid outdoors-man that enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, snowboarding, woodworking, paramotoring and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is passionate about teaching people how to lead full, pain-free, lives through movement and proper bio--mechanics. Morgan is currently a chiropractic student at the University of Western States where he is concurrently working on his masters in sports medicine. 

 

Primary Care - Naturopathic Medicine

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DR. CHRISTINE KADYKALO

Christine studied naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, then moved to Portland to complete a two year residency.  She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biomedical Science and performed research in a neuroscience lab focusing on Parkinson's disease. Her belief is to treat each individual as a whole unit, incorporating mind and body.  Her practice involves general family medicine with a special interest in mental health, adjunctive cancer care, and digestive health.  Besides health and medicine, Christine enjoys travelling, yoga, and sports, particularly snowboarding and figure skating. 

 

Acupuncture

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SCOTT BAKER  LAc

Scott earned his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, where he honed his respect for integrating the wisdom of ancient Eastern cultures with the scientific advances driving modern medicine.  As a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine, he is part of a growing body of clinicians who are shifting away from a disease-based model of medicine and are treating the whole patient by integrating intentional nutrition, lifestyle habits and environmental factors to promote optimal wellness for his patients.

 

Massage

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AMANDA TAYLOR  LMT

After watching friends and family suffer from chronic pain for years, Amanda knew she wanted a career where she could help people. She discovered massage and recognized how beneficial it was as a tool for pain management and stress relief. She uses deep tissue and myofascial release techniques as well as Swedish massage to address the needs of each individual client. She went to East West College of the Healing Arts shortly after moving to Portland from a small town in Connecticut. During her free time you're likely to find her out hiking with friends or lost in a book.

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ERIK BRENNAN  LMT

This New Jersey native recently relocated to Portland from Boston, after spending time working in Mental Health Counseling. Erik swam competitively for 8 years, throughout his High School and Collegiate career. A happy accident brought him to massage therapy and bodywork where he felt a deep connection that was missing in academia. His goal for the future is to return for his Masters in Mental Health Counseling, where he can integrate bodywork to guide clients toward well-being and promote a deep sense of being fully present through body awareness and physiological education. 

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AUDREY WIMMER  LMT

Audrey graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2016. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from Portland State University. She cose to focus on massage therapy because she loves the holistic nature of the work and enjoys the progress she sees in her patient's wellness. Audrey is trained in Deep Tissue,, Neuromuscular Therapy Swedish Massage. She tends to integrate these modalities to provide both a relaxing and therapeutic experience. 

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HEIDI JOHNSON  LMT

Heidi began her career as a Massage Therapist in 2010 with a focus on the western modalities of swedish, deep tissue, and sports injury rehabilitation. In recent years her education and focus has become an eastern approach of holistic healing focused on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and chakra balancing. She studied Shiatsu at the Oregon School of Massage and has advanced training in prenatal massage techniques. Every therapeutic session is catered to the clients ailments and their specific needs, utilizing techniques from different modalities with an energetic focus on healing.

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JOEL JANSON  LMT

Joel comes from a family that has always valued massage as a form of mental and physical healing.  He discovered bodywork as a career path in his early 20’s and went on to graduate from Oregon School of Massage in 2011.  After traveling the world extensively, through many cultures, languages, and climates he believes more than ever in the power of healing touch as a way of maintaining well-being and promoting self-understanding.  Offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu styles he blends eastern and western techniques for an experience that is both relaxing and therapeutic.  

 

Office Team

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JEN FERRY

Jen relocated to Portland from Chicago after growing up in the Midwest. She spent 10 years working at a pet boarding facility as a dog handler and groomer. She then worked for law firms in Northwest Indiana and Chicago for 6 years and earned her Paralegal Certification in 2010. After moving to Portland, she wanted to move out of the legal world and into a profession where she could learn about alternative healthcare and be a part of a healing practice.

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MARGARITA VALENCIA

Margarita started working at Pure Life Clinic in August of 2017. She moved from California to Oregon in 2012. She has demonstrated success in the health care field as a billing specialist over 5 years, and entered the medical field over 12 years ago. In that time, she has worked in single and multi-specialty practices. She leads with a very hands-on approach to the daily operations of these organizations and has developed proven strategies in the management of billing, personnel, budgeting, marketing, contracting, accounts receivable, accounts payable and strategic planning.

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HOLLY FRITTS

Holly studies Liberal Arts at Portland State, with a focus in women's studies. After gaining her BA, she anticipates gaining a Masters in Social Work before working with disenfranchised women or youth. She is grateful to work in an environment that emphasizes healing, and enjoys learning about mind and body health and creating a hospitable environment for patients. When she is not working or studying, Holly volunteers with a local nonprofit and enjoys camping, exploring local art and apparel, and staying active.