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About Chiropractic

Most people understand chiropractic manipulation as an effective treatment for low back pain of musculoskeletal origin. However, many tension-type headaches have an origin in malalignment of the neck (cervical) vertebrae that can be effectively treated by chiropractic manipulations. Dr. Allan focuses her techniques to help relieve head, neck and back pain. Thoughtfully prescribed exercises and low-force chiropractic methods increase the range of motion in injured joints and decrease pain. Other joint problems can benefit from Dr. Allan’s gentle and thorough approach to chiropractic, including knee, elbow, hip, ankle, wrist, or shoulder pain due to work or sports injury. Dr. Allan’s holistic approach can also provide relief of a number of conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Trauma from personal injury or
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Acute and chronic sports injury
  • Arthritis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
Dr. Allan, has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She balances her strong science background with her keenly developed intuition and compassionate nature to provide comprehensive chiropractic care to her patients. Her lifelong interest in sports and fitness has led Dr. Allan to apply chiropractic care to both recent and poorly healed sports injuries to the joints. Dr. Allan is a member of a professional speaker’s bureau and regularly presents to community groups on a variety of chiropractic and nutrition topics. She has served on the Board of Directors of a battered women’s shelter and a professional women’s organization, Portlandia. She has volunteered at a local clinic in a homeless shelter providing homeless youth with chiropractic and medical care. Dr. Allen previously chaired the Portlandia Mentorship Program. This program mentors disadvantaged women back into the workforce. Previously, Dr. Allan was the Clinic Director of the Natural Health Sciences Research Clinic, which was owned by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has also taught Kinesiology/Biomechanics at a massage school. She is currently in full-time private practice in her downtown Portland chiropractic office in Oregon. She also teaches classes to Chiropractic Assistants.

Other services

Massage and nutritional consultation.