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Catherine Kanda

Chiropractor

Dr. Catherine (Katie) Kanda is a top Women's Health Chiropractor in Happy Valley, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Catherine Kanda is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Catherine Kanda is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Catherine Kanda is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Happy Valley, OR, Dr. Catherine Kanda is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.

Dr. Katie’s passion is to serve as a guide for a whole-self approach to wellbeing, bridging the gaps between the science and art of healthcare. Specializing in the gentle + compassionate care of women, pregnancy, and pediatrics, she pulls from her advanced trainings in intuitive adjustment techniques (safe for mama + baby!), CranioSacral therapy, Functional Medicine, whole foods nutrition, yoga, primal movement, and mind-body medicine to customize your treatments that facilitate true healing. Dr. Katie is a holistic-minded physician who believes that everything is connected. She will work with your body — not against it— to gently uncover the root of imbalance, restoring your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Celebrating the importance of collaborating with all healthcare disciplines, Dr. Katie is thrilled to work alongside your trusted healthcare team to support conditions such as digestive imbalances, sensory integration disorders, trauma, anxiety, PMS and pelvic pain, TMJ and headaches, chronic pain or injuries, and pregnancy + postpartum recovery.

Many of her patients come to her after having poor experiences with chiropractic, or for their first visit ever, and leave pleasantly surprised that treatments can be so gentle yet effective. Dr. Katie will ensure that you are informed and empowered during each phase of care, only performing treatments that feel safe and healing to you. Be prepared to discuss the mind, body + spirit to help you reach your health goals. A positive attitude, open mind, and a big smile is encouraged!
2 years Experience
Catherine Kanda
  • Happy Valley, OR
  • University of Western States
  • Accepting new patients

Can a chiropractor help with lower abdominal pain?

A chiropractor can absolutely help! I specialize in the pelvis, and this means the low back, abdomen, core muscles, and internal organs. All of these structures are so intricately READ MORE
A chiropractor can absolutely help! I specialize in the pelvis, and this means the low back, abdomen, core muscles, and internal organs. All of these structures are so intricately connected so find someone who is willing to look at each component. If you are a women, the connection to our menstrual cycle cannot be overlooked and plays a huge roll in how our organs, pelvis, abdomen, and low back feel. Examining the structure and alignment of the bones, in addition to tensions, tightness, stress and inflammation coming from your muscles, diet and lifestyle can all help pain similar to yours!

My mother in law has severe pain in her hips. Can a chiropractor help?

Nobody is too old for chiropractic care! There are gentle and effective treatments to help restore balance, stability and pain relief for your mother-in-law. Good luck to you both! READ MORE
Nobody is too old for chiropractic care! There are gentle and effective treatments to help restore balance, stability and pain relief for your mother-in-law. Good luck to you both!

Can stress be the reason for back pain?

This is a GREAT question. I truly believe in the connection between the body and mind: everything is connected! Just like our brain stores our memories and stressors, so does our READ MORE
This is a GREAT question. I truly believe in the connection between the body and mind: everything is connected! Just like our brain stores our memories and stressors, so does our body. There are techniques to manage both to help get you out of pain and manage your stress.

I am having a lot of hip pain in pregnancy. Can a chiropractor help?

Yes! First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy. I specialize in pregnancy and post-partum care, so find a chiropractor who specializes in what you need. All of my techniques READ MORE
Yes! First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy. I specialize in pregnancy and post-partum care, so find a chiropractor who specializes in what you need. All of my techniques are very gentle and safe for you and baby. Hip, low back, and pelvic pain is very common during pregnancy and regular chiropractic care has been proven to decrease this pain, in addition to preventing pain with delivery and decreasing some complications from delivery. It can really make all the difference for your last trimester of pregnancy!

Can vitamin deficiency cause muscle stiffness?

There are many causes of extreme muscular stiffness, and it might be worth finding a chiropractic physician or functional medicine specialist to run some lab tests including your READ MORE
There are many causes of extreme muscular stiffness, and it might be worth finding a chiropractic physician or functional medicine specialist to run some lab tests including your vitamin levels. We can help address contributors to your pain such as nutritional deficiencies, alignment of your spine and bones in your whole body, and muscle work to decrease pain and stiffness. Depending on your circumstances, this might also best be co-managed alongside other healthcare providers to give you the most well-rounded and complete care.

Can a chiropractor help with migraines?

Yes! Chiropractic can help, especially when the motion (or lack thereof) in the neck is related. A good chiropractic physician will also address other common migraine triggers READ MORE
Yes! Chiropractic can help, especially when the motion (or lack thereof) in the neck is related. A good chiropractic physician will also address other common migraine triggers such as food sensitivity and stress levels to help find the root cause of migraines to decrease the frequency and severity. Hope you find relief soon!

Is sciatica pain a lifelong problem?

Sorry to hear you have been suffering. The good news is sciatica is not a lifelong condition when treated! There can be many contributors to sciatica including muscles (which is READ MORE
Sorry to hear you have been suffering. The good news is sciatica is not a lifelong condition when treated! There can be many contributors to sciatica including muscles (which is the focus of physical therapy), and sometimes it comes from your low back or pelvic bones. Both components (and more) are addressed by a chiropractor, so it may be worth finding one you trust who will work with your physical therapist to get you out of pain for good!

Can a chiropractor help me get relief from muscle pain?

Yes! Chiropractic physicians will treat your muscles, bones, nerves and more. The whole body works together and a chiropractor can address all off these components in efforts to READ MORE
Yes! Chiropractic physicians will treat your muscles, bones, nerves and more. The whole body works together and a chiropractor can address all off these components in efforts to help the muscles around your back relax, restore balance, and realign to get you out of pain.

Can a chiropractor help to align my back?

Yes! Chiropractic physicians specialize in the alignment of the spine. Depending on the cause, severity, and chronicity (how long this has been going on for you), regular chiropractic READ MORE
Yes! Chiropractic physicians specialize in the alignment of the spine. Depending on the cause, severity, and chronicity (how long this has been going on for you), regular chiropractic care should be able to improve this curve. Regardless, chiropractic treatments regularly help with the discomfort or pain that curves often cause, helping you to manage better and enjoy your life!

Do chiropractors also prescribe medications?

Chiropractic Physicians do not prescribe medications in most states, so check with the laws in your area; however, we often work hand in hand with pain management physicians. Biomechanical READ MORE
Chiropractic Physicians do not prescribe medications in most states, so check with the laws in your area; however, we often work hand in hand with pain management physicians. Biomechanical pain in your muscles and joints can dramatically improve with regular chiropractic care, and when we work closely with your pain management doctor, can work together to avoid strong medications if possible.

Can a chiropractor help in treating migraines?

A chiropractor can absolutely help with this! Causes of migraines can be very diverse and differ from person to person, but a skilled chiropractic physician will help you address READ MORE
A chiropractor can absolutely help with this! Causes of migraines can be very diverse and differ from person to person, but a skilled chiropractic physician will help you address many underlying contributors such as the alignment of your neck and spine, nutritional triggers, stress and more. With regular care, I have successfully eliminated many of patients chronic migraines.

I am having a lot of hip pain that doctors say is due to spinal degeneration. Can a chiropractor help?

Great question. Regular chiropractic care can definitely help with spinal degeneration. While it will not reverse this condition, we have gentle techniques to improve the motion READ MORE
Great question. Regular chiropractic care can definitely help with spinal degeneration. While it will not reverse this condition, we have gentle techniques to improve the motion and decrease the pain around the degeneration, allowing you to live a full, enjoyable life.