It is not just about chiropractic work
Working holistically means having a network of others who also practice medicine to help my patients. These are some trusted medical professionals that I refer my patients to on a regular basis.
Dr. Katherine Walker, ND
Dr. Katherine Walker ND graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, a four year accredited naturopathic medical school in Portland, Oregon. While in school she focused her studies in midwifery, botanical medicine, biotherapeutic drainage, homeopathic medicine, nutrition, pediatrics and women’s health. She received a certificate in natural childbirth after completing an additional three years of coursework and clinical training. While in school Dr. Walker also completed over 2,000 hours of clinical preceptoring in primary care, midwifery and pediatrics
Dr. Walker works in concert with her patients and advocates for the each patient to achieve their goals in health and in life. She focuses on a whole-person approach to wellness that nurtures the mind, body and spirit. Her goal is to encourage proper care and nourishment of families, self and community.
Dr. Walker practices integrative family medicine with focuses on women’s health, gynecology, midwifery, pelvic floor dysfunction, endocrinology, autoimmunity, pediatrics, fertility, gastroenterology, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic stress and chronic disease—along with preventative medicine and wellness care.
Dr. Eric Jorgenson, LMT, ND (Holistic Massage)
Dr. Eric Jorgenson’s style is strong, connected and fluid. With a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine, Eric has extensive knowledge of the body and a holistic approach to healing. Dr Jorgenson’s massage and manual therapy services can be booked on our website by selecting the service “Eric Jorgenson ND: Physician Level Massage” rather than our standard “Customized Massage.”
Eric’s great strength and powerful ability to tune-in to the needs of the client allow him to provide a manual therapy/ physician level massage session that feels both wonderfully strong and gentle at the same time. He is skilled in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique (that fantastic pain-relieving scraping technique you may have experienced before with a chiropractor or acupuncturist), strain/counter strain, post isometric release, nasal specific treatments, and naturopathic manipulation technique.
Eric has been licensed to practice massage therapy since 2013. He started practicing as a licensed massage therapist, and is now practicing massage under his naturopathic medical license. Eric graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in June of 2015. Eric spent most of his life in Oregon: growing up in Bend, living in the Columbia River Gorge for almost two years, then spending five years in Portland while attending NCNM and now back living in Hood River.
Kristen Klesh-Dills, PT, DPT,
Women’s Health Specialist
Kristen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 2012. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she graduated in 2009 from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science while competing at the NCAA DII level as a pole vaulter.
As a physical therapist, Kristen is certified in Graston Technique and through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute for treating disorders of the pelvic floor such as incontinence, pelvic pain, prenatal/post-partum, and pelvic organ prolapse. In addition, Kristen specializes in treating low back/hip pain and upper/lower extremity pain/injuries while helping you reach your goals; whether it is to enjoy gardening again or be able to resume the search for the best mountain bike trail Oregon has to offer. Being a life-long athlete herself, Kristen understands the stresses and rewards of physical activity and is passionate about using movement and evidence based treatments in her care plans. Kristen is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (sections on women’s health, sports and orthopedic physical therapy) and enjoys keeping up-to-date on the most reliable research and treatments.
Outside of work, her personal interests include running, mountain/road biking, hiking, skiing and exploring scenic Oregon.
Anna Vaughn, PT, MSPT, ATC, RYT,
Anna brings 15 years of outpatient Physical Therapy experience to the Columbia Gorge PT clinic. She received her training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science followed by a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Anna has been in the orthopedic arena for nearly her entire career.
Combining experience with dancers, athletes of all kinds from weekend warriors and beyond, Anna enjoys working with those of all ages and abilities who embrace movement. Whether it’s getting around the house, gardening, or returning to high level sports and outdoor pursuits, Anna’s got your back.
She possesses a passion for identifying the culprit of the issue and underlying root causes and implements a listening approach to evaluate and treat her patients with compassion and care. Anna has a keen interest in functional movement while using a hands-on approach and incorporates exercises to help empower her patients to achieve their goals.