Chiropractic services generally involve the hands on application of pain-free manipulation. For the past 30 years, spine pain management has been assessed by government agencies in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and New Zealand.
All of these reports are highly positive with respect to spinal manipulation. When combined with soft tissue techniques or with exercise in the treatment of spine pain, spinal manipulation has been found to be particularly effective in reducing pain and increasing functionality.
Kim Christensen, DC, has nearly 30 years experience and is board certified in chiropractic rehabilitation and is certified in sports medicine, as well as a strength and conditioning specialist. He is a past team physician for several college and high school athletic teams.
Kirsten G. Buswell, DC, graduated from Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington with a degree in Business Administration in 2002. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 2006 and completed her internship at Western States Chiropractic College that same year. Kirsten joined PeaceHealth Medical Group in December 2006. Her clinical skills in chiropractic medicine and warm personality complement the staff at PeaceHealth Medical Group - Musculoskeletal Medicine.
The Musculoskeletal Clinic provides patients orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, physiatry, pain management, rheumatology, and chiropractic treatment.