connect chiropractic

ABOUT CONNECT CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS

Our mission at Connect Chiropractic & Wellness is to provide the highest quality healthcare for patients in a caring, comfortable and personable environment. We believe once you meet our team, you will know you found the right practitioners.  Our holistic approach to your healthcare utilizes chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and naturopathy so you can feel better, more like yourself.

Connection is a powerful word to us.  We strive to connect with you not only with our healing touch but with our presence.  Here, you will immediately feel taken care of and supported in your health and well being journey.  Choose Connect, to choose you.

CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE

Dr. Brenda Ku, DC is committed to providing quality effective care to your whole body utilizing various adjustment styles (low force, impulse & diversified) and innovative muscle/fascia techniques combined with nutrition and exercise therapy to help you achieve peak performance, optimal health and injury recovery. She loves treating “everyday athletes”, pregnant mamas, elders and children.

Dr. Brenda received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from University of Western States. She has advanced training in Webster Technique for pregnancy, Graston Technique & Active Release Technique for soft tissue, and Kinesio Taping Technique. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College. She has taught vinyasa based yoga since 2004.

Having had somewhat of a nomad childhood, Brenda has called Portland home since 1997. With two young girls, Cecelia & Etta, she and her husband Yi-Jau have a full life. A self proclaimed foodie, Brenda loves to eat her way around Portland and the world. Family, friends, good wine, travel, and music make her happy.

Specializing in:

  • Pregnancy & Post-Natal Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Motor Vehicle & Worker’s Compensation Accident Recovery
  • Scar Tissue & Fascia Restrictions
  • Carpal Tunnel & Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
  • Extremities: Shoulders, Hips, Knees & Ankles
  • Exercise & Yoga Therapy
  • Optimizing Performance & Health
  • Injury Rehabilitation & Prevention

Dr. Jenna Ramji DC grew up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC where she completed her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Soon after, Dr. Jenna moved to Portland, Oregon, where attended the University of Western States and received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, as well as her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Jenna is trained in Graston Technique, Kinesio taping, Craniosacral and Pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Dr. Jenna offers safe and effective healthcare to those who would like to achieve balance of the body and mind. Her humor, compassion and sensitivity allow her to provide deep, therapeutic soft tissue work and gentle, precise adjustments that encourage rapid healing. Dr. Jenna is passionate about getting people out of pain naturally, she tailors each treatment to her patient’s needs. She utilizes a combination of adjustment styles (diversified, Activator, drop table) along with various myofascial techniques to help you get out of pain and recover quickly. Dr. Jenna also feels that nutrition and rehabilitative exercises play an important role in achieving optimal health. She believes in providing her patients with the necessary tools to help them lead healthier and pain free lives. Dr. Jenna welcomes all kinds of patients into her practice!

Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Jenna out and about exploring all the beautiful and tasty things Portland has to offer. She loves hiking, working out at Firebrand, reading, and running. Currently, Dr. Jenna is training for the Cinco de Mayo and SeaWheeze half marathons.

Specializing in:

  • Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Pregnancy and Post-Natal care
  • Pelvic floor dysfunctions
  • Neck and low back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Hip, shoulder, elbow, knee conditions
  • Motor Vehicle & Worker’s Compensation injury recovery

Massage is critical in treating musculoskeletal injuries, improving range of motion, providing pain and tension relief, and even lowering cortisol levels and blood pressure for stress relief.  Massage will typically be included with chiropractic appointments, which means for some patients it will be covered by insurance.

Most massage visits are 60 minutes, but 90 minutes are also available.  Please call our office to inquire about rates.

Leah Kanach, LMT #21836

Leah approaches each body as a whole to help her clients move towards their treatment goals while reducing stress and physical discomfort. She listens well and communicates clearly, allowing her to customize each session of bodywork to serve her client’s current needs. Leah is certified in prenatal massage and works safely and effectively with women in any stage of pregnancy. She is also skilled in using a variety of therapeutic techniques to treat injuries ranging from acute to chronic, and adept at finding a balance between nurturing and therapeutic touch. Her practice includes classic Swedish massage, myofascial release, proprioceptive nerve retraining, Shiatsu and rhythmic mobilization, depending on what her client – and her client’s body – is asking for.

When I was pregnant with my second child, my body buckled under the strain. My neck and upper back were so tender and tight, I could hardly move my head from side to side. I talked with Dr. Ku about my pain and she listened intently. She laid out an easily understandable treatment plan. She made adjustments with a gentle, yet confident approach. She made me feel like I had a voice as a patient and that treating me was as important to her as it was to me. In the end, my pain was greatly relieved and I walked away feeling better than I had in months. I highly recommend Dr. Ku for pain relief and long-term wellness, especially if you’re pregnant!

K.K.

I have been to many chiropractors over the last 14 years since my jobs have either required me to sit at a computer for 8+ hours per day or to drive on average 2500-3000miles per month. I have been to chiropractors that have been very good and even excellent, but Dr. Ku is by far outstanding compared to all of them. She really listens to make sure she knows exactly what your issues are and is always willing to try new and innovative things to help you with treating/alleviating pain. I love that she looks at your body as a whole and helps you with strengthening ideas that make her adjustments last longer to hopefully get you to a stage where she is only needed for maintenance. She also gives great exercises to work on at home that are not too hard or time consuming and can be incorporated into everyday tasks. Some examples are certain poses and things to be aware of as I'm driving all day.

Dr. Ku is also amazing with the soft tissue work she is willing to do on her patients. I've had many chiropractors who will not necessarily work at length on the muscular issues needed to alleviate pain. She has some great soft tissue techniques that have really helped me.

O.C.

I didn’t see a chiropractor until my 4th pregnancy. My previous was a breech baby, and I wanted to do all I could to ensure that didn’t happen with this one. Thanks to Dr. Ku, I had the best labor/birth of all four pregnancies, the baby did great and his positioning was really helpful in the labor, I think. I look forward to getting in for post-baby adjustments!

L.M

After getting in a very unexpected car accident, I was referred to Dr. Ku for care. It was the best referral I could have received. Brenda is way more than “just" a chiropractor. In addition to physical adjustments, Brenda did a lot of fascia and muscle work, as well as create a physical therapy home exercise plan that allowed me to not only heal my injuries, but set me up with a much healthier and happier body. I would recommend her services over and over again. Her care plan is truly holistic.

B.R.

LOCATION

3821 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland Oregon 97212
Tel: 503-954-1660
Fax: 971-266-8183