We are committed to serving you and your family with gentle & effective chiropractic care, massage therapy, chinese medicine and naturopathy.
DR. JEN WILHELM, D.C.
With 17 years in the healing profession, Dr. Jen Wilhelm brings a confident, warm professional presence inherent in the care she provides. She started ALIVE Chiropractic Wellness Center in the San Francisco Bay area in 2006 after receiving her doctorate degree Life West Chiropractic College.
Dr. Wilhelm has a full spectrum approach, from gentle subtle care to the traditional Chiropractic adjustments - done with honor and finesse. No matter your age or condition, she can help you heal and be your best.
She has a special interest in pregnancy and pediatric care, because she has seen what an impact trauma can have if left uncared for later in life. She is certified by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in the Webster Technique (for Breech Presentation of babies). She studied with Arno Burnier & Dr. Ogi Ressel; Chiropractic Pediatric Specialists & was a primary staff member for MLS Seminars; teaching the mastery of Chiropractic Adjusting worldwide.
Her background as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, athlete and martial artist allows her to tune into the body, gently release the tension through the chiropractic adjustment. Through service, with love & wisdom… she opens possibilities for her patients to attain all of their health goals & beyond.
Dr. Wilhelm cares for her patients through gentle & effective chiropractic approaches. BGI (Bio-Geometrical Integration) is a powerful method of restoring healthy tone of the nervous system through gentle touch. She also provides osseous adjustments in which you may hear a sound with finesse & ease. Dr. Wilhelm may use many techniques in her repository; Activator, Drop Table, SOT, Diversified, CBP, Motion Palpation Institute & Network Chiropractic are to name a few. She also loves working with sports injuries includes those to the ribcage, shoulder, arms and lower body & helping athletes perform at their peak potential.
Her life path has brought her to the in depth study of meditation with Swami Chetanananda at The Movement Center in Portland, Oregon. It is a tremendous gift & blessing for her to serve the community through Chiropractic, changing lives… one adjustment, one life & one spine at a time.
Kate began her wellness training in 2001 and became certified by World School of Massage in San Francisco, CA, with an emphasis in Deep Massage, Cranial Sacral, Pregnancy Massage, and Vibrational Massage Therapy. In 2003 she moved to the east coast and worked as a massage therapist for Good Life Chiropractic in Vineland, NJ, and dedicated the rest of her time to learning Vipassana Meditation and Yoga.
In 2005, Kate moved to Austin, TX and received an additional certification from A New Beginning School of Massage, and had an opportunity to work at Austin Bodyworks Therapy Center, a facility dedicated to providing advanced clinical massage. It was here that Kate began to learn the art and science of Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR), as taught by John Barnes, PT, and also gained additional training in Active Isolated Stretching, PNF, and Kinesio Taping. She opened her own practice in 2008 under the name Earth and Water Massage, and specialized in neck pain,TMJ disorders, headaches, rotator cuff, low back, sciatica, and Achilles pain.
In 2013, Kate moved back to the Bay Area where she accepted a position at Bay Club San Francisco, a premier sports club in the heart of the Financial District. Her clientele consisted mainly of professional and amateur athletes, weekend warriors, and those confined to a computer desk for many hours a day. Here she became well versed in repetitive strain injury (RSI), and began her independent studies in functional movement and sports massage. She was also the resident massage therapist for Swirl, Inc., providing biweekly table and chair massage for company employees.
Kate moved to Portland in 2016, and is now a Licensed Massage Therapist and Chiropractic Assistant. She is excited to be working along side Dr. Wilhelm and the team at Kerns Wellness, and to provide you with quality care. When not at the office, you will likely find her running, doing CrossFit, or practicing yoga.
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Karina joined Attune Chiropractic in the summer of 2017, after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for eight years. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, California.
Karina grew up in Los Angeles, California, where she became interested in sports at an early age. She competed in Tennis and Swim in high school, and took up running and cycling when she was at university. During her sophomore year at UCSC, she was hit by a car while cycling, and was introduced to the beauty of the healing and rehabilitation process that followed knee surgery. Karina was introduced to Crossfit in 2014, and hasn’t looked back since. She has participated in GoRuck challenges, Crossfit competitions, and other fitness endeavors over the past several years. She would describe herself as an endorphin junkie who appreciates exercise not only as a great way to become healthy, but an opportunity to make great friendships as well.
Karina has worked as a physical therapy aide and a personal trainer before coming to chiropractic school. Karina understands the importance of taking care of your body in order to keep doing what you love. Through the power of chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercise, and manual therapy, Karina believes she can have you functioning at your best physical ability.
Karina cares for the general population, whether you are young, old, athletic or not, a weekend warrior, or just trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. She utilizes Diversified technique, Activator, Drop Table, Motion Palpation, Muscle Release Technique, Rock Tape, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
Andi Barrios is a new generation of visual artist. She represents the crossing of cultural borders and the translation of Mexican American culture.
Her art reflects the Latin American immigrant experience and the complexity 21st Century womanhood. The new face of the nation is brown and Barrios explodes that demographic with the vivid colors of a Mexican blanket. Her works both hold the viewer and propel them forward into a new era of great Mexican American art.
She paints and writes in her studio space in Portland, Oregon with her two-year-old daughter coloring at her feet.
She joined Dr. Jen Wilhelm and Attune Wellness in 2017 and loves learning about mind and body wellness as well as helping patients find the care they need.
Eirik began studying Eastern Philosophy and practicing the martial and yogic arts at a young age, and these experiences have deeply influenced the course of his life. He has been training martial arts, practicing qigong and taiji, and studying the foundational principles of Chinese Medicine for over 25 years. He is the founder of Healing Dao Acupuncture and Wellness clinic - offering treatment with Classical Chinese Medicine, lifestyle and dietary modification, as well as movement and Nature Connection therapy.
His practice and healing approach is based on a holistic understanding of the relationships between human beings and the natural world – in both healing and dis-ease. His treatment philosophy is aimed at helping to bring each patient into greater balance and harmony within themselves and their communities. Placing great importance on lifestyle and dietary aspects, his unique treatments focus on both classical Chinese and Japanese needling skills coupled with the traditional therapies of tuina bodywork, external & internal herbal therapies, moxabustion, orthopedic cupping and gua sha techniques – as well as utilizing modern applications such as electrical stimulation and infrared heat therapies.