Chiropractic is non-invasive, drugless form of health care. Of the over one million adjustments given every day in the world, complications are exceedingly rare.
The anatomical focus of the chiropractic physician (DC) on the human spine has created the perception of the DC as just a back doctor. Although this perception is not entirely incorrect, it is very much incomplete. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling.
Whether you’re curious about chiropractic or looking for a new doctor, the DC team at Root is most rewarded when initially skeptical patients remark, “I thought I’d have to have knee surgery but now I don’t’; “I used to suffer from chronic headaches“; “My child didn’t have to have tubes put in her ears”; or “My golf game (or run stride, or tennis serve) got better.” Come in and meet our holistic chiropractic physicians and see what they might be able to do for you, naturally.
motor vehicle accidents
For a complete and holistic approach to MVA (motor vehicle accident) care, Root Whole Body Health offers auto injury treatment and evaluations. We will assess your injuries, treat your physical and emotional trauma and refer you to exceptional chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. Private exercise therapy and sauna services are also available. Accidents are stressful enough — recovering from it doesn’t have to be. Contact Root Whole Body Health at (503) 288-7668 immediately should an accident occur and we’ll help you navigate your insurance and care.
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Dr. Danielle Cornelius, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master
Dr. Cornelius provides her gentle and mindful bodywork with a deep focus on women’s health and preventative energy medicine. Her services are designed to help relax long-held physical patterns, freeing the body of deeply held restrictions, and restoring its ability to move with power and grace. In addition to treating conditions typically associated with chiropractic care such as back pain and headaches, physical medicine is also a non-invasive way to receive care for often ignored but very treatable pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, prolapse, healing from pregnancy, and other women’s health issues.
As a Certified Reiki Master, Dr. Cornelius brings a warmth and presence to all of her sessions, which is particularly helpful for those with high sensitivity, a history of trauma, or who simply need a more embodied sense of calm. Reiki has a profoundly relaxing effect on the nervous system, and is increasingly being recognized as an important healing modality in support of vital health and wellness.
Before receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Western States University in 2009, she studied Health and Human Communication at Marylhurst University alongside her Pre-Medicine studies. In 2004, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, which deeply informs the way she works – dedicating ample time in her sessions for discussion and questions.
Dr. Cornelius has a passion for educating and empowering individuals to provide their body, minds, and spirits with the best care possible. She has dedicated her life to teaching about the most natural, gentle ways of balancing the nervous system to promote optimum healing.
Dr. J. Michael Burke, D.C.
Dr. Burke’s practice emphasizes the balance between movement and stabilization. Each movement we make requires a stable structure upon which to move. In practice, stretching and joint manipulation must be balanced by muscular control and strengthening for significant and lasting improvement to occur. Thus, the techniques of adjusting (manipulation) and manual soft tissue therapy are complemented by exercise, posture training, and other activities that improve function. The physical rehabilitation or functional restoration techniques Dr. Burke uses in practice are based on the work of Professor Stuart McGill of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and Professors Vladimir Janda and Pavel Kolar at Charles University Hospital, Prague, among others. Dr. Burke has studied with Professors McGill and Kolar and has taken additional postgraduate training in spine rehabilitation through Southern California University of the Health Sciences. He has found these methods greatly enhance the effects of traditional chiropractic treatments, resulting in fewer treatments, shortened response times, and longer lasting results.
Dr. Burke graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) in 1980. He went on to receive postgraduate training in radiology and orthopedics, becoming board certified as a chiropractic orthopedist in 1988. During his expansive career Dr. Burke has been in private practice, served on the Peer Review Committee of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, on the Washington Labor and Industries Peer Review Project, and cofounded a complementary healthcare organization. He was a member of the clinic faculty of the University of Western States College of Chiropractic for five years where he supervised physical rehabilitation, taught evidence-based practice, and served as an Associate Professor and member of the postgraduate faculty.
Other interests include writing, singing, and travel. He is married and has three children.