It was late 2012, when I was on a plane speaking with a woman from Portland who mentioned I might be interested in attending the TRE Level I training with David Berceli. I love how the universe laid this in front of me! I really had no idea of how powerful this work is until I arrived at the workshop. The testimonials moved me to tears. The science impressed and fascinated me. I love that TRE shares similar foundational principles with Hakomi. Immediately, I felt this work resonate deeply within me, and I knew it was the next piece I would add to my practice.
I am currently a certified level ll TRE provider. Since integrating TRE into my practice, I have seen incredible leaps in my client’s progress physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I am committed to an ongoing deepening of my understanding in each realm of my practice, and offering my clients a safe, unique, empowering experience to help them maximize their potential.
I have already seen incredible leaps in my client’s progress physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
In addition to my clinical practice, I started Become Bodywise Consulting. My mission is to work as a consultant for businesses interested in creating a healthy work environment by educating their employees about body mechanics and injury prevention. Clients have included construction companies, dental offices, and even the forest service.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to do a number of public speaking engagements including the 2003 and 2005 Oregon Pain Society Conference, the 2005 and 2006 Western Oregon Woman’s Conference and the 2006 Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon State Conference. I have twice been a guest instructor at Rancho La Puerta where I presented a 5 day progressive class; The ABCDE’s of Powerful Posture and Body Awareness. This was a huge hit, and I hope to return.
I worked at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece as the Physical Therapist for the American Pentathlon Team.
Years ago I started a book to teach people how to “Become Bodywise”….I need to get back on this project.
Cycle Oregon brought me on board as their Physical Therapist in 2008. My work with them includes writing website articles, email support for riders with questions about training/injuries, teaching injury prevention and stretching classes on the rides as well as offering nightly injury consultations and treatment
Beyond my work, and studies, I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my dogs, Nigil and Fabio. Music moves me, and I seek out live shows whenever I can. I think art makes the world a better place, and I like to both create and appreciate it. I’m a fan of great books; ones that make me think, and ones so well written they are like word candy. I love exploring Portland, and the world at large, discovering new and interesting people, places and things. Cycling is a passion…I ride both: bicycle and motorcycle. Staying fit is a priority, and kind of a job requirement. I find myself drawn to the edge of the world and often seek refuge at the Oregon coast.
Kana Arreguin PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANA
“Healing people head to toe…” is what our practice prides ourselves in doing. Analyzing the entire body and the person as a whole allows for the most successful rehabilitation. My training and certification through the STOTT PILATES rehabilitation program has strengthened my belief in this philosophy. Postural awareness and stability should be emphasized with any injury to ensure proper alignment of the spine and joints. Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle is important to me, and one of my goals for my patients. Giving people a safe and trusting environment during their rehab is a priority to reduce any mental barriers that may be limiting to their healing.
12 years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading experience, along with coaching both sports, has given me a strong awareness of human movement. Our bodies are capable of extraordinary things, but we have to take care of the one we have been given. My ultimate goal is to improve your quality of life by increasing your awareness of your body and daily movements. With more awareness, you will be more successful at treating your pain and injuries with the tools we will teach you.
Treating women’s health and lymphedema are my passions. Working with women to improve daily functions, reduce pain, and gain back confidence has been the most rewarding part of my career. Training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute has been inspiring and confirmed why I am in this specialty.
People with lymphedema are often misdiagnosed and given treatment that is unsuccessful. Reducing the size of the limb with appropriate Complete Decongestive Therapy can be life changing. Allowing people to return to work, their hobbies, and just normal life is my ultimate goal. I became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and also passed the national exam through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). The Norton school has given me the tools and education to treat lymphedema with quality and comprehensive care. The LANA certification further assures that I have the highest level of training to treat people with lymphedema.
Outside of work, I enjoy taking in the beauty of Oregon with my husband Ray and dog Rufus. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went to The Ohio State University and received a BS in Biology. Go Bucks! My Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. We like traveling “home” to the Buckeye state to visit family and friends, but we love Oregon and fully enjoy living here.
Kevan LaPorte, DPT, ATC
I believe, that society as a whole must break through the old ideologies that exist for treating our pain, and suffering. We rely too much on pain medication and avoidance of activity, without ever addressing the root cause of pain. Rather, changing old habits and movement patterns can significantly reduce pain. In doing my own research, I grew passionate about the benefits of alternative medicine for pain. Diet, exercise, meditation and yoga are just a few of these, and proven to work.
At Bodywise, the emphasis of treatment is on the whole person. My goal is to empower all of my clients with the skills they need to incorporate postural stability into their daily routine. Learning and integrating proper foundational movement patterns is the first step to to pain free function, and can help you achieve whatever goals you are focused on. Whether you are recovering from an injury, or training for your next marathon, let us at Bodywise help you achieve your goals.
As a lifelong athlete myself, I have dealt with my own injuries, and training inconsistencies. The key is recognizing the root cause, and addressing this before it worsens. My background in both athletic training and personal training allowed me to better understand this treatment approach, and work with competitive and recreational athletes of all ages. As a physical therapist, I recognize not everyone is an athlete, but the same treatment approach applies. We all have physical activity limitations that need to be addressed. Finding these inconsistencies, and addressing the root cause will lead to decreased pain and a return to your functional activity.
When I am not at work I like to get outside and take in what the world has to offer. My fiancé and I moved here from Wisconsin, and have been in love with the state ever since. I received my BS in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I am working on my Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on access to health care. With that being said, I am a true Wisconsinite in that I will never give up my love for the Green Bay Packers and Badgers athletics.
Jenn Hinckley Office Manager
I was born and raised in Eureka, California and graduated from Eureka Senior High in 1999. From there I attended College of the Redwoods Junior College, studying general education. In 2001, I started working as a Medical Biller for Open Door Community Health Centers, located throughout Northern California. This was my starting point in the healthcare industry. I worked there until I moved to Oakridge, Oregon with my husband and starting working for Bodywise in March 2006. Working at Bodywise has been more rewarding than I ever could have dreamed. It not only has helped me grow as an individual, but professionally as well. I pride myself on making every patients experience at Bodywise the best possible, from beginning to end.
In my spare time I enjoy working outdoors in my garden, hiking, hunting, biking, reading, watching movies, pottery (making and admiring), playing/learning guitar, traveling locally and abroad, most of all, spending time with my husband, close friends, family and our furry children.