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.
Alix Sklarew PT, DPT
My love for the human body, and movement began while watching Gene Kelly dance on screen. Copying his movements in my living room led to an 18 year dance career, which further fueled my need to know how the human body moves. Now, as a Physical Therapist, it is my mission to develop the least invasive, and most effective, yet comfortable combination of treatments by melding evidence-based approaches and alternative preaches that suite each patient. I am excited to work with clients to help them along their personal journey back to a healthy, happy, and moving body.
18 years of ballet, and modern dance has given me a unique ability to step back and see the overall picture before delving into the details. This is important when treating any client as it
helped me develop a more holistic approach. I have the ability to prioritize treatment of dysfunction of individual joints, and soft tissue restrictions, as well as integrate these changes into their system as a whole. Additionally, my training in STOTT Pilates has re-enforced the importance of postural awareness, mobility, and strength to help build foundational health and fitness.
I love working with patients of all different diagnoses and backgrounds, from those who suffer from chronic pain and significant disabilities, to individuals working to return to their sport, and their passion. I am particularly fueled by working with children as it allows me to be utilize more creativity and play in my treatment programs.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, and family whether it be traveling the world, or exploring the food scene of Portland. I love exploring nature, cities, cultures, and people in whatever vehicle, and capacity I am able to. Staying healthy is also important to me, and yoga has been a part of my life for many years as it keeps both my mind, and body balanced.
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.