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“I teach my patient’s about the self-evident innate healing power of the body and encourage a wellness lifestyle. This vitalistic philosophical construct is the foundational understanding of the cause of symptoms, dis-ease and healing.”

Stephanie Grootendorst, D.C., DACNB.

Stephanie Grootendorst, DC, DACNB is a Portland native in clinical practice for 25 years. She has a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Portland State University and followed her family members to graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic –Davenport Iowa, the fountainhead of the Chiropractic profession. She is a graduate of the Carrick Institute and a board certified Functional Neurologist licensed by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board since 2013.

She has learned the application of clinical neuroscience in a drug free way making her approach to health unique. “Recently neuroscience has discovery that the brain in fact has the ability to create new connections and networks that reshape and integrate whole body function when specific areas of the brain are appropriately activated or inhibited repetitively for long term potentiation. This can be termed neuroplasticity. Functional Neurology uses neuroplasticity to change brain function with a variety of brain-based therapies directed specifically for each patient based on a comprehensive functional neurological examination. Many of the neuroscience-based therapies utilized are not necessarily new, but the application and specificity of the therapies is what makes Functional Neurology unique in its discipline. Children and adults of all ages with neurological conditions that have seen limited improvement with conventional treatment can seek an evaluation to determine if Functional Neurology is a viable treatment option.  Many of the brain-based therapies provide outcomes that are beneficial and often life changing for patients.”

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