Dr. Cara Olsen, DC

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“The patient’s mind and body are responsible for healing, as the doctor I treat problems to reduce obstacles and educate the patient, so they can heal themselves.”

“No matter how great of a  doctor you are, you will always need 12 of your closest friends to help your patient base in the way in which they need most. “

99% of our patients, year after year get better unless they quit care to early, don’t show up, don’t do what we recommend, or continue abusive lifestyle behaviors.

About

Dr. Cara Olsen is a specialist in bio mechanics and motion palpation diagnosis. With 15 years of practice and extensive studies she has been able to stand on the shoulder of giants. She is extremely grateful to have been able to observe and work with the most successful medical and chiropractic offices around the world. She believes in utilizing other medical providers to provide an efficient, permanent, and cost effective integrative medical solution to your injury so it does not reoccur or result in semi permanent damage. With extensive knowledge of the skeletal system she is able to fine tune any joint in the human body. These abilities together allow her to go beyond the scope of stand alone machine diagnostics. The combination of her experience and education allows her to pinpoint the problem and piece together an extremely accurate overall picture of your condition and what it takes to fix it. She will also utilize regenerative medicine if you are injured enough so she can rehab the body’s system back to its original state of balance.

Chiropractic Technique and Treatment Style

The Dr. Cara Olsen DC Technique is a custom integration of all of the most effective techniques she’s learned from successful medical providers around the world. These techniques are uniquely applied to each patient based on an accurate diagnosis which can only be made at end range movement patterns within the joint capsule. Each treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis and a detailed educational connection with the patient so they know what is wrong as well. She then proceeds by removing the worst restrictions in the body to restore proper movement. The next step is to then stabilize the unstable, overused, injured joints by stabilizing the muscles which are guarding the unstable joint. Most clinics will stretch, scrape, and adjust the injured area of complaint. This is short term distraction; symptom therapy– and will not be performed at this office because it is not a long term solution. Dr. Cara blends chiropractic care, functional and regenerative medicine with nutrition and life style modifications to eliminate the problems that are causing you pain. This may include rehabilitation exercises and stretches that you do at your discretion. Dr. Cara also specializes in cranial and advanced injuries as well as many different manipulative, soft tissues and physical therapies including Mckenzie, Fascia, Rolfing, Taping, and more! 

Educational Focus

Dr. Cara Olsen has over a decade of experience treating tens of thousands of patients, but she still regularly attends seminars, reads books, takes classes, networks with other specialists, and works on acquiring more specialties:

  • Advanced Cranial Adjusting – Roger Turner 2016
  • Motor Vehicle collision mechanics – Arthur Croft 2017
  • Concussion, Upper Extremity, and MRI training with Dr. Moureu and Beverly Harger – Western States 2017
  • Chiropractic Certified Sports Injury and Rehab Specialist – Texas Chiropractic College 2019
  • Neurophysiology of stress – Dr David Bleiler, DC, DAAPM 2018
  • Cold Laser Therapy and Usage – 2015 Erchonia PDX/Chicago
  • Gait Analysis – Foot Levelers 2015
  • Parker seminars on Hormones, Sports Medicine, and the Scoliosis institute with motion studies – 2013
  • Motor Vehicle injuries from Aaron Deshaw – PDX 2015
  • Pediatrics Care and Nutrition – PDX 2012
  • Motion Palpation Institute from Bret Winchester – PDX 2009
  • Anti-inflammatory healing diet / Neuro-regeneration supplementation practices – David Seeman 2008
  • Gonstead advanced x-ray review. 2008 Stephen Ray WSCC
  • Cranial Sacral Upleder series and applied Kinesiology Series.
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation 2005 by Dr. Inman.
  • Frequency specific Microcurrent protocols by Dr. Minga Guerrerra
  • CCSMS Diagnosis of Sports Injuries – Texas Chiropractic College

Other Specialties

Dr. Cara is not just a healer of the physical, but also the mental. As a Certified Demartini Facilitator of Human Behavior by the Demartini Institute since October, 2014–she actively lectures and gives talks at universities, businesses, and medical groups on topics of human behavior, health, personal development and success. She does both group and private counseling available at https://www.efficiencymastery.com/ and is also the author of Succeed as a Doctor.