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Our Team of Practitioners

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Dr. Ann Griffin

Ann is a native Oregonian and a Kona, HI transplant to Sisters. After several years in practice, she realized traditional diagnosis and treatment algorithms were woefully inadequate to get the kind of results she wanted for her patients. So she developed Symptom Evolution, a revolutionary new way to see the body that can move the everyday person and high-performing athlete through their stuck points. Complex cases are preferred! When she's not helping folks achieve their goals, she enjoys chasing her kiddos, hiking, skiing, and lifting weights. 

Appointments via phone:
541-699-7457
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Appointments via phone:
541-390-8136
Chandra Miller, LMT

Chandra Miller has been a Sisters Oregon resident for almost 30 years.  With a background in kinesiology and exercise science, she worked as a personal trainer for 7 years before going back to COCC to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Now certified as a Symptom Evolution therapist as well,  Chandra weaves together a mix of deep tissue, myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy with Gua Sha and cupping into a unique massage tailored to the individual's needs.  Also specializing in prenatal massage, she loves working with mamas-to-be and providing relaxation and pain relief during pregnancy.  When Chandra is not working you can find her hiking or running in the woods and mountains with her two dogs and her husband. 

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Appointments via phone:
775-450-0695
Janelle Lewis, LMT

Janell’s training in “The Art of Restoration Therapy", sets her aside from other therapists. With over 2,000 hours in Oriental Medicine and 25 years of experience, her unique style incorporates acupressure, fire cupping, Guasha, MFR, stretching, reiki, meditation and Sound therapy. 

 

Janell loves to incorporate the symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, chimes and the human voice into her healing sessions and bodywork. The use of sound and vibration emits photons (life force energy). This energy activates light in the body, and from this light, our consciousness is enhanced and expanded, allowing for personal awakening at the DNA level.

Janell's work is best suited for those who are feeling stuck physically, emotionally, energetically and ready for change! Her sessions address not only physical ailments but focus on finding the emotional imbalance in the Chakra System to help with Presence, Sensitivity, Personal Power, Cause and Effect, Speaking your Truth, Intuition and Divine Awareness.

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Ortho-Bionomy in the Cranial Field
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Elizabeth Mixon, LMT 

Elizabeth came to this work through her personal injury involving a ruptured disc, which caused severe nerve pain. After searching a number of modalities for over two years, relief was found through Ortho-Bionomy, returning her to a pain free life. It was life changing for her, and she added Ortho-Bionomy certification to the list of modalities she offered. She has been in practice since 1998.

 

If you have further questions regarding Ortho-Bionomy, please feel free to view the website, or you can schedule a free 15-minute hands-on consultation with Elizabeth to discuss your specific needs and decide if it is a good fit.

 

What is Ortho-Bionomy?
Ortho-bionomy is an osteopath-based therapy that works with structure, lymph, fluids, neurology, organs and the endocrine system.


The focus is bones first, and connective tissue second.  The principles of Ortho-Bionomy are to work with positions of ease, rather than force, which most people find to be comfortable and relaxing.


Whereas Cranial Sacral work addresses the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, Ortho-Bionomy addresses the reflexes and proprioception that reside around ligaments and joints.  Elizabeth will tend to alternate between these two modalities, depending on what the body is responsive to, at any given moment.


Both are considered "indirect" therapies, because healing is initiated from deep within the body, rippling changes outward to the skeletal system and connective tissue, encouraging alignment and better communication through all the systems of the body: blood, lymph, nervous system, organs.

Who benefits from Ortho-Bionomy?
Ortho-Bionomy is beneficial to anyone but has found a niche with people who have experienced chronic pain or have been unable to find relief with traditional massage.


People who do exceptionally well with this therapy often suffer pain caused by an incident/accident, and don't tolerate or do well with more direct therapies such as deep tissue massage, or have had chiropractic adjustments that won't hold. These therapies are very safe- especially for people who are highly sensitive or have limitations due to age, illness or are feeling emotionally vulnerable.  The respectful and gentle way this work addresses pain through the nervous system allows the body to heal in a quick and calming fashion


What to expect
There is no undressing in this work. People wear comfortable loose clothing to allow for a full range of movement. Most people's bodies settle into a deep relaxation and quality of stillness, and sometimes sleepiness. There should always be little to no discomfort during the session. 


During the session, light compression or traction is used to assist the nervous system. The self-corrected reflexes are stimulated, enabling the release of pain and tension patterns, and the body resets and re-organizes.

Common problems treated
Neck/Whiplash
Back Pain
Herniated Discs
Shoulder/Rotator Pain
Knee/Hip Pain
Carpal Tunnel
Fibromyalgia
Plantar Fasciitis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Lymphatic issues
Pregnancy care
POTS Syndrome (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)

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Appointments via email brianne@vibrantpelvichealth.com
Dr. Brianne Grogan, PT, DPT

Dr. Brianne Grogan is a native Oregonian, graduating from Linfield College in 2002 and from Pacific University in 2006. Soon after starting her physical therapy career, Bri specialized in pelvic health... and she's never looked back! Her post-doctoral training includes coursework and certifications with the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Women's Health, the Integrative Women's Health Institute, Holistic Pelvic Care™ with Tami Kent, Pelvic Floor Yoga™ with Leslie Howard, and more. Bri is a 200-hour certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and is a certified Yin Yoga instructor as well. Today, Bri works with clients both in-person and online. She leads a global online community, helping people all over the world with a special emphasis on incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and the mind-body connection. 

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Alaina LaPlante, Reiki Master

Alaina received her Master training in Usui Reiki in 2018, and has been honored to practice and share the ancient wisdom with clients since. She deeply believes in aligning the body, mind and soul to facilitate profound transformation, healing and inner peace. Alaina Works closely with the chakras and natural energy centers within to enable deep connection with yourself, allowing access to your inner knowing, your divine wisdom. Her work will guide you to clear energetic restrictions, uncover unproductive thought patterns, enable letting go and ultimately encourage change. Alaina embraces all aspects of the body-mind connection as she is also a yoga teacher and occupational therapist. al healing process.

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Appointments via phone at

585-880-5329

Harty Kelley, LAc, MsAOM, Bachelors in Science of Applied Psychology 

Harty is a licensed acupuncturist under the Oregon Medical Board and a certified Qigong instructor and practitioner of Daoist Healing Arts under the Mt. Emei and Ling Gui Healing
Schools.


Harty combines acupuncture and East Asian herbalism with craniosacral therapy and myofascial bodywork to treat the whole mind, body and spirit in every session.


Her Deep Earth Healing sessions are 90 minutes of acupuncture, bodywork and moxibustion to get to the core of imbalance and bring the client back into their own source of calm and vitality.
Sessions can also include cupping, guasha, bloodletting and spiritual counsel when needed.

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Sarah Fernandez

Welcome Sarah! She's our new certified Symptom Evolution therapist, offering an affordable alternative to Dr Griffin's care. She offers a comprehensive three visit series for new patients only. Sarah's passion for learning and desire to help others make her a truly gifted protege. When she is not in the office, you can find her exploring beautiful Central Oregon with her husband on their motorcycles, hiking, or paddle boarding with her dog, Rossi.

Appointments via phone at

928-642-3888

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