Dr. Mirei Eckman is a PNW native from Portland Oregon who loves everything the region has to offer. She pursued an education in the field of social science at Portland State University before starting the doctorate of chiropractic program at the University of Western States. Dr. Eckman has always been interested in alternative medicine and finding non-invasive ways to treat the body to achieve optimal function without the use of pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Mirei Eckman grew up around chiropractic and was inspired from a very young age watching her future mentor Dr. Anita Roberts, adjust her dad for years before experiencing it for herself. She recalls being in the treatment room as young as five years old just observing the skill with which the doctor would work her magic in restoring her father’s health so quickly that it appeared almost effortless. Over time this phenomenon sparked her curiosity with chiropractic. The first time Dr. Roberts treated her, she was amazed that the doctor knew exactly what was going on with her body without being told much information. It was at that moment that Dr. Eckman knew she too was going to become a chiropractor.
As an avid rock climber, hiker, bike rider, general outdoors enthusiast and gym-goer, Dr. Eckman believes keeping the body active is just one part of the health equation. One’s physical, emotional and mental health all play a role in the perception of pain, and Dr. Eckman works to address all facets to reduce pain and help patients return to balance.
Dr. Eckman is well versed in myofascial release, Graston technique, muscle energy technique, lifestyle modifications and Rocktape/KT tape application. She individualizes treatment for each patient and values building long lasting relationships.
Dr. Mackenzie was born and raised outside of Ann Arbor, MI. She was extremely active in athletics throughout her adolescence playing softball, basketball, soccer, and golf. She received a softball scholarship to college but unfortunately injured her shoulder which required surgery and forced her to retire too early from sports. Later, she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where she finished her BS in Alternative Medicine. Shortly after graduating she experienced her nephew, who has Cerebral Palsy, respond so positively to chiropractic care as a toddler. Instantly, she became intrigued by how well the treatments provided him almost instant relief. After trying chiropractic herself and witnessing the benefits first hand she decided to pursue chiropractic as a career. She was accepted to the University of Western States in Portland, OR, where she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic and Masters of Sports Medicine degree.