Dr. Ouellette specializes in pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric chiropractic work. Her goal is to help to educate and empower women as their families grow and change. Pregnancy is a time when women start to reevaluate how they manage their bodies. Dr. Ouellette’s treatments are a gentle, safe, and effective approach to pain, discomfort, and functional issues which arise from the changes which occur while bearing and caring for babies.
Dr. Ouellette graduated summa cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. As she began practice, she relished treating women during and after pregnancy. She found that this was her calling and has spent her career focusing on honing her skills in this area. In addition to her comprehensive training in biomechanics, human anatomy and chiropractic care, she has trained in the Webster technique (which is a pregnant chiropractic treatment to help with breech babies) and has specialized training in postpartum rehabilitation. Dr. Ouellette works to help the body respond and adapt to the new activities of being a parent.
In working with pregnant patients, her training naturally grew to include care of babies. Dr. Ouellette now also has extensive training and experience working with infants, especially with breastfeeding struggles, tongue tie, reflux, torticollis, and colic. Dr. Ouellette is educated in many types of bodywork and adjusting and adapts these for the smaller patient. She utilizes craniosacral therapy with many patients, especially when working with infants and children.
Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Ouellette is a mother to Sloane and Soren. Her pregnancies and postpartum journey has been very informative to her practice and she enjoyed being on the other side of the care equation. She also is a lifelong dancer and completed her undergraduate studies in dance at UMass, Amherst. As a dancer, she often sought chiropractic care to keep her at her peak performance. During intensive training in college, she experienced a period of numbness in both of her arms. A chiropractor treated her with in-office care and gave her the tools needed to prevent future episodes. The empowerment she received as a patient resonated with Dr. Ouellette and ultimately lead her to study chiropractic. She is thrilled at the path that this empowerment led her to be able to help women before, during and after their babies are born. Beyond dance, she has studied Pilates and yoga and these physical studies also influence her care approach.
She is excited to be able to provide care to patients both in North Portland and Southeast with Jade’s satellite location at Body Mechanics studio.