Dr. Jolett Rod is the newest addition to our Portland chiropractic clinic. Her holistic approach to treating patients focuses on injury prevention, intentional healing, stress/anxiety reduction techniques and rehabilitative exercises to promote the body’s resiliency to future injuries. For Dr. Rod it doesn’t matter whether you sit at a desk all day or are training for a marathon—she treats all patients like athletes, teaching them to move better and get back to their daily activities without pain as soon as possible.
A graduate of the University of Western States, Dr. Rod received both her Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Sports Medicine degrees in 2016. She has worked with youth athletes in the training rooms of local high schools and has treated diverse athletes at many local events including the annual Seaside Chamber Beach Volleyball Tournament, the Canby rodeo, and the Oregon Marathon. Dr. Rod is also a certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer, a certification which focuses on teaching patients how to do fundamental movement patterns more efficiently in order to avoid pain while doing complex movement such as running or lifting.
Dr. Rod believes that by focusing on training the brain to better communicate with the body, and in turn creating new cortical motor pathways, the body is better primed for strength and agility training. She assesses the way patients move, and then teaches them body awareness so that they can achieve their goals easier—whether that’s to be bigger, faster, and stronger, or just to be able to pick up your grandkids and tie your shoes without pain. She is passionate about education and aims to teach patients something new about their bodies and their health during every appointment.
Dr. Rod grew up raising cattle on a small farm in Illinois and still harbors a great love for animals. As an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Rod obtained her BS in biology while also studying neuroscience and bioethics. In the past she has worked as an EMT and an oncology patient advocate and volunteer. She has also worked through charities that help resettle refugees as they become accustomed to American life and culture.
Secretly an introvert, Dr. Rod enjoys spending her spare time recharging at home. You can find her curled up with her cat while enjoying a good book and a cup of tea. She likes to express her creativity through coloring books, yoga, and the aerial arts.Dr. Rod believes in the rejuvenating power of fresh air and meditation and loves hiking and traveling the world. So far she has visited 12 countries on her way to achieving her life goal of 50 different destinations. Just ask her where she’s planning to go next!