Heidi Olejnik, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Heidi Olejnik (pronounced Oh-LAY-nick, but Dr. Heidi is just fine) grew up near Tacoma, WA, studied Exercise Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, and has lived in Portland since 2007.  She swam competitively and played water polo throughout high school and college.  After college she pursued her passion for travel and foreign languages by teaching English as a second language in Japan and Austria.  Upon returning to the U.S. Dr. Heidi worked as a health unit coordinator at OHSU Hospital while considering how to best combine her interest in healthcare with teaching.  During this time she had her first experience with chiropractic and realized its unique benefits.  She appreciated that chiropractors can take time to listen, educate, empower, and develop long-term, caring relationships with patients.  Chiropractors perform individualized, biomechanical analysis and provide hands-on care that effects profound changes.  She was hooked and enrolled at the UWS College of Chiropractic.  She loves her work and cannot imagine doing anything else.

Dr. Heidi provides diversified chiropractic manipulation and a variety of soft tissue therapies.  She has specialized training in the care of motor vehicle crash victims and has a passion for treating extremity and jaw problems, in addition to the spine.   She enjoys communicating and cooperating with other health care professionals as part of a team approach.  Dr. Heidi strives to provide thorough, high-quality care, tailored to each patient’s unique needs, and to give patients the tools they need to maintain their own optimal health.

In her spare time, Dr. Heidi enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling, gardening and crafts.

Education

  • 2012 – D.C.  Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, University of Western States, Portland OR
  • 2004 – B.S. Exercise Science, Cum Laude, Linfield College, McMinnville OR

Additional Training

  • 2013 – Craniosacral Therapy I, Upledger Institute
  • 2012 – Whiplash and Brain Traumatology Graduate, Modules I-IV, Spine Research Institute of San Diego