Under the leadership of Beaverton chiropractor Dr. Kathy Cantwell, our clinic is founded on treating the whole body as a complex integrated system, not a collection of parts. It is our mission to unite your body and your wellness. We make use of many different types of non-invasive care as part of our commitment to holistic healing and comprehensive wellness care. This range of treatment options enables us to address multiple issues and symptoms, from joint stiffness and acute pain to nerve dysfunction and systemic illnesses. We treat each patient as an individual, prescribing the right combination of treatment methods for that individual's specific needs. Here is some information about our practitioners and what they can do for you:

  • Kathryn Cantwell, DC, DICCP, CSP, CSCP

    With a lifelong interest in holistic medicine, Kathy Cantwell knew from an early age that helping patients achieve their optimal health was her calling. To that end, she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR, before establishing a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Chicago suburbs that she successfully operated for over 3 decades. She has been a chiropractor since 1991. Over the years, Dr. Kathy has helped thousands of patients avoid back and neck surgery through diversified full spine adjusting and cranial adjusting.

    Other certifications and special interests include:

    • Pregnancy and neonatal care
      — Pediatric Diplomate since 1996
      — Webster certified
    • Concussions and sports injuries
    • Certified SOT practitioner
    • Certified Cranial SOT practitioner
    • TMJ care

    Dr. Kathy’s philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, rather than individual parts—this was the inspiration behind the clinic’s name, Unity Chiropractic, and Wellness Center. This outlook is also what led her to study nutrition extensively, and she is skilled at using neurological nutrition to treat specific disorders. When Dr. Kathy isn’t at the office, she likes to relax by cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 5 children, and cats Lottie and Stanley.

  • Justin Jelen, DC

    Dr. Jelen joined Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center Center in July 2020, bringing 8+ years of clinical experience focused on nonsurgical treatment of auto collision, sport, work-related, and everyday injuries.  Originally from Chicago, IL, he relocated to Portland in 2008 to attend the University of Western States College of Chiropractic where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic as well as a second Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. In 2016 he earned his certification in the treatment of Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), making him an expert on the most comprehensive, gold-standard treatment and rehabilitation protocols for optimal patient recovery from the most common injuries sustained in everyday motor vehicle accidents.

    Relevant coursework in which Dr. Jelen has trained:

    - Advanced Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology Graduate of Dr. Arthur C. Croft’s Spine Research Institute of San Diego, modules #1-4 fully certified
    - Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Soft Tissue Management Program for the Spine
    - Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Soft Tissue Management Program for the Upper Extremity
    - Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Soft Tissue Management Program for the Lower Extremity
    - Graston Technique
    - StrongFirst Kettlebell  

    Other certifications and special interests include:

    - Sports injuries
    - Individualized exercise rehabilitation
    - Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
    - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)
    - Cupping Therapy

    Dr. Jelen treats with the philosophy that everyone is an athlete, from individuals just beginning their journey to optimal health, to weekend warriors undoing postural injuries from the work week, to dedicated athletes aiming to compete at the highest level.  He believes people’s lifestyles (sitting at a desk, sleeping in the wrong posture, exercising with incorrect biomechanics, etc.) can have a profound impact on their ability to live life to the fullest; he aims to not only improve his patients’ ability to perform their daily activities but to also educate them on the importance of maintaining correct movement patterns to avoid recurring injury.

  • Jessie Garrison, DC, CACCP
    Doctor of Chiropractic

    Dr. Jessie grew up mostly in sunny San Diego, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology from the University of California San Diego. She then moved to Oregon to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic at University of Western States, where she graduated in 2015. She has furthered her education to become Webster certified to aid in treating people throughout pregnancy. In addition she is board certified with the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in treating newborns and young children and has her CACCP.

    'It is a dream come true to be able to keep children’s spines and nervous systems healthy from the time they are in utero, as newborns, and then throughout their life. I love being able to educate people on how to have the best possible quality of life. I consider treatment and regaining proper spinal function equally as important as educating children about letter and numbers. Having optimum health and giving them a better understanding of how their bodies function is vital.'

    Dr. Jessie's passion may lie in expectant parents and children, but she has multiple years of experience working with all ages treating many chronic conditions as well as acute injuries to the neck, back, pelvis, and extremities.

    In her free time, Dr. Jessie enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with her 2 sons, 1 daughter and her husband. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!

  • Nicola Stackhouse
    LMT #20999

    A native of Great Britain Nicky has lived in the Portland area since 1999. She has a
    background as a Registered Nurse specializing in pediatrics on both sides of the
    Atlantic. Giving up the profession to be home for her family she later pursued a career in
    massage to change her focus to health and wellness.
    Graduating from the Oregon School of Massage in September 2014 she completed the
    555 hour western massage program.
    Having first-hand experience of the benefits of massage as an oncology patient herself,
    she obtained certification and participated in a voluntary internship at OHSU in 2015
    providing massage to patients on the chemotherapy infusion unit.
    She has 4+ years of experience in prenatal massage and has enjoyed building long term
    therapeutic relationships with new moms over multiple pregnancies.
    She works closely with both the patient and chiropractor to offer an integrative and
    therapeutic massage. Striving to deliver care, compassion with a nurturing touch, a
    patient centered approach to care is at the forefront of her practice.

    Post Graduation Certification
    Massage for the Chemotherapy infusion Patient Certificate
    Prenatal Bodywork Certification
    Chiropractic Assistant Certification

    In addition Nicky enjoys the benefits of using aromatherapy both with massage and in
    daily life.
    A mother to her 2 adult “kids,” 3 dogs, 1 cat, she loves walking in nature, gardening,
    reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Lynsey Dolejs
    LMT # 18408

    Lynsey is an Oregon native. She grew up in a small town in central Oregon. Lynsey has been practicing massage since 2011. She graduated from Sage School of Massage in Bend, Oregon, and completed their 720-hour massage curriculum. She has been working in the Portland/Beaverton area since 2012.

    She enjoys bringing a healing touch to her clients. Her massage encourages the body time to heal. She is intuitive in finding the source of your pain and discomfort.

    She enjoys the outdoors; hiking, paddle boarding, and camping. On the weekends she will spend time with her husband and her Schnoodle, Crosby. 

    Her modalities are deep tissue, therapeutic, trigger point, and pregnancy.