JNA's Philosophy - A Holistic Approach
Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative medicine health care profession and an approach to healing concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromuscular system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractors emphasize manual therapy including joint adjustments and manipulation with particular focus on joint dysfunction. Although a wide diversity of ideas currently exists among chiropractors, we share the belief that the spine and health are related in a fundamental way, and that this relationship is mediated through the nervous system. Chirporactors examine the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, along with its effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and what they believe to be its role in health and disease.
Growing up on an organic farm, Dr. Domm was exposed to chiropractic medicine. The family doctor was a chiropractor ( Dr Paul Neidert) believing in natural medicines for healthcare. As a child, she went to the chiropractor for treatment and was given natural herbs to take to rebuild her immune system when she was sick. When injured, she went to the chiropractor for treatment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Domm's early experiences with natural medicine allowed her to choose a natural way of life instead of filling her body with prescription drugs and quick fix medicines.
As a sports chiropractor, she been exposed to all types of athletes and has an impressive resume of clients, including:
About Dr. Domm
The backstory to Dr. Domm's healing hands ...
20+ Years of Healing
Dr. Mary Ann "Penny" Domm is owner of JNA Chiropractic Clinic in Portland, OR. For more than twenty years, she has dedicated her life to caring for others through the practice of massage therapy, athletic training and chiropractic medicine. Prior to opening JNA Chiropractic Clinic, she was co-owner of another busy and highly respected practice that is devoted to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Penny Domm is a 2005 member of The Heritage Registry of Who's Who.
Penny Domm grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where her mother's tireless commitment to community service influenced her dedication to the healing arts. Penny Domm learned the value of complementary and alternative medicine through the experience of her rural upbringing. Her family raised their own food and cared for their animals, and the family doctor was a chiropractor.
In 1994, Penny Domm received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College- Los Angeles (CA). She began her healing arts career with a Massage Therapy Certificate from the Morris Institute (NJ). In 1984, she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health from Ithaca College (NY) and the following year, she completed dual graduate degrees: Master of Science, Exercise Physiology (Athletic Training) and Master of Science, Sports Psychology (1985). Her dissertation is the seminal work in the field of sports-injury rehabilitation. [See Fisher AC, Domm MA, Wuest DA. Adherence to sports-injury rehabilitation programs. Physician Sportsmed.1988;16(7):47-52.]
Athletic Training / Sports Chiropractic
In the capacity of Athletic Trainer, Certified and Chiropractic Physician, Penny Domm has worked with the following sports teams: New York Giants Football, U.S. Women's Soccer, U.S. Women's Pro Volleyball, Portland Forest Dragons (Arena Football) and Portland Power (Women's Pro Basketball). In her chiropractic practice, she works with Olympic athletes and other athletes involved in range of professional and recreational sports: baseball, crew, cycling, distance running, football, ski racing, softball, tennis, track and field.
For more than 15 years, Penny Domm has been a dedicated volunteer of her professional services to sports and philanthropic events in California and Oregon: AA Sports Limited events, California AIDS Ride, City of Ventura Corporate Games, GSGRA Regional Rodeo, TAC Ultra Marathon and The City of Los Angeles Marathon. In 2004, Penny Domm served as Medical Coordinator for the Bridge to Bridge Run, Hood to Coast Relay, Race for the Roses, ADA Summit to Surf and TYR Women's Triathlon.
Since 1986, Penny Domm has been awarded three academic appointments at WASC accredited colleges: Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Education, Montclair State University (NJ), Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, West Coast University (CA) and Staff Clinician and Adjunct Faculty Member, Western States Chiropractic College (OR).
Penny Domm is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the Chiropractic Association of Oregon, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Organization for Minority Entrepreneurs, and the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs.
Meet our Staff
Penny, Rob, Ken, and Whitney (scroll down)
Penny started her Massage Therapist journey in 1997 at COCC in Eastern Oregon. After 2 years in Bend, she moved to the East Coast and started working at Advanced Fuller School of Massage in Virginia Beach, VA where she quickly advanced from a Teaching Assistant to an Instructor. 15 years later, she returned home to Oregon.
Penny’s modalities include Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, Shiatsu, Trigger point therapy, Reiki, Cranial-sacral therapy, prenatal massage, Cupping massage, Ashiatsu, myofascial release as well as PNF stretching techniques. Penny’s primary focus is pain and stress relief. Her holistic perspective includes massage as a way to heal and move away from pain.
Penny graduated from Portland Community Collage with studies in Exercise Science and Gerontology.
Penny also has Certification as a 500 hundred hour yoga instructor. She is passionate about healthy living with a deep interest in Plant Based Nutrition, Yoga, Hiking, Competitive Ballroom Dancing and Marathon running.
Rob began his second career with JNA in 2014. A recent transplant from New England, Rob spent 11 years as a teacher in New York and Massachusetts. The skills he developed in education have translated into his new passion of bodywork and massage. He uses effective communication to inform his clients about the benefits of regular massage while educating them about structural balance and compensation patterns.
Rob is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland. During his training, Rob studied a myriad of modalities from around the world. His passion for healing, dedication to his clients and his training make Rob a very effective massage therapist.
Ken's primary focus is chronic pain relief. Ken uses many different modalities to achieve intended results, including "intuitive touch", deep tissue trigger point therapy, Reiki, cranial-sacral therapy, prenatal massage, myofascial release as well as stretching techniques to find the source of his clients' problems.
Ken is a graduate of the Oregon School of Massage an dhas been a licensed massage therapist since 2007.
Meet our Acupuncturist
Whitney is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner with an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness. Whitney has a special focus on treating pain and trauma but loves this medicine for its ability to treat many conditions from pain and injury to stress and anxiety, digestive or gynecological issues, insomnia, migraines, and more. Her treatments may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, tuina massage, Chinese herbal or nutritional therapy, and qigong or taichi exercises. Whitney is a certified NADA Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist for the use of a standardized ear acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster and emotional trauma. She is also a practitioner of Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), which uses a combination of disciplines including acupuncture/acupressure and applied kinesiology for many kinds of allergies, intolerances, sensitivities, and allergy-related symptoms.
Whitney holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine here in Portland, a bachelor’s degree in music and art from Lewis & Clark College, and has four years of post-baccalaureate study of hard sciences at Seattle Central College. Whitney is an adopted South Korean raised in Missoula, Montana and aims to help her patients navigate the complex world of health and treatment options to find what works for their life and needs.
Sue has worked in Customer Service her entire career. After 25 years in retail management, Sue changed her course in 2007 when she sustained a serious work injury and was disabled for 3 years. Part of her rehabilitation involved leaving the retail industry and it was then that she moved into the health care and insurance industry.
Sue was a licensed Insurance Agent for 12 years and has also experienced chronic pain and surgeries for various kinds of injury. She is proud of her ability to empathize with people who are hurting, and she loves to make life easier for others. Her passion is helping others to improve their quality of life. Sue says “I want to make sure no one leaves JNA feeling like they haven’t been heard and cared for. Working for Dr. Domm gives me a platform to make a difference for people and I am incredibly grateful”.
Meet Jonathan, Nicholas, and Alexander
I met my boys when they were four and five. My life has been “full” of joy, laughter, growth and unconditional love ever since. ALEXANDER is quiet and intense. When he speaks, we all need to listen. NICHOLAS is fun, energetic, and intelligent. JONATHAN is strong yet silent.
Each of these characteristics, although many more not mentioned, has made my life what it is today. I am strong, compassionate, empathetic, fun, energetic and lucky to parent these wonderful human beings who just happen to be my sons.
~ Penny Domm