Patricia Maria Kortekaas, PT

Patricia Maria KortekaasBorn in The Netherlands, I immigrated to the United States in 1986 as a Physical Education teacher and Physical Therapist. I worked in several physical therapy clinics in the Eugene area before opening my own private practice where I could follow my dreams treating humans and small animals alike with the same love, passion and manual therapy skills.

This vision became reality, and my clinic in the southeast hills of Eugene has grown in the last ten years to become an unique holistic health center, where several different holistic healing modalities are blended together to provide unique healthcare for people and their pets.

I specialize in manual therapy and osteopathic techniques for humans and small animals. Over the last twenty-five years, I have studied with many different doctors of Osteopathy (D.O's), as well as other manual therapists. More recently, I have been studying the impact of nutrition, specifically gluten (found primarily in wheat, rye, oats and barley) on the endocrine and musculoskeletal systems of people and pets. My nutritional perspective is in line with that of the Weston A. Price Foundation, emphasizing the use of properly prepared traditional foods.

In the last ten years, I have become a leader in developing integrated osteopathic techniques for small animals, including cranial, functional indirect, vascular and visceral osteopathic techniques. Using my strong biomechanical background, unique manual therapy skills, and Sherlock Holmes-like approach, I am able to successfully resolve many musculoskeletal dysfunctions in people and their animals unresponsive to other therapies.

As an inventor, leader, and teacher of manual therapy skills in the physical therapy and veterinary worlds, I have established a national and international audience. I have been invited as a guest speaker at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association annual conference, the International Symposium for Veterinary Medicine and Physical Therapy, IVAS and NOVAS conferences, the Wild West Veterinary Conference, and the APTA and OPTA annual meetings.

More information about my work with small animals may be found at my animal web site:
I can be reached at (541) 686-0101 and my e-mail address is:

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