I have been chiropractically lengthened and re-aligned at least 20 times by Dr. Johansson after my auto injury. I have seen chiropractors on and off over 20 years. The very best thing about his adjustments is that he will Keep Working to make sure the adjustment is the best possible.
My weakest spot is the lower back, and it gets thrown out of adjustment post treatment because I’m a full-time caregiver for a disabled husband who falls and needs picking up. No matter what good form I use to pick him up, he wobbles sometimes and that wrenches the back out of alignment when I turn to catch him post wobble.
He takes time to converse and find what else is going on that could be causing problems. He demonstrates exercises to strengthen joints and muscles, then prints out the exercises for later.
Compassionate, kind and thorough.
I have had regular chiropractic care since 1982, and have seen more than a dozen chiropractors during the past 32+ years. The conditions that I continue to seek chiropractic treatments for are: Post Polio Syndrome that produces life-long, generalized muscle pain (now referred to as Fibromyalgia), acute Myofascial Pain due to Trigger Points, and generalized osteoarthritis. The medical profession now recognizes that these chronic (or acute) conditions are significantly impacted by volatile barometric pressure changes, and impact balance.
Dr. Johansson has studied and mastered a wide range of chiropractic techniques beyond his formal chiropractic training. When he rotated my joints, I felt immediate relief and improved balance. He is a skilled listener, and follows up on the treatment with well thought-out questions. I appreciate his knowledge about nutrition and exercises; and, that he provides printed examples with pictures of relevant exercises.
My long-term, experience demonstrates that chiropractic care for (chronic or acute) muscle and joint pain provides me with non-narcotic, pain management. Ordinarily, a full adjustment every other week manages my pain level, and enhances the quality of my daily life. Rarely, I may require three weekly adjustments per month, or other alternative therapy depending upon the weather conditions; however, this usually happens not more than 2 to 3 times a year.
I am so grateful to have been cared for by Dr. Johansson. I have had several years of different soft tissue issues that my allopathic doctors showed little interest in helping me with. In fact, the only treatment presented for my very painful plantar fasciitis was surgery, which was not an option.
Dr. Johansson worked with me for about a year, and his genuine caring, patience and encouragement helped me to not give up as he worked on my feet to lead me towards steady improvement. I never felt rushed during my treatment and he always was willing to offer many suggestions for self care which really sped my recovery.
I am so happy to walk and move pain free thanks to his excellent care. The thought of another 30 years of not being able to do the things I love was so sad and now I don’t have to!
After injuring both my neck and back in an auto accident, and after doing some homework on chiropractors within Portland, I was lead to Dr. Johansson. I am more than pleased with his treatment that has greatly reduced the pain and stiffness and greatly increased my mobility. I’m now able to physical train in the gym as I once used to. During treatments he was also sure to educate and advise me on at home exercises that is also aiding me back to full health and movement.
I have also learned as his patient and by observing, Dr. Johansson takes the time to sit and connect with his patients expressing genuine care and concern for our overall health and well being.
He is in my humble opinion, a sound professional with a big heart.