Hosmer Chiropractic Health was founded in 2007 by Dr. Seth Hosmer. With two locations in the Pearl District and Multnomah Village of Portland, Oregon, we offer treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
General Musculoskeletal Aches and Pains
Repetitive Overuse Injuries
Our Chiropractic Treatment Philosophy Is Based On Three Main Principles:
Understand the patient, their medical history, and goals for treatment.
Provide safe and effective treatment.
Educate the patient so that they understand their condition, and learn how to minimize the likelihood of a future recurrence.
Our number one mission is helping patients. Our goal isn’t to keep you dependent on having to schedule visits forever. We don’t just give you treatment, we also give you the education and the tools to maintain your own health as much as possible and get back to the lifestyle you love.
We want you to be comfortable and confident with your healthcare choices, so we offer complimentary consultations for new patients so you can meet our doctors and ask questions about your treatment options. If we feel that you would be better served by seeing another provider, we have extensive contacts in a variety of other specialties.
To get an idea of the kinds of issues we solve, check out our blog for extensive education about things you can do at home to improve your health and mobility.
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Dr. Seth Hosmer,DCX
Dr. Seth Hosmer earned his B.A. cum laude from Oberlin College and his Doctorate cum laude from the University of Western States. He is highly regarded in the Portland area as a leading Chiropractor working with a wide range of conditions and patients. Dr. Hosmer is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), which is regarded as one of the most complete and effective treatment techniques for soft-tissue injuries. He was also invited to be an instructor for ART classes in 2014. Dr. Hosmer serves as adjunct faculty for both the University of Western States, as well as Palmer Chiropractic College, bringing students in to his clinic to give them real world experience.
Dr. Hosmer has extensive experience with sports, sports injuries, and the challenges of being a competitive athlete. He has been racing bicycles and competing in Triathlon for over 17 years, and sponsors several local teams including Hosmer Chiropractic Health/RPM Mortgage Cycling Team and the Olympia Cycling Team. He has won numerous State and Regional Championships and has raced nearly every discipline including Road, Track, ‘Cross, and Mountain Bikes. He is the current hour record holder at the Alpenrose Velodrome.
Dr. Hosmer has also participated in numerous sports over the years including Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, and Ice Hockey. He is also currently active with cycling, trail running, functional strength training, kettlebells, and Yoga. His diverse experience with sports and sports injuries gives him first-hand knowledge of what specific treatment it takes to return to your sport, along with techniques for minimizing the likelihood of re-injury.
A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Hosmer moved to Oregon in 2004, and lives in Portland with his wife Danielle, and sons Max and Ben.
Dr. Danielle Hosmer,MDX
Dr. Danielle Hosmer,MD
Dr. Danielle Hosmer is a board certified physician in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. She graduated from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA with a B.A. in the special combined major Biochemistry, before pursuing medical school at the University of California, Davis. It’s hard to top growing up in beautiful Carmel, CA, but after visiting Portland, OR during residency interviews, she fell in love with the great Pacific Northwest. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine in 2006 at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR, and stayed on at OHSU to complete a competitive fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 2009. She worked for Legacy Medical Group in Portland, OR from 2009-2017, during which time she provided exceptional care at the outpatient pulmonary clinics on the Good Samaritan and Mt Hood campuses, along with inpatient pulmonary consulting at Legacy Good Samaritan, Emanuel, Mt Hood, and Meridian Park Hospitals. From 2011-2017, she also served as the Director of Respiratory Therapeutics & Diagnostics for Legacy Good Samaritan, Emanuel, Mt Hood, and Meridian Park Hospitals, which provided opportunities to work closely with the respiratory therapists and develop several key protocols to standardize and improve care for hospitalized patients with respiratory problems. From 2011-2013, she was the Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Legacy Good Samaritan and Meridian Park Hospitals. During her time at Legacy, Dr. Hosmer also enjoyed serving as a mentor for residents rotating on the pulmonary consult service and giving multiple educational lectures to the residents as part of their medical curriculum. From 2010-2012, she traveled to The Dalles, OR as an outpatient consulting pulmonologist to provide much needed specialty care at the Visiting Physicians Clinic at Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC).
Dr. Hosmer has published articles in several major medical journals (Chest, Modern Rheum Case Reports), as well as presented original research at national medical and scientific conferences over her tenure as a physician and scientist. She was awarded the American Thoracic Society MTPI Travel Award in 2008 and was presented with the Legacy Presidential Coin Award in 2012, for her development of the Legacy Longterm Ventilator Weaning Protocol. She garnered top pulmonology honors in Portland Monthly Top Docs 2015 edition. Prior to leaving Legacy in 2017, Dr. Hosmer was given the John G. King Clinical Improvement Award for her integral work on the COPD Readmissions Taskforce. She has also provided numerous grand rounds and educational lectures on various medical topics to local residents/interns, hospital, and clinic staff. She has been a member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians (awarded FCCP status in 2013), and Oregon Thoracic Society, along with serving as physician liaison for the Legacy Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patient support group from 2011-2017.
However, for Dr. Hosmer, promoting better pulmonary-cardiovascular health runs much deeper than her academic and clinical career. She has been an avid athlete and runner all of her life, with a lauded high school and college cross country/track record. At Swarthmore College, she was captain of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams, culminating in qualifying for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in 1998. She deferred medical school for one year after graduating college, in order to coach cross country and track, and teach P.E. and health at the Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan. She placed 7th in her age group in the Portland Marathon in 2007. Daily exercise remains a priority for her and also includes swimming, yoga, and various strength/conditioning modalities.
After much soul-searching and with the help and guidance of her husband, Dr. Seth Hosmer, Dr. Danielle Hosmer left her career as a pulmonologist in 2017 to join the team at Hosmer Chiropractic Health (HCH) as a Workers’ Compensation/Disability physician. This transition has allowed her to spend more precious time with her family, but also to fill an important role at HCH, which now can offer in-house exams to continue treatment for work-related injuries, along with providing such services to other local chiropractic physicians and clinics. She has completed the SEAK seminar series for Advanced Orthopedics for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health Professionals and Advanced Neurology for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health Professionals. Dr. Hosmer deeply understands the importance and benefit of chiropractic care in comprehensively treating neuro-muscular injuries and is excited to promote this further. Health, wellness, and functionality encompass so much more than the traditional western medical system recognizes. She is extremely proud to have the opportunity to transition from saving lives, to saving lifestyles.
Outside of work, Dr. Hosmer loves running the trails of Forest Park, spending time with her beloved sons and husband, traveling the world, being grateful for the extraordinary restaurants of Portland, and geeking out on Sci-fi/fantasy books.
Dr. Philip DeVasto, DCX
As a high school athlete, Dr. Philip DeVasto experienced the benefits of chiropractic treatment and was impressed with how efficiently he recovered. After earning his undergraduate degree, he decided to pursue his doctorate in chiropractic and moved across country to Portland, Oregon; in 2010 he graduated cum laude from The University of Western States. He currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Western States and mentors qualified students through their preceptorship programs.
With a love of sports, Dr. DeVasto naturally gravitated to chiropractic sports medicine, and that interest led to further certification in Active Release Technique (ART). He had the privilege to apply these skills with many great athletes as part of the ART Ironman treatment team in Coeur d’Alene, the Portland Rev3 Triathlon team, the Warner Pacific University Men’s basketball team and many other professional athletes. Although he has experience with elite level performance, Dr. DeVasto enjoys helping every patient optimize their function, and happily discusses nutrition, diet and healthy cooking.
In addition to sports medicine, he also enjoys discussing nutrition, diet, and cooking ideas with his patients to help them achieve optimal health. When he is not treating patients, Dr. DeVasto spends his time racing cyclocross, skiing at Mt. Hood, hiking in the gorge, shopping the local farmers markets, running in Mt. Tabor, wine tasting in the valley, and trying new local restaurants.
Dr. DeVasto met his wife Amanda in Portland, and together they spend their free time exploring the Pacific Northwest. They enjoy mountain biking, skiing, exploring new hikes, shopping the local farmers markets, improving their yoga practices, and after all that activity, they recharge by wine tasting in the valley and savoring the tasty offerings of new local restaurants.
Dr. Sydney Rowan,DCX
Dr. Sydney Rowan,DC
Growing up in beautiful, sunny Colorado, Dr. Sydney Rowan discovered her love for the outdoors at a young age. She grew up participating in competitive volleyball and swimming, and has since maintained a passion for health and wellness. Sydney attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a pre-medical emphasis.
After moving to Portland in 2016, she discovered the world of chiropractic, and she knew instantly that this was the career she was meant for. She graduated from the University of Western States summa cum laude in 2019 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Sports Medicine.
While obtaining her chiropractic degree, she furthered her education with outside courses and certifications in Active Release Technique (ART), McKenzie Diagnostic Technique (MDT), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Motion Palpation Institute (MPI). Throughout her clinical and educational experience, she developed a focus on rehab based chiropractic care in order to educate her patients and give them the tools they need in order to accomplish their goals.
In her free time, Dr. Rowan enjoys exploring the trails of Forest Park with her chocolate lab, Oliver, hiking, and discovering all that Portland and the surrounding area has to offer!
Dr. Kevin Yurkish,MS, DCX
Dr. Kevin Yurkish,MS, DC
Dr. Kevin Yurkish grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, the farthest north of Canada’s large cities. This is where he developed interests in hockey, volleyball, snowboarding and rugby.
His education began at the University of Alberta, where he received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, graduating on the Dean’s List. In his final year he worked as the athletic therapist for the University’s Men’s Soccer Team. As the team’s primary medical provider, Dr. Yurkish traveled across Canada consulting with medical doctors, physical therapists and coaches to manage care for the athletes.
Dr. Yurkish continued on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Western States, finishing at the top of his class. During this time he also earned his Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine. This opportunity granted him the experience to treat professional, semi-professional and amateur athletes at different marathons, triathlons, tournaments and races.
He really enjoys getting people into or back into living a healthy lifestyle. Living easy shouldn’t be so hard, and he enjoys finding ways to help people do the things they love. If you’re trying to get back into weightlifting, running, or hiking- but feel limited by your injury, he can help get you back on track!
What are Dr. Yurkish’s goals?
- Run a sub 1:20 half marathon
- Learn how to play the piano
- Read more non-“Sci-Fi” literature
- Hike to the top of Mt. Hood
- Bike commute to work more regularly
Evidence-based medicine is incorporated into Dr. Yurkish’s daily practice, and he is devoted to treating every patient like an elite athlete. He is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS); he is also trained in Graston, McKenzie, and K-Tape methods.
During his time off, he volunteers in the Emergency Department at OHSU and he was recently invited to treat athletes at the NCAA Division 1 National Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field.
Dr. Nic West,DCX
Dr. Nic West,DC
Dr. Nic West knew he wanted to help people from a young age, he simply did not know in what way. The first time he heard the philosophy of Chiropractic he realized that was the correct path. He decided that he would go to Chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
While attending Palmer, Dr. West felt that he needed to learn more in order to be the absolute best Chiropractor he could be. Shortly after that he earned an internship in the Troxell Intern Program, the most intensive Gonstead Chiropractic education available. While in the Troxell Intern Program he learned, practiced, and taught all aspects of the Gonstead Technique to students and doctors all over the world. In addition to his Gonstead training, Dr. West is full-body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and has worked to integrate the structural and soft tissue correction in hopes for more effective and efficient care for each patient.
During his tenure at Palmer and associated internships, Dr. West recognized his passion for caring for children. While Chiropractic care is extremely important forall ages and the care of everyone’s nervous systems, he focused much of his schooling and his work in his internships on Pediatric care, mothers-to-be, and young families hoping for children. Dr. West has found chiropractic to be extremely rewarding and impactful work, both in application and study, particularly in terms of pediatric care. The proper development of a child’s nervous system ensures the proper development of all other functions and systems, making chiropractic paramount in children and infants of all ages.
Dr. West has a wide array of hobbies, but he first and foremost enjoys spending time with his greatest joy: his wife and daughters. When he is not in the office he loves cooking, weight lifting, training, and anything that involves being outdoors. He especially enjoys traditional archery, hunting, and fishing. It’s Dr. West’s belief that living in and coinciding with nature is of the utmost importance to all aspects of health and life in general.
Dr. Jessi Gradin,DCX
Dr. Jessi Gradin,DC
Dr. Jessi Gradin is a native Pacific Northwesterner who loves sports, mountain biking with her husband Ty, playing soccer in the park and walks with their 6 year old golden retriever, Layla. A recent cum laude graduate of the University of Western States, she is enthusiastic about chiropractic practice, and particularly enjoys integrating the patient’s goals for recovery or lifestyle enhancement into their overall treatment plan. Dr. Gradin has extensive training in Active Release Technique (ART) and will be full-body certified as of September 2020. Her training also includes: McKenzie and Activator methods, K-Tape, Graston, cupping and Neurodynamics. She feels passionate about the combined benefit of chiropractic adjustments with soft tissue approaches and rehabilitation exercises for treatment of pain and joint injuries.
Dr. Gradin completed her chiropractic residency at Hosmer Chiropractic Health under the guidance of Drs. Joyce McClure and Phil DeVasto. Many of Dr. McClure’s patients met with and transferred care to her during this time, but Dr. Gradin looks forward to getting to know each of you, and to continue the work you have established with Dr. McClure.
Dr. Cooper Adams,DCX
Dr. Cooper Adams,DC
Dr. Cooper Adams’ interest in athletics, living a healthy lifestyle, and helping others led him toward pursuing a career in healthcare. He started out in athletic training and rehabilitation at Hastings College, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology. Dr. Adams was a part of the college baseball team and college golf team while at Hastings College. He then pursued both a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine and Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. After three years of practicing at Accident Care Chiropractic and Massage, Dr. Adams is excited to be joining our team at Hosmer Chiropractic Health!
He brings both his clinical and personal experience in sports medicine and rehabilitation to provide the highest level of care for every patient he sees. He has a passion for keeping people active and making sure that they are on track to reach their personal goals. Whether it’s getting back the sport you love, being able to keep up with your children, or simply getting through the workweek pain-free, Dr. Adams will be by your side along the way. He understands what it’s like to be injured and knows what it takes to help you recover stronger than before. Dr. Adams has extensive training and is certified in Active Release Technique (ART). His training also includes experience with the McKenzie Diagnostic Technique, the Stuart McGill Method, Dynamic Neuromuscular Systems (DNS), and STECCO Fascial Manipulation.
A native of Eagle, Colorado, Dr. Adams now lives in Portland, OR with his wife, Chloe. Outside the office, Dr. Adams enjoys spending his time outdoors playing golf, rock climbing, playing hockey, snowboarding, fishing, camping, hiking, and throwing the ball for his dog, Harper.
Dr. Eric AndersX
Dr. Eric Anders
Dr. Eric Anders has been surrounded by Chiropractic for as long as he can remember. He is a second generation Chiropractor and he feels fortunate to have grown up seeing so many people helped by Chiropractic. Dr. Anders developed an appreciation for this even before deciding to pursue his own career in the profession.
Dr. Anders completed his first triathlon at the age of 7, and since then, he’s never stopped competing. He is proud to have competed collegiately in cross country and track and also to have finished 3 Ironman triathlons. He knows firsthand what it feels like to be injured and unable to enjoy the activities you love and without Chiropractic care, he would not have had the same enduring competitive career.
Before deciding to become a Chiropractor, Dr. Anders worked as a Personal Trainer and it was during this time that he came to appreciate how much people could help themselves to feel better through a proper movement practice. However, there still existed problems for his clients that he could not help them address and this was how he decided to begin his career in Chiropractic. So he could merge his knowledge in functional movement and rehabilitation with the focused care a Chiropractor can provide.
Dr. Anders first joined our team while finishing his Chiropractic education, he was with us for a 9 month internship before officially joining Hosmer Chiropractic Health! Throughout his education, he completed training in Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Active Release Technique (ART), and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
Dr. Anders enjoys being active and competing in triathlons with his wife, Anna, and they can often be found running or hiking with their dog, Henry.
Dr. Anders has a passion for helping people show up in life as the best version of themselves and he knows this is not possible when pain or injury is holding you back.
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