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.
Dr. Yurkish is certified in Active Release Technique, and trained in Graston, McKenzie, and K-Tape methods. Much of his expertise involves the treatment of soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. He has also had tremendous success treating headaches, neck/back pain, auto accident and work injuries, chronic pain, biomechanical spinal conditions, running injuries, and athletic injuries of all sorts.
Evidence-based medicine is incorporated into Dr. Yurkish’s daily practice, and he is devoted to treating every patient like an elite athlete. During his time off, he volunteers in the Emergency Department at OHSU. Otherwise, you can find him training for his next running race or working out with The November Project fitness group, you should ask him about it if you’re looking to meet a great crowd of active people within the Portland community.