Dr. Nahinu is a board certified chiropractic physician and a trained Craniosacral therapist through the Upledger Institute. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawai’i, and tends to channel her local upbringing – including energetic vibes and philosophies – into her discussions and treatments with patients. She has spent most of her adult life in the Pacific Northwest – graduating from Pacific University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and then earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Nahinu joined Active Wellness Chiropractic after completing her senior internship and two years of practice at Whole Mama ~ Whole Child, a reputable and beloved member of the prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric chiropractic community in Portland. During her time practicing, Dr. Nahinu quickly realized through multitudes of treatments with expecting mothers, that she wanted to be someone who put mom’s first. She wants to maintain a safe and healing space for you, and be the voice that helps to remind you – “If you do not take care of yourself, how will you continue to care for those who count on you?” As her work continues, Dr. Nahinu has witnessed the growth of families, and has had the extreme pleasure of offering supportive and gentle care to the babes of her prenatal and postpartum patients. Dr. Nahinu is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), and continues to delve into the world of pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care with continuing education courses that place an emphasis on treatments and therapies for both the blossoming mother and infant.
When not at Active Wellness Chiropractic, Dr. Nahinu is out gallivanting with her partner (Tyler) & husky pup (Nalu), reading for pure joy (she has a goal of 30 books in 2018!), or practicing health in mind & body with yoga, circuit training, and running/cycling. She is also bound & determined to learn how to create macramé wall hangings!
What does a treatment with you look like?
My goal is to help empower mamas & mamas-to-be. I am here to offer a listening ear and therapeutic treatments, along with additional references & resources when needed. I firmly believe we are stronger as a supportive unit, and that all warrior mamas (whether this is your first or third newborn) deserve to have an army behind them! I also find no limit to the joy it brings me to assist littles in proper movement patterns and feeling more comfortable in their ever-changing bodies. Know that when you or your child are on my table, all of your concerns & needs come first. Everything else is secondary to providing you with the absolute best care towards a path & life of optimum health. You & your family deserve that. We all deserve such love & compassion. Here’s to bountiful, beautiful, and well-loved lives! I look forward to meeting you along the way & becoming a part of your healthcare tribe. Cheers! – Dr. N