Dr. Terry Ycasas is a chiropractor with a variety of specialties. She helps a multitude of patients including those with acute and chronic conditions, patients who have suffered trauma from a motor vehicle collision, and patients who have transitioned into regular wellness care (i.e., patients who no longer experience symptoms, but are receiving care to continue to improve their movement and function, and to minimize nerve disturbances for optimal health).
Dr. Terry performs traditional chiropractic adjustments and another chiropractic technique called Torque Release.
Torque Release is a system that reduces tension in the spinal column by releasing the dura, which is tissue that surrounds the spinal column. By unwinding the dura, the body can move into the parasympathetic state (a.k.a. the rest and digest state), which is where healing occurs.
Additionally, Dr. Terry utilizes Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization tools to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. These stainless steel instruments are specially designed to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting the thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury or chronic inflammation.
Electrical stimulation is another therapy Dr. Terry employs. This modality helps increase blood flow and reduce pain by relieving inflamed muscles and nerves to allow strained muscles to relax and heal.
High-volt/Ultrasound therapy is a modality that Dr. Terry also incorporates into her practice. This modality couples a form of electrical stimulation with ultrasound therapy to increase cell metabolism and enzyme activity which in turn enhances soft tissue healing.
Dr. Terry also offers Craniosacral Therapy to ensure movement of the cranial bones and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); it is beneficial for headaches, migraines, and moving of the body into the parasympathetic state.
Last, but not least, Dr. Terry offers physical therapy that incorporates yoga and core strengthening to help patients move through the world with less injuries.
As a patient of Dr. Terry’s, she will use clinic decision analysis to determine the best modality and the best course of care for each individual.
In her free time, Dr. Terry enjoys power yoga flows, hiking, photography, and science fiction. She also enjoys food, and frequents locally-owned restaurants to savor some of the best signature meals that Portland has to offer.
Dr. Ycasas is in-network* with these health insurance plans:
- Pacific Source
- Providence Preferred
- Providence HP
- Regence / Blue Cross
- United HC (Optum Health)
* This may not be a comprehensive list as network involvement may change at any time. Please call our front desk for assistance with specific insurance verification, as this is not a guarantee of coverage for services.