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Backpacking Basics: Footwear and Footcare

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Ott Chiropractic NW

2232 Northwest Pettygrove Street

Suite 110

Portland, OR 97210

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Are you wanting to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty that the PNW offers? Did you read WILD by Cheryl Strayed and think "wow! I want to start backpacking but have NO IDEA how to start" This class is for all outdoor enthusiasts, especially beginners, to get information on all things hiking related.

We are kicking (literally!) off the new year with a foot care and foot wear workshop! Because every good adventure requires the proper foot wear. Your feet work hard to help you experience nature's beauty, and proper foot care is vital if you want to keep hiking and backpacking for years and years. Join us for a presentation on all things feet!

We will have snacks, drinks, great information and even some great prizes to give away. RSVP as space is limited.

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Tatiana Pereira, a PNW member, organizer and a Certified Pedorthist for Priority Footwear and Pedorthic Services, has 10 years experience working with therapeutic footwear and orthotics for an aging diabetic population. An avid hiker and backpacker and novice mountaineer, she will discuss backpacking footwear, common foot problems, use of orthotics and ways to prevent or minimize blisters, callouses and other foot issues common on the trail.

Dr. Megan Banker, PNW member, owner/chiroprator at Ott Chiropractic clinic and an avid climber and mountaineer with the Mazamas, will address foot issues and treatment from a Chiropractic perspective. She enjoys working with all populations, but particularly enjoys working with awesome outdoor women. Her mission is to empower and inspire women to explore their world free of chronic conditions.

Dr. Alex de la Paz (PT, DPT, ITPT) is a physical therapist in Portland with a passion in integrative and holistic methods of assessing and treating the human body. When he is not practicing Physical Therapy you can find Alex snowboarding or hiking with friends, or at home watching movies about superheroes with his Girlfriend Kelley and dog Kai.

Crista Wakefield, LMT has been a massage therapist at Ott Chiropractic for 14 years! She specializes in deep tissue and advanced myofascial techniques for manual therapy. Other types of massages performed by Crista include: Swedish, cranio-sacral, and basic Thai. She also has extensive experience with manual lymphatic drainage. In her spare time you will find Crista kayaking and rock climbing.

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