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Meet our doctor
Cortney L. Short, DC, BCAO

Your family chiropractor

Dr. Short focuses on your innate ability to heal from the inside out, by locating and correcting the cause of the problem. To her, you are a whole person, not just a set of symptoms. What she loves most is that many patients will bring in their children and grandparents and the whole family once they’ve had an opportunity to experience the chiropractic adjustment. “My proudest moment so far in practice was to care for a family of 4 generations. The room was crowded but it's a privilege to see the whole family getting well, together.”

After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Dr. Short continued on to Life Chiropractic College West. There, she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic with highest honors in 2012. She has furthered her education with additional certifications in prenatal techniques, muscular rehabilitation, and Atlas Orthogonal work. A Portland native, Dr. Short is thrilled to be back in Oregon after practicing in California for several years.  She and her husband, Andrew, love spending time with family and friends, walking their fluffy dog, Kiska, and enjoying all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 

Doctor of Chiropractic - Life Chiropractic College West

Summa Cum Laude

BCAO - Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist

Certified in Webster Technique by the ICPA

Certified in Advanced Muscular Rehabilitation

B.S. Biochemistry - University of Washington

Meet our team

We're here for you, every step of the way

Stephanie Arnold

Chiropractic Assistant

When you call the office, her friendly voice is the first one you hear! Stephanie studied Fine Arts at Northern Michigan University and has an interest in art therapy. She currently creates various forms of art in her spare time. She loves hiking, kayaking, and learning about other cultures. She's an animal enthusiast and she adores her chinchilla, Kirby. Her newest addition, Nova, a husky/aussie rescue dog, keeps her plenty busy outside of work Stephanie enjoys bringing smiles to the office and she truly has a heart for serving others.

Stephanie Pelca

Massage Therapist - OR license #5348

Our skilled massage therapist, Steph, is a genius when it comes to healing through massage. Steph attended massage school here in Portland and has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years! Her focus in Swedish and deep tissue therapeutic massage techniques allow her to customize a massage depending on the needs of the individual. She has continued her education throughout her career, learning new techniques to assist the healing process. She has the perfect combination of soft hands and strong arms to go beyond relaxation and focus on healing the body.

Grace Garcia

Office Manager

Grace, like many other Portlanders these days, is a transplant from the Bay Area, CA. She comes to PHC with 11 years of experience in a variety of chiropractic clinics. She has a had a love for alternative health ever since a freak snowboarding accident back in 2003 and has relied on the health benefits of alternative healthcare through chiropractic, massage and acupuncture for many years. In her free time, she enjoys visiting different wineries with her co-pilot, Diamond, her little chihuahua, or staying in with a movie and cuddles with her kitty Rocky. If you have any questions related to your billing or fees, Grace is your girl.