The Doctor

Jan Bender, D.C.

In 1999, having recently graduated with her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Jan Bender formed Avista Chiropractic in downtown Portland, Oregon. Dr Bender utilizes diverse treatment techniques from traditional adjustments to cranial therapy which can be helpful for people who experience headaches or have TMJ issues. Instead of masking symptoms, Dr. Bender firmly believes in addressing the root of the issue. Dr. Jan's treatment philosphy is to offer short term visits with long term relief!


1999 – Received Doctorate of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon
1975 – Received Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon

Licensures and Certifications

2004- Present – Brimhall Wellness Provider
2003- Present – Active Release Techniques®, level 1 1999 – Certified Cranial Therapy/SOT Techniques

National Board Certified; Chiropractic
Licensed with the State of Oregon; Chiropractic
Licensed: CPR Professional Rescuer