About Dr. Barrett

I'm Kelly.  I am a busy middle-aged mom with two businesses.

Evolve Studio, a private gym in NE Portland where I offer personal training and nutritional counseling, is my newest adventure.  I have wanted to do this for over 30 years.  Nutrition and exercise have always been my passion, probably because I struggled with my weight for most of my life.  You see, I grew up in the Midwest.  And I really love food.  Early attempts to alter my body composition included lifting heavy weights in junior high (also because I hate cardio) and even pursuing a BS in dietetics and masters in nutrition to better understand metabolism.  The frustration continued until my late 20s.  I suspected I was gluten intolerant and eliminated it. That helped with so many different things.  So, I continued to study nutrition and figured out what to eat, what not to eat, and how to exercise to maximize lean body mass.  And I no longer was preoccupied with my weight or food choices.  It was liberating!  I went on to complete the Functional Medicine Program through the Kresser Institute and became certified as a personal trainer through NASM.  I continue to enjoy researching nutrition, corrective exercises and behavior modification to help my clients feel healthy, vital, empowered and confident.

Evolve Wellness is my clinic in the Kerns neighborhood.  As a chiropractor for over 20 years, I strive to identify the pain generator(s) and implement treatment to eliminate/alleviate your symptoms.  I also try to find ways for you to prevent or minimize the problem from reoccurring.  I tailor the treatment to your specific condition and preferences.  I offer gentle adjustments or mobilizations, soft tissue work, and rehabilitative exercises.  In 2001 I became certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Trauma by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, which specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of car accident injuries.  I am also certified in the Graston technique, which detects and breaks up scar tissue in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

I love what I do.  I truly enjoy establishing relationships with my clients and helping them lead healthier lives.  I am very grateful that my work allows me to set my own schedule so I can maximize my time with my husband, three kids, and my dog, Hazel.  I also enjoy reading, eating good food (as you may already know), playing sports and volunteering.