Latitude Northwest
Giving Clinics the Latitude to Grow, Create, and Recover



All of our doctors are licensed chiropractors, trained at an accredited chiropractic college with active malpractice insurance.




Whitney Phillips

Animal Chiropractic
M.S. Exercise & Sport Science

Dr. Whitney Phillips graduated in 2015 from the University of Western States and brings a high level of excellence and enthusiasm to the practice of chiropractic. In addition to receiving her doctorate, she received her Master’s Degree in Sports Exercise and Sports Science, where she gained extensive experience working with athletes.



Jessica Budjac

Craniosacral Therapy
Barral Visceral Manipulation
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200

Before bringing her Midwestern roots to Portland, Dr. Jessica spent a handful of years living abroad teaching scuba diving and working as an underwater videographer. In her free time, you can find Dr. Jessica climbing rocks, practicing yoga or exploring the backwoods. She teaches Hatha/Vinyasa yoga and enjoys travel, reading and records.

Dr. Jessica Budjac is committed to providing effective quality care for the whole body. She utilizes a variety of styles to promote a stable and functional body through all phases of healing. She believes each patient should be evaluated on an individual basis and personalizes treatment to accommodate distinct needs. Dr. Jessica strives to educate and empower each individual to take an active role in their care.

Dr. Jessica has a passion for and is excited to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds – from athletes and pregnant mamas to elders and children.


Seth Means

MSc Sports Medicine
Experienced in Diversified Technique
Flexion Distraction
Kinesio Taping
Soft Tissue Manipulation
Various rehab techniques

Dr. Means hails from Wyoming and played NCAA Div I baseball prior to attending University of Western States. His background in sports led him to receive his MSc of Sports Medicine while also attending various continuing education courses to address extremity injuries and rehabilitation. Though he has devoted a lot of time to working with athletes he thoroughly enjoys working on a variety of populations. Well versed in a variety of chiropractic, manual therapy, and rehab techniques he is excited to give your patients a pleasant experience with high quality care.


Katie Herold

IASTM specialist
Webster certified
Applied Kinesiologist
Level 1 Craniosacral Certified
Level 2 SOT Certified
Nutritional expert with many CE hours

I love nature and the outdoors and try to bring that in to my patient visits. It is important to me to take time to breathe in the beauty of the Pac NW and want to enlighten others to do the same.

I enjoy yoga, mindfulness, reading, trying out new recipes and then eating them! :)

I have made my own herbal remedies and hope to one day incorporate them into my treatment protocols.


Bradley Chmelar

M.Ed. Kinesiology
Diversified technique
Strength training and exercise prescription
McGill method
Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (Certified Exercise Trainer)

Dr. Chmelar is a native Texan and former Division I college athlete. Prior to completing his chiropractic education at University of Western States, he completed a Master’s of Education in Kinesiology while serving as a strength and conditioning intern. Dr. Chmelar utilizes these experiences, along with an abundance of continuing education courses, to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients, combining strong manual therapy skills with exercise prescription and patient education. Each patient is unique, and he keeps this in mind when tailoring treatments. Outside of practice, Dr. Chmelar can be seen at Portland Timbers and Blazers games, in the weight room, or hitting the trails.


Jolett Rod

M.S. Sports Medicine
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (Certified Exercise Trainer)
Diversified technique
Stress reduction and mindfulness

Dr. Rod is a graduate of the University of Western States, where she received both her Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Sports Medicine degrees. Dr. Rod’s holistic approach to treating patients focuses on injury prevention, intentional healing, stress and anxiety reduction techniques, and rehabilitative exercises to promote the body’s resiliency toward future injuries. For Dr. Rod it doesn’t matter whether you sit at a desk all day or are training for a marathon—she treats all patients like athletes, teaching them to move better and get back to their daily activities without pain as soon as possible. Dr. Rod is passionate about education and aims to teach patients something new about their bodies and their health during every appointment.

Dr. Rod grew up raising cattle on a small farm in Illinois. Here in Portland she harbors a great love for cats, good books, and a pot of tea. She enjoys coloring books, traveling the world, yoga, and the aerial arts—especially trapeze.


Kristin Ochs

Diversified Drop Table
Corrective Exercise
Soft Tissue Manipulation

Dr. Ochs is passionate about helping each patient reach their maximum potential without asking them to stop doing what they love – using a variety of techniques and working to modify their activities until they’re able to do them fully again. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and she strives to harness that. In her spare time, she enjoys karaoke, playing pool, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with her husband and young daughter.