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The Fat Chiropractor

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About me

I'm Dr. Jenny Talbert, a fat-positive chiropractor based in Portland, Oregon. My journey into chiropractic care is deeply personal and shaped by my own experiences living in a larger body. I specialize in helping individuals in larger bodies reduce pain, move more comfortably, and embrace a journey that isn't defined by the scale.

My Story

From a young age, I knew I was destined to be a chiropractor. However, growing up, I rarely saw healthcare professionals who looked like me. I believed that to be taken seriously and to make a real difference, I had to fit a certain mold. This misconception led me on a path of dieting and striving for a body that wasn't mine. In 2018, everything changed. I embraced intuitive eating, abandoned the restrictive habits that had governed my life, and, most importantly, I began to love and accept my body in its natural, healthy state. I was tired of not seeing my body type represented in the worlds of chiropractic and physical therapy. So, I decided to be the change I wanted to see.

Embracing Health At Every Size®

My practice is built on the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES). This approach advocates for size acceptance, aims to end weight discrimination and stigma, and challenges the societal obsession with weight loss and thinness. As a fat chiropractor, I've faced and overcome the biases and stigmas attached to weight, both as a patient and a provider. These experiences have not only made me a more empathetic practitioner but have also fueled my commitment to creating a healthcare environment where everyone feels seen, respected, and valued.

What I Offer

I currently work at Portland Chiropractic Group (I go by Dr. Jennifer at the office) and my approach to care is personalized and empathetic, focusing on:

  • Reducing pain and discomfort in larger bodies.
  • Teaching movements and exercises specifically designed for larger bodies, including modifications to ensure effectiveness and comfort.
  • Promoting an intuitive relationship with food and movement, free from the constraints of diet culture.
  • Advocating for body positivity and size acceptance, both within the healthcare industry and beyond.

I bring not only professional expertise but personal understanding to each consultation, creating a safe, supportive environment where you can truly thrive.

If you're looking for a chiropractor who gets it, and who knows the struggles and triumphs of living in a larger body, you've come to the right place.

Dr. Jenny resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, David. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, crocheting, reading, listening to podcasts, and exploring the city on foot or bike. As the organizer of Nerdy 30s Ladies of Portland, a private social group for women in their 30s and 40s, she fosters community connections. Dr. Jenny also excels in public speaking and is interested in personal finance and retirement planning.

Work with me in person

I am currently accepting new patients at Portland Chiropractic Group. I go by Dr. Jennifer at this office!

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