Meet The Chiropractors

Dr. Katalina Dean D.C.

Dr. Katalina Dean is a Partner at Cottonwood Chiropractic in Midvale, Utah. She is certified by Scolicare in the management and treatment of scoliosis both in children and adults. She is aslo advanced certified by CBP (Chiropractic Biophysics) in the correction of postural deficiencies and chronic pain conditions. She is a gold member for research of the spine by CBP non-profit.

She’s always had a passion for health and fitness.

Starting in her early teens, she became a professional snowboarder for 10 years. During this time, she co-founded and competed on the US Women's Snowboard Team. A healthy body was critical to her ability to function at her best.

Later Dr. Dean became a massage therapist, personal trainer and nutritionist where she helped others improve their health. She wanted to take her passion for health one step further as a licensed chiropractor. To accomplish this goal, she graduated from BYU Hawaii with a Bachelors in Chemistry and then attended Parker Chiropractic University where she graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2010.

After graduating, Dr. Dean continued her studies in the Chiropractic Neurology post graduate program and became a Certified Clinical Chiropractic Neurologist. She worked in several clinics in Texas where she helped children with Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD to have a better life.

In 2013 Dr Dean was introduced to Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) which is the cutting edge of chiropractic and the top of it is field for Spinal Rehabilitation backed by scientific research. She has recieved advanced training in Chiropractic Biophysics and Scoliosis Care (ScoliCare). Dr. Katalina Dean decided to partner with Dr. John Ratliff because he was a pioneer in CBP in Utah and wanted to learn from one of the best in this field. Together they are making a difference and changing lives in our community.

Dr. RatliffDr. John Ratliff, B.S, D.C., C.C.S.T

Dr. Ratliff is a distinguished fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics and Advanced Certified. He focuses on the treatment of chronic pain and postural conditions such as scoliosis and forward head postures. He is a gold member in his support for research of the spine by CBP non-profit.

"People have asked me why I became a chiropractor..."

It's a good question because it goes to the core about what drives me. Many years ago in my senior year of high school baseball I herniated a disc in my low back diving for a ball. For the next six years I was plagued with severe leg pain and low back pain. Pain pills were prescribed and physical therapy. Nothing worked. The pills masked it and probably created a false sense of security such that I would continue to cause more injury through my activities. Eventually I had surgery but continued to struggle.

Finally, after a bad episode my mom said to try her chiropractor who had helped her headaches. I pretty much crawled into his office, but to my amazement I walked out with real improvement and without drugs. Also my allergies abated which is connected to a properly running auto immune system.

I was in my fourth year at BYU looking to be a dentist. I switched to chiropractic and headed off to Palmer College of Chiropractic. I finished with a bachelor of Science degree and a four year doctorate in chiropractic. I am a distinguished fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics.

Research continues to re-enforce what I know to be true:

"Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production (including the immune system which fights off disease) .…Ultimately, it           appears that homeostasis (your body's ability to stay well and healthy) and                      autonomic  regulation are intimately connected with posture."                                              

The Journal of Physical Medicine, 1995.

My motivation is to help improve your alignment and posture so you can live a healthier pain free life.

Post graduate courses help me stay up with the latest evidence based protocols. I'm a diplomat of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and certified in spine trauma. I am a distinguished fellow and advanced certified in chiropractic biophysics. Completing an advanced course of study in the diagnosis and clinical management of whiplash trauma has helped me help thousands of auto injury victims.

During my years at Brigham Young University I met my lovely wife Patti. She is a retired elementary school teacher and mother. We have five great children and 6 grandchildren. We live in Highland, Utah.

Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Cottonwood Chiropractic, please call us at (801) 562-2400 today!

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