About Dr Kalen

Dr Russ Kalen

Dr. Kalen has been practicing holistic chiropractic and craniosacral therapy since 1985 and visceral manipulation since 1994.  He realizes that everyone has a different body texture and so requires a different therapeutic approach.  He is adept at reading the body to see what is needed to restore function.  

"I try to fit the therapy to the patient," he says.

Dr. Kalen is skilled in the following techniques: diversified chiropractic, pelvic drop-table, extremity adjusting, motion palpation, activator, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, neuro-meningeal manipulation, lymphatic draniage, trigger point therapy, origin-insertion muscle relaxation, and reiki.

In a typical session Dr. Kalen will assess the patient with motion palpation and craniosacral techniques to determine the locations of the greatest mechanical or neurological restrictions. Then his treatments are a gentle, creative blend of the above techniques as appropriate to the patient.

My Ciriculum Vitae

Russ W, Kalen, DC, CST

1826 Salem Street, Chico, CA  95928
Tel : 530-343-0239 (home)
E-mail: drkalen@sunset.net


I have endeavored to provide excellent service that is customized to the patient's needs and body type. I believe that I, as a practitioner, must continually work on my own issues in order to be a clear enough person to assist others in their healing journey.

Chiropractic Experience 

2000 - 2015

CranioSacral Specialists                                           Chico, CA
Chiropractic practice. Utilizing advanced techniques and therapeutics including craniosacal therapy, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, extremity adjusting and somato-emotional release to treat unusual, difficult, or chronic conditions. 

Solo Chiropractic practice

 1990 - 2000

Russ W Kalen, DC - Joint Practice                            Chico, CA
Interdisciplinary clinic combining chiropractic with Chinese Medicine.  
Senior doctor.

  • Associate: Reine Wonite, L. Ac.             1993 - 2000
  • Preceptor: Lesa Lane, D.C.                   1997 - 1998


1986 - 1990

Skyway Chiropractic                                            Paradise, CA
Private practice.  Chiropractic, Craniosacral therapy, nutritional counseling. 
Senior  Doctor

  • Associate: Scott Rogers, D.C                1990 - 1993
  • Preceptor: Annette Wiseman, D.C.       1989 - 1990


Dec. 1985

Western States Chiropractic College                            Portland, OR
Doctor of Chiropractic

 June 1978

University of Oregon                                                       Eugene, OR
B. A. - General Humanities

 Oct. 2000

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy
Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 May, 2005

CranioSacral Techniques Certification
Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 


Teaching Experience


Intro to CranioSacral Therapy                                  Sept 2008
     Upledger Institute, Class in Chico, CA
Share Care CST                                                        July 2001
     Upledger Institute, Class in Chico, CA

Visceral Massage                                                    April 2005
     Chico Therapy and Wellness Center, Chico, CA



Lesa Lane, DC                                                       1997 - 1998
Annette Wiseman, DC                                            1988 - 1990



Advanced CranioSacral Therapy                               Nov 2001
Upledger Institute - Instructor: Susan Pinto


Assistant Teacher

CranioSacral Therapy II                                             Jan 2007
Upledger Institute - Instructor: Judy Blix
CranioSacral Therapy I                                              Aug 1998
Upledger Institute - Instructor: Judith Bradley



Sacrum, Coccyx, and Pelvic Misalignments, A New Approach
West Coast Symposium for CranioSacral Therapy, 
        Point Richmond, CA
CranioSacral Therapy in the Chiropractic Setting
California Chiropractic Association, Chico, CA
Shoulder Anatomy and Massage
Sierra School of Health Sciences, Chico, CA                 

References Furnished Upon Request 

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