Dr. Terry Ycasas


Doctor of Chiropractic In Portland, Oregon

Dr. Terry Ycasas

Terry Ycasas, DC


Terry Ycasas is a chiropractor with a variety of specialties. She helps a multitude of patients including those with acute and chronic conditions, patients who have suffered trauma from a motor vehicle collision, and patients who have transitioned into regular wellness care (i.e., patients who no longer experience symptoms, but are receiving care to continue to improve their movement and function, and to minimize nerve disturbances for optimal health).

Dr. Terry performs traditional chiropractic adjustments and another chiropractic technique called Torque Release.

Torque Release is a system that reduces tension in the spinal column by releasing the dura, which is tissue that surrounds the spinal column. By unwinding the dura, the body can move into the parasympathetic state (a.k.a. the rest and digest state), which is where healing occurs.

Additionally, Dr. Terry utilizes Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization tools to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. These stainless steel instruments are specially designed to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting the thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury or chronic inflammation.

Electrical stimulation is another therapy Dr. Terry employs. This modality helps increase blood flow and reduce pain by relieving inflamed muscles and nerves to allow strained muscles to relax and heal.

High-volt/Ultrasound therapy is a modality that Dr. Terry also incorporates into her practice. This modality couples a form of electrical stimulation with ultrasound therapy to increase cell metabolism and enzyme activity which in turn enhances soft tissue healing.

Dr. Terry also offers Craniosacral Therapy to ensure movement of the cranial bones and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); it is beneficial for headaches, migraines, and moving of the body into the parasympathetic state.

Last, but not least, Dr. Terry offers physical therapy that incorporates yoga and core strengthening to help patients move through the world with less injuries.

As a patient of Dr. Terry’s, she will use clinic decision analysis to determine the best modality and the best course of care for each individual.

In her free time, Dr. Terry enjoys power yoga flows, hiking, photography, and science fiction. She also enjoys food, and frequents locally-owned restaurants to savor some of the best signature meals that Portland has to offer.


“Dr. Terry is one of those practitioners who actually addresses the whole patient. She is incredibly present during the appointment. I really feel like she listens and treats me with great care and respect. I never come away feeling like I have been manhandled, and feel uplifted after each session with her.”


“Dr Terry Ycasas has been treating me for about 3 years. I have seen other chiropractic providers over the years, with only mild results. Dr Terry’s treatment has dramatically improved my overall wellbeing and skeletal health. She employs many modalities and methods, customizing treatment to whatever my particular need is at any point in time. She listens to my symptoms, engages me in the treatment plan, and always treats me with respect and professionalism. She has successfully treated my low back pain. and is treating me on a regular basis to keep my neck and back pain free! I have and will continue to recommend Dr Ycasas with confidence and enthusiasm!”


Insurance coverage

Dr. Ycasas is in-network* with these health insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Pacific Source
  • Providence Preferred
  • Providence HP
  • Regence / Blue Cross
  • All Auto Insurances for Motor Vehicle Claims (except USAA)

*This may not be a comprehensive list as network involvement may change at any time. Please call our front desk for assistance with specific insurance verification, as this is not a guarantee of coverage for services.