Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, CBIS
Glen Zielinski is a Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Functional Neurologist. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Parker College of Chiropractic in September 2000. He was the Valedictorian of his class, and received numerous awards including the largest student scholarship in the chiropractic profession. He completed his neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, and became board certified as a Chiropractic Neurologist in 2003. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology with the Carrick Institute. He has lectured for thousands of hours on Functional Neurology to chiropractic, medical, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians throughout North America and Europe. He has qualified hundreds of doctors throughout the world to sit for board examination in Functional Neurology. He continues to lecture throughout the country on functional medicine management of neurological, neuropsychiatric, and autoimmune disorders.
He founded Northwest Functional Neurology in 2006. Patients travel from throughout the continent to have Dr. Zielinski attend to their care. His practice focuses on severe traumatic brain injuries, post-concussion syndrome, movement disorders, disorders of gait and balance, and disorders of childhood neurological development.
He spearheaded a project that resulted in Functional Neurology being coded into the chiropractic scope of practice in Oregon. He was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Functional Neurology in 2010. He was honored as Neurologist of the Year for 2014 by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the highest award in the Functional Neurology profession.
He has helped celebrity entertainers and musicians, professional athletes, Olympic Gold Medalists, and World Champions recover from neurological injuries and maximize their performance.
He splits his (alleged) spare time between activities as a musician, martial artist, winemaker, and fending off sneak attacks from his children.
Haakon Andresen, DC
Dr. Haakon graduated Cum Laude from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, with his doctorate of chiropractic degree. He received numerous awards and citations, and was the recipient of the prestigious Integrative Change Award. While pursuing his studies in Functional Neurology with the Carrick Institute, he spent two years as a resident intern at the Carrick Brain Center in Atlanta, assisting in the treatment of extremely complicated neurological cases, professional athletes, and celebrities. He relocated to join Northwest Functional Neurology as a senior clinical associate in 2016. His work in helping a stroke victim regain motor function was published in the November 2015 edition of the prominent journal Frontiers In Neuroscience.
He hails from Tonsberg, a small town in southern Norway. He is a competitive extreme athlete, and as such has fractured virtually every bone in his body skiing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, kiteskiing, and more. He witnessed many talented friends lose themselves and their careers to head trauma. This engendered a keen interest the study of traumatic brain injury, into which he has invested thousands of hours. He spends his free time studying neurology and shredding Mount Hood Meadows, usually at the same time.
Jeffrey McNally, DC
Dr. Jeff graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Contemporary Scientific Paradigms Award. He received his neurology training with the Carrick Institute. After completing his internship at the Carrick Brain Center in Atlanta, he pursued a residency in neurology at Cerebrum Health Centers. He has also received advanced certification in Applied Kinesiology. He moved to Portland in 2016 to work with Dr. Zielinski and join the Northwest Functional Neurology team. His work on treating frozen shoulder an balance disorder with Functional Neurological methodologies was published in the prominent journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
He has a passion for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, dizziness and balance disorders, and post-traumatic headaches. He also focuses on using Functional Neurology for the optimization of athletic performance.
He hails from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and completed his Bachelors of Natural Science degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a former athlete, and competed in baseball, football, and karate. He still enjoys working out, hiking, snowboarding, and yelling at his TV while watching sports.
Neurological Rehabilitation Coordinator
Alaina Randerson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with a Concentration in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. Focusing on Neuromuscular Movements, Successful Aging, and Exercise Physiology; she discovered her passion for aiding individuals in independent living and increasing functional capacity. Alaina spent over two years rehabilitating patients with Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, and developmental disabilities in Fort Collins, Colorado. She later spent a year in Craig Hospital’s physical therapy and occupational therapy departments working with individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Denver, Colorado. In her time off, she trains for triathlons, snowboards, hikes, and loves to travel.