Kendra Bratherton, OTA, PBP, Reiki Master

Owner of Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC


Occupational Therapy Assistant License: OR 1008792 

Kendra has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, certified Bowenwork® Practitioner and Reiki Master. She has also completed the extensive mentorship training program for Tensegrity Medicine™ and is a Certified Level II Practitioner.  Kendra continues ongoing training in Bowenwork® , Tensegrity Medicine™ and Energy Medicine.  Her Tensegrity Medicine ™ training is with Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP Founder of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy and Developer of the Tensegrity Medicine™ Methodology.

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Kendra's specialties have been physical rehabilitation, neurological disorders and hand therapy. She has worked for Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, greater Detroit hospitals, Astoria Physical Therapy and the former Pacific NW Occupational Therapy Clinic.

 She serves as a Part-Time Faculty member for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Linn-Benton Community College where she is a lab instructor for long-distant OTA students.  

Kendra is the Leader of the Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group (Astoria, OR) which meets for monthly meetings (check website below for details), she serves on the Board of Directors, as Secretary, for the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR), is a presenter at the PNW Head Injury Conference and enjoys delivering inspirational talks for events held by the BIAOR.

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From a very young age Kendra was taught the meaning of  SISU.

 " SISU begins where perseverance ends " 

 Her passion for the therapy world began at a young age through intrigue about the mind/body connection. Kendra's life has been about learning just that, how far the mind and body can take itself. She pushed through cognitive and visual  challenges from an early age and experienced multiple injuries over the course of her life that forced her to have extensive Physical, Occupational, Speech therapies and cognitive retraining. She has personal understanding of acute and chronic pain and the devastation of trauma to one's emotional health and well being.  Through her journey and experiences she dedicates her life to helping others through their healing journey and continues to seek out new methods of therapeutic interventions. In regards to taking control of one's health, she encourages 'THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX'.  The MIND/BODY/SPIRIT approach to health and wellness has been the key to her own success and she is excited to bring her personal and professional knowledge to those ready to heal themselves.