About Us

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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Joshua Paloma

Chiropractic Physician, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Insurance Panels: Most Health Insurances including Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence Health Plan, Pacificsource, Aetna, Healthnet, Cigna, United, and Kaiser.

Accepted Payments: Health Insurances, Automobile Accident Insurance, Worker's Compensation Injury Insurance, and Out of Pocket payments.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursdays: 8 AM to 6 PM.
Fridays: 8 AM to 4 PM.
Saturdays: 8 AM to 3 PM

Everyone, at some point in their life, will suffer from pain. It may be mild but very disruptive, interfering with every aspect of their life. Activities that were once simple and achieved with little effort now seem impossible to perform. Whatever the case, I am confident that I can help. I believe in solving your problem quickly and giving you the tools to prevent the condition from reoccurring in the future. I help my patients, from children to adults, become free from pain and empower them with the tools to help themselves remain pain-free.

Not every patient is the same so not every approach to treatment is the same. I have been trained in various techniques to assist in relieving your pain, helping you recognize the triggers for your pain, and showing you how to avoid similar flare-ups in the future.

My educational background includes a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University, and I received my Doctorate in Chiropractic from West States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. I have worked with the Benson High School Football Team, Grant High School Wrestling Team, and consulted for the Vancouver rodeo. I was the set chiropractor for the TNT television show “Leverage” and NBC’s “Grimm”. I am currently the chiropractor for the Professional Women’s football team, “The Portland Fighting Shockwave”.

I grew up in Tigard, Oregon where I enjoyed participating in football, track, and wrestling. I also enjoy running and have participated in Hood to Coast since 2001. I enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In my free time, you may find me on hikes, camping, or appreciating all the great weather the Oregon beaches offer with my family: my wife who I met in high school, and our three children ranging from ages 8 to 18.

Katherine McFarlane

Licensed Massage Therapist

Accepted Payments: Cash, Check, Credit Cards.

Insurance Panels: Auto Insurance, Regence Blue Cross, Providence, Healthnet, Cigna, Aetna, Pacificsource, and United.

Katie joined our clinic in November 2020 after reconnecting with Dr. Paloma after a decade.
Katie has more than 15 years experience in massage therapy. She specializes in deep tissue, cranial-sacral, and swedish massage techniques.
She has a deep love of learning and strives to intertwine that in caring for her patients no matter what pains they are having.
Katie is known for her cheerful spirit and deep desire to fix people's ailments to the best of her ability.
On her off time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and dogs.
We are so happy we can have her here on our team!

Sergio Arango

Massage Therapist

Accepted Payments: Cash, Check, Credit Cards.

Insurance Panels: Auto, Worker's Compensation

Insurance Panels In Process: Regence Blue Cross, Providence, Healthnet, Cigna, Aetna, and United.

We want to welcome Sergio to our team!

Sergio has been a Massage Therapist for over 10 years. He specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. The first thing you will note about Sergio is his positive attitude. He puts everything he has into your massage, employing a variety of techniques to see what your body responds to best.

Originally from Columbia, Sergio came to the United States and resided in Miami, Florida, where he went to Massage School and started his career in health care.

We hope you like him as much as we do!

Emily Sweedler

Licensed Massage Therapist

Accepted Payments: Cash, Check, Credit Cards.

Insurance Panels: Auto, Worker's Compensation

Insurance Panels In Process: Regence Blue Cross, Providence, Healthnet, Cigna, Aetna, and United.


After graduating in 1997 with a degree in Hair Design and Aesthetics, Emily decided she wanted to do more to help people needing to heal. She graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2001 and became a Massage Therapist.

Emily specializes in techniques such as cupping, myofascial release, and Swedish Tissue.

Her personality is as fun loving as her curly hair! We are so glad to welcome her to the Paloma Chiropractic family and we hope you love her, too!

Avalon Troxel

Office Manager

Accepted Payments: Cookies, Coffee, Disneyland trips.

Avalon has been with our clinic since 2014. Starting out as a receptionist, she now acts as office manager and medical billing specialist. If you have a question, she will have the answer. Her dedication to being personable with all of our patients and her passion for reggae music make her a perfect fit in the Paloma Chiropractic family.

“I’m so thankful to have found a group of people with such a devotion to their patients, making staff and patients really feel like a close-knit family. My goal is to go above and beyond to make sure our patients are taken care of and have all their questions and concerns answered. We are a fun and quirky clinic, and they have given me the opportunity to grow tremendously over the years. Where else can you feel like you're relaxing on a Hawaii beach with all your friends around? I have a blast everyday here. I am so glad to be able to be here to help in any way I can."

Adele Amos

Front Desk Reception

We are excited to welcome Adele to our family!

Adele came to our clinic in 2020 after obtaining years of experience helping manage a home health agency.
After working in a corporate setting, she wanted to come somewhere she felt more useful and close knit and we are happy she did!
Adele is known for her personable and professional personality as well as her never failing cheerful disposition.

On her off time, she enjoys volunteering her time in her ministry work and spending time with her husband and family playing board games and being outdoors.