The New NW Clinic Has What???

We are so excited to have settled into our new clinic home right across the hall from our old location!

As many of you know, we are still located within the Lovejoy Medical Building, however, we are now in room #202.

This is such a great change, in that we not only have more room to work with our clients, but we also get to share the space with some amazing practitioners! We have the good fortune of working with 3 chiropractors and 2 massage therapists :)

Learn more about them below: 

Chiropractics

 Dr. Cheryl Gross: Click photo to learn more!

Dr. Cheryl Gross: Click photo to learn more!

Dr. Cheryl Gross graduated from Western States Chiropractic College after attending Portland State University. She has 27+ years of experience and ensures that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care. Dr. Gross focuses on corrective care of the spine using a specific upper cervical technique called NUCCA. She also uses Low Level Laser Therapy for inflammation, pain control and wound healing.

 Dr. Randy Leavitt: Click photo to learn more!

Dr. Randy Leavitt: Click photo to learn more!

Randy Leavitt, a native Oregonian and avid outdoorsman, has been practicing chiropractic medicine in Portland since 2002 after receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic (Sum Cum Laude) from the University of Western States. Dr. Leavitt completed his undergraduate education in pre-med at Oregon State University.

After graduation, Leavitt started his own practice and held a position as the Chiropractic Sciences lead instructor at the University of Western States for 5 years. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Leavitt served as the team chiropractor for ORSU, Portland’s premiere women’s rugby team.

Dr. Leavitt treats the whole body including sports related injuries to the extremities, motor vehicle, and personal injury claims. He has had an extensive postgraduate education which includes Graston Technique, Myovison, which can be used to evaluate patient’s source of pain following at trauma. Finally, he is certified with San Diego’s Spine Research Institute for the treatment and management of motor vehicle Whiplash Injuries.

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Leavitt took the opportunity to travel halfway around the world. Always an athlete, Dr. Leavitt was introduced late to chiropractic care when he was in his early 20’s after “throwing his back out” while playing basketball. He had a 7-day backpacking trip planned and after 2 visits he was able to go on his trip, albeit with modest pain. A few years later Dr. Leavitt needed to seek chiropractic care 2 times a month when he owned and operated a landscape business. His success with chiropractic care to keep him working ultimately led to his decision to pursue a career in helping others through chiropractic medicine.

When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, young son and rescue dog Pepper. He also enjoys practicing yoga, fly fishing, camping and mountain biking.

 Dr. Jeremy Katz: Click photo to learn more!

Dr. Jeremy Katz: Click photo to learn more!

Dr. Jeremy Katz earned his BA degree at Hobart College and BS and Doctorate of Chiropractic from University of Western States. He is highly regarded in the Portland area as a leading chiropractor working with a wide range of conditions and patients. Dr. Katz is certified in multiple myofascial techniques including GRASTON which is regarded as one of the most complete and effective treatment techniques for soft-tissue injuries.  Dr. Katz serves as faculty for the University of Western States teaching Chiropractic Sciences. He has had extensive training in holistic healthcare and will tailor a treatment plan that addresses your unique state to create optimum wellness for you and your loved ones.

Massage Therapy

 Melissa Baldwin, LMT: Click photo to learn more!

Melissa Baldwin, LMT: Click photo to learn more!

Melissa is an intuitive and problem solving practitioner. Though officially licensed as a massage therapist in 2001, she started as a child, drawn to help ease the discomfort she sensed in others.

Specializing in deep-tissue and sports massage, Melissa focuses on finding the optimal balance for your body, for where you are in your life now. Her intention is to work with your current limitations/situation to help you attain your goals. Currently a runner, and a former gymnast and volleyball player, Melissa has a particular appreciation for all kinds of athletes. It is exciting and fulfilling to help them move through their setbacks and injuries, to see their progress and transformations. 

Melissa has great respect for the myriad of therapies available and looks forward to collaborating with your current care provider(s) to create a cohesive and comprehensive plan of action for you.

Finding balance in our lives and bodies . . . it seems that’s not always on the “table” for many of us these days. Melissa's hope is to combine our efforts in supporting you and your well-being.

 Candice Bethel, LMT

Candice Bethel, LMT

Candice has turned her passions into her life's work, and she loves what she does. Candice has been a medical massage therapist for over 11 year's, specializing in accident, injury and sports related issues. She has a bachelor's in nutrition and has been practicing yoga for about 25 year's - it's a vital part of her life along with exercise. Coaching people to meet their life goals and finding their path is the most rewarding part of Candice's job. She loves helping people get healthy and living a fulfilling life. Combining personal training, yoga, massage, nutrition and life coaching, Candice can offer a complete wellness and weight loss package, or just give additional support for those already living a healthy life. She is a big advocate of the outdoors and using everything nature has to offer to stay healthy. Candice looks forward to helping you on your life journey.

*Please note: Each of these practitioners does practice independently within the same location. Should you like to learn more about their care and schedule an appointment, please contact them using the contact information provided when you click on their picture. Thanks!

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