Whether you want to reduce pain or improve function, I am here to help. Do you want to crawl on the floor with your kiddos? Pick your infant up without pain. Keep up with your grandchildren? Swing a golf club. Lift a thing off the floor. Garden. Tie your shoes. Play a musical instrument. Get a full night of sleep.
Your body is meant to do all this and more with minimal or no pain. Let’s keep it that way.
Hello, I’m Dr. Beck.
My story began more than a decade ago in Menominee, Michigan when I decided to teach yoga and mindfulness to help people get stronger, healthier, and overcome physical limitations. Since then, I started and managed a yoga studio, facilitated group yoga classes, yoga retreats, and multiple yoga teacher training sessions. I taught yoga at businesses, schools, jails, and domestic violence shelters. My passion for movement eventually led me to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
I’m committed to service, authenticity, presence. I’m here to turn pain into function. I’m here to turn stiffness into flexibility, to turn knots into strength, to turn anxiety into grace, to remove adhesions, stickiness and regain smooth mobility. I’m here to be useful.
I was in school for more than 8 years in order to compete my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. (And I’m still in school: I’m pursuing my Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.) The majority of my post-graduate medical education has been spent learning about the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems and other systems in the body. I was taught to diagnose and treat patients and, as a primary contact doctor (meaning you do not always need to receive a referral to see a Chiropractic physician), to differentiate emergent conditions that may walk through my doors. We treat with massage therapy, active care, physical therapy modalities, and something unique to our profession: manipulation.
Over the years, the chiropractic profession has shifted from a belief-based system to an evidence-informed, science-driven system. As our profession continues to shift toward employing well-researched and evidence-informed methods within our practice, we will continue to do better work for the good of each patient.
Don’t get me wrong: I am all about mindfulness, affirmations, working through negative beliefs, energy work, visualizing, praying, meditating, devotions, sacred practices and traditions. And if you want all that – and more – as a supplement to your treatment, you’ve come to the right place.
2408 SE 60th Ave
Portland, OR 97206