Dr. Adam Goulet D.C., C.S.C.S., C.C.S.P.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Perform better in everything you do. Dr. Goulet is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist who focuses on creating individual and specific treatments that focus on restoring motion, control and strength to your body and allow you to get back to what you love doing. The tools Dr. Goulet uses include kinesiology tape, functional and corrective rehabilitation, Graston® (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), class 4 therapeutic laser, trigger point therapy, and functional evaluation (FMS) to address your health and wellness. Dr. Goulet graduated from Eastern Oregon University, and the University of Western States with Bachelors Degrees in Biology, and Human Biology, prior to achieving his Doctor Chiropractic Degree and Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Western States. Along the way he has been a collegiate All-American in Track and Field and is currently competing in Triathlons around the country. He is dedicated to giving you the best and most up to date care possible, to help you live healthier.
Dr. Brad Farra D.C., CCSP, CSCS
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Farra started into practice in 2008 after graduating summa cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College. Dr. Farra grew up in the Portland area and spent 6 years in the US Navy as a helicopter rescue swimmer and EMT. With an evidence based approach and a focus on rehab, Dr. Farra strives to get his patients better as quickly as possible. Dr. Farra is certified as both a chiropractic sports physician and a strength and conditioning specialist. He uses a wide range of treatment tools that include class 4 therapeutic laser, graston technique, soft tissue manipulation, rehab, nutrition, and others. Dr. Farra provides expert guidance in both injury recovery and prevention strategies. He will work with your trainer or coach to make sure that your training program will allow you to recover optimally and prevent future injury. Patient education has always been a focus for Dr. Farra, helping you understand your injury and minimizing chance for re-injury. In his free time, Dr. Farra enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, running, triathlon, mountain biking, and skiing.
Dr. Montserrat Andreys D.C., M.S., C.C.S.P.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Move better, feel better and do more of the things you love. Whether your goals are athletic, artistic or wellness, I will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. I am a body mechanic using evaluation techniques that identify deficits, treatment that addresses the cause of symptoms and a team approach (you and me) that provides a path for improved function, adaptability and endurance. The tools I use include diversified chiropractic techniques, ART (active release technique), Graston (instrument assisted soft tissue), myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cold laser, cupping, taping, functional assessment and rehabilitation exercises. As a former massage therapist and a chiropractor, I have treated in a wide range of settings: clinics, training rooms and sideline at games. However, I have a huge passion for the arts. Few practitioners focus on the functional needs and repetitive stress injuries found in musicians, fine artist, dancers, circus performers, actors etc. I strive to use my knowledge to also serve the arts community. I graduated from The University of Western States (chiropractic physician & sports medicine), The University of New Mexico (preMed & BA in dance) and The Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Visit her website for more information about her techniques.
Dr. Liz Wallace
Dr. Wallace is a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist who uses an integrated approach to helping you achieve optimal wellness. She received her doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Masters in Classical Chinese Medicine (MSOM, LAc) from National University of Natural Medicine in 2003. Together, she helps you create an individualized treatment plan — your own Healing Practice — which can include Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Pilates, Holistic Pelvic Care, Spacial Dynamics and Structural Integration. She works hard so that she can climb rocks and mountains, bike, ski, dance, run, and be an energetic mom. While she loves what she does, her practice is really all about you; her goal is to help you feel your best.
Learn more about Dr. Liz at her website.
Dr. Shena Vander Ploeg
Dr. Vander Ploeg strives for an authentic connection with each patient so that she can create sustainable, effective wellness plans that best accommodate each individual. She is certified in Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapy and Advanced Intramuscular/Intravenous Nutrient Therapy. Dr. Vander Ploeg’s integrative approach incorporates the use of nutrition, botanical medicine, detoxification, neuromuscular re-education, lifestyle counseling, psychology, and conventional care to support each patient. Dr. Vander Ploeg most commonly works with patients on overall wellness optimization/preventative care, chronic fatigue, stress management, hormone imbalances, women’s health, mood instability, inflammatory disease, chronic infections, behavioral medicine, gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune disease, and addiction. Dr. Vander Ploeg is the founder of Merkaba Natural Health and is a certified yoga instructor.
Ariana Herrick-Kunitz, MSN, FNP-C
Ari, a Family Nurse Practitioner, combines evidence-based science with functional medicine to help you reach your personal health goals while looking for the root cause of symptoms. She views healthcare as a team approach and prioritizes explaining to you the why behind her recommendations. Her practice focuses on lifestyle changes including nutrition, exercise, stress management, and medication therapy when appropriate. She works to empower you to take your health to the next level in a way that will be realistic and sustainable. Ari understands that each patient is unique and will tailor a plan specific to you. Ari received her Bachelor’s in “Medicine, Health, and Society” and her Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. As a lifelong athlete, she decided to further pursue education in sports medicine and obtained a Certificate in Orthopedics from Duke University. When she’s not working you can find her climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and biking.
To learn more about Ari visit her website.
Dr. Michelle Gilpin, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Michelle Gilpin received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California in 2011 and went through an orthopedic residency with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy from 2012-2014. Michelle sees all orthopedic impairments, but specializes in lower-body rehabilitation and endurance athletes. She currently provides running analyses to runners of all levels and is a certified running coach with the Road Runners Club of America and BikeFit therapeutic and performance bike fitter.
Michelle believes healing begins with body awareness and alignment, and to achieve that she integrates manual therapy with neuromuscular re-education, functional retraining and therapeutic exercises. Michelle believes that there is an athlete in every person and works hard to help patients heal from injury and find their untapped potential.
Michelle is a former yoga instructor with over ten years’ experience teaching integrative therapeutic yoga to individuals and classes of all levels. She has also been practicing Pilates with Romana-certified teachers since 2016 and plans to pursue further training and certification in the coming years. A rare Oregon native, Michelle enjoys spending her free time swimming, running and cycling and competing in the occasional triathlon, 10k, or century ride. She especially enjoys time with her husband road biking or on a commuter bike with her young son in tow.
Dr. Sanatan Golden, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Sanatan (pronounced sah-NAH-tahn) Golden started his professional life as a mechanical engineer, but soon realized that the ‘machine’ he most loved was the human body. Then after many years as a prolific Strength and Conditioning Specialist and personal trainer his continued growth led him to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He received his degree from The University of Washington Medical School, where he was honored with the McMillan Fellowship for being the top applicant in his class. He is currently pursuing advanced manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Sanatan is recognized as a regional expert in running mechanics and efficiency, and specializes in lower extremity injury prevention and treatment. He instructs physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners with his continuing-education courses and was an Expert Faculty Presenter – 2015 Pacific NW Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Symposium. He was also the first pracitioner in the Pacific Northwest certified to bring the revolutionary healing technology, Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, to the public. Along with partner Dr. Ray McClanahan he founded Natural Running For All and has also held over 100 running clinics in Portland and helping countless runners find a natural stride that is more efficient, injury resistant, and fun.
Spending years as high-flying competitive Ultimate Frisbee player and coach at the collegiate, national, and international levels, Sanatan certainly knows the demands of sport on the body. He served as the head Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the Portland Stags, Portland’s former professional Ultimate team. A bit more grounded now with two young children, he also understands the challenges of trying to stay active and healthy within our busy lives.
Sanatan is psyched to be part of the interdisciplinary team at Evolution, and looks forward to helping you and your body move naturally down the path towards health and wellness.
Dr. Lynne Pedersen, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Lynne received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 1996. She has prior Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering, and worked as an electrical engineer, changing careers in 1992. Lynne is a Level IV Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with an Orthopedic Certification Specialty. Additional fellowship training resulted in becoming a fellow of AAOMPT. She became a NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Instructor in 2009 assisting as a lab instructor. Lynne worked with the Olympic Club Rugby team in San Francisco for several years as a physical therapist, as well as helped several other football teams throughout her career. Her passion is using her skills in manual therapy to work on athletes of all ages. Other passions are mountaineering and climbing as a climb leader and volunteer instructor with the Mazamas, in addition to rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
Alex Borsuk, MS, RD
Alex is a Registered Dietitian who brings her nutrition expertise and passion for healthy food to Evolution Healthcare and Fitness. She began her professional career as a supermarket dietitian, where she created a brand new, comprehensive wellness program centered around wholesome, heathy eating. Alex also worked for a natural probiotic company as their resident dietitian where she focused on growing the brand by providing education on gut health and digestion. She has helped create recipes and nutrition material for national media, such as The Today Show, and has written for numerous national publications.
Alex grew up in Cleveland Ohio and attended Ohio University where she graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition. She then attended The Ohio State University where she graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship. Her goal as a dietitian is to help individuals use proper, wholesome nutrition to take them to the next level in both their daily lives and athletic pursuits. When she’s not working, Alex spends most of her time in the mountains rock climbing, mountaineering and training for ultramarathons.
Brian Barthelemy, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Interested in an active career, and motivated to work in a field he was truly passionate about, Brian enrolled at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. During his time there he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best massage therapists in the area. After graduating, Brian began practicing alongside chiropractic and fitness professionals. His time practicing in Pennsylvania was spent cultivating his deep tissue, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy techniques, as well as taking continuing education seminars that included Thai-yoga massage and Kinesio-taping. In 2013, Brian’s drive to further his education in the health and wellness field brought him to Portland, where he currently is attending the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Brian has treated motor vehicle injuries, chronic pain, pre and post surgical patients, as well as collegiate and professional athletes. The people and experiences that helped Brian to this point in his career have truly molded him into the person that he is today.
DJ DeAustria, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Sports have been a huge part of DJ’s life, he wrestled through college, finishing his career at Pacific University. Now he finds triathlon is a fun mix of a solo challenge, social training, and racing. He has participated in 14 Ironman Triathlons. He describes himself as a blue collar athlete, working hard with limited natural talent. He is constantly re-learning the balance of volume, quality, rest, and recovery.
DJ had a full hip replacement in 2012, since then he’s raced 9 Ironman races, 2 marathons (one to qualify for Boston), and the Boston Marathon. He races long course ( 70.3 and IM) 3-6 times a year and gathers enough points to be in the top 1%, or 5% in the world rankings. Endurance sports are one of his biggest hobbies.
DJ has been practicing Thai Massage since graduating from East West College of Healing Arts in 2008, treating many clients who are active and love playing outside. His Philosophy of Practice is that through the yoga-like movement in Thai Massage, imbalances, inflexibility, and sticking points become clear. With a mix of Thai, trigger point release and deep tissue sports massage, DJ can help you improve flexibility, range of motion, circulation and work out those new or long-standing pain points.
Using the movement of Thai massage DJ can uncover many issues; even if they’ve been problematic for years, even if the exact cause of your pain is unknown. Thai massage is sometimes known as “yoga for lazy people”, but DJ’s clients aren’t lazy; they are elite runners, Boston qualifiers, triathletes of all stripes, Kona qualifiers, Western States finishers, endurance mountain bike racers, and the list goes on. His clients are all trying to do more, coming back from an injury or adopting an active lifestyle. He uses active and passive stretching to achieve results, all based on individual needs. Each athlete has individual needs, and therefore every routine is tailored to fit those needs. We work together to find the right mix of modalities and work that your body responds to. One experience is often different than any other and that is one of the things DJ is great at working with. Read more at www.bodyworkfortheactive.com.
John Knight, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
John graduated from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA in 1999. His massage practice has been focused on injury rehabilitation and balancing the compensation patterns that develop in the body due to postural factors, chronic pain, both current and past injuries and day to day stress. Integrating massage therapy with chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, physical therapy and other medical treatments throughout his practice has given John the experience to successfully treat many common conditions. He specializes in treating injuries from motor vehicle accidents, repetitive stress (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), headaches, sports injuries, acute strains and chronic pain. In his therapeutic massage, John uses techniques from Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Shiatsu and Myofascial Release to relieve pain and balance the myofascial systems of the body. John is an avid cyclist, practices martial arts and yoga and enjoys exploring nature with his family.
Julia Khvasechko, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Julia Khvasechko is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach, and a Bodywork specialist. Julia holds degrees from both Marymount Manhattan College and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Besides being an LMT, Julia is an avid athlete. She is both a marathoner and an ultra marathoner. When she isn’t racing marathons, she is pacing marathons and supporting the community. She has a keen understanding of anatomy, physiology, myology, kinesiology, and expert knowledge of the muscles used while running. Julia is a certified TWO TIME FINISHER of the 50 State Marathoning club. She has completed more than 175 U.S. marathons in all 50 States, plus DC!
Julia knows exactly how to prepare athletes for peak performance. A full massage – maintenance program, as well as a pre- and a post-event massage, with varying techniques, to encourage endurance, reduce chances of injury, and shorten recovery time, tailored for each individual athlete to fit the athlete’s specific training needs. She combines both Western and Eastern modalities including Thai, Shiatsu, Swedish, Sports, Deep tissue, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy and tailors each session to your specific needs. Julia caters to all athletes, from the weekend warrior who is training for a first marathon to the seasoned athlete who is training for an Ironman challenge. Julia became a LMT because she knows firsthand the benefits of regular maintenance massage for athletes and wants to help you stay healthy, injury free, and perform at maximum capacity.
Rebecca Shapiro, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Rebecca Shapiro, Licensed Massage Therapist, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI where she was a Division 1 athlete and obtained her bachelor’s in Movement Science focusing on Biomechanics, Motor Control, and Exercise Physiology. Fascinated by human structure, she worked in a gross anatomy cadaver lab studying and teaching musculoskeletal form. Rebecca then went on to study at East West College of the Healing Arts to gain licensure as a Massage Therapist. Massage sessions are tailored to meet your needs; from recovery, maintenance, or injury specific needs, Rebecca will help you to achieve increased comfort and function. Techniques include a combination of compression, trigger point, Structural, Myofascial and Swedish massage. Rebecca is a Portland native, former EMT, and has an eclectic work background with experience as an adventure guide, and professional ski instructor. In her free time Rebecca enjoys cycling, sewing, and travel.
Danielle Melanson, LAc
My first priority as a health care provider is to take the proper time to listen and establish a caring relationships with every patient. I believe acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have the ability to heal on many different levels, and I know the journey to health is unique for each of my patients. It is my wish that through education, open heartedness and a supportive environment, every patient will find their own level of optimal health.
Treatment includes an initial consultation where I will complete a detailed intake in order to learn more about your symptoms and how they may be interrelated. The smallest detail can provide insight into the root cause of your pain condition and can be diagnostic in TCM. The visit will include acupuncture in conjunction with other traditional modalities including, Chinese herbs, Cupping, Gua-Sha, Nutritional supplements and Diet and lifestyle modifications. Physical health is inseparable from emotional health and spiritual well-being. The holistic aspect of Chinese Medicine is that it can treat the underlying imbalances, which cause disease.
I received my master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I am a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. (NCCAOM).
I look forward to meeting you soon.
For more information about Danielle and her services, visit her website.