Sports Chiropractors


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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.

Brad Farra, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

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.

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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.


Naturopathic Physicians


KaiHermanDr. Kai Herman

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Kai Herman strives to help patients achieve health goals from the inside out. With naturopathic care, she has seen many of her patients transform, especially when treatment is integrated with other therapies, such as chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy. Dr. Herman’s areas of focus include: sports medicine, hormones & anti-aging techniques, and natural foot care. Her preferred treatment modalities include: injection and IV therapy, therapeutic exercise, diet & nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, and bio-identical hormone replacement. She works with a variety of people, including athletes, busy professionals, and over-stressed parents, to overcome obstacles to well-being and excel in life.

Originally from the Bay Area in California, Dr. Herman received a BA in Psychology and graduated with honors & research credentials from UCSB. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she worked in the wellness industry for six years as a certified Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist.  She received her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and completed a post-graduate residency program with an emphasis in sports medicine, pain management & regenerative injection techniques (i.e., Prolotherapy & PRP). She is truly honored and excited to be a part of the evolution at Evolution Healthcare and Fitness.

Dr. Herman understands that individuals have differing goals and life circumstances and therefore believes in tailoring treatment plans to best meet the unique needs of each patient. Dr. Herman would love to meet with you and offers complimentary, 15-minute visits for prospective patients.

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Naturopathic Physician

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.


Physical Therapists


sanatan finalDr. 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 currently serves as the head Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the Portland Stags, our city’s 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, Physical Therapist
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.


Registered Dietitian


alex borsukAlex Borsuk, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian

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.


Massage Therapists


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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.

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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, LMTJulia 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.

Massage Therapist Marcella TancretiMarcella Tancreti, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist (photo coming soon)

Marcella brings over 16 years of massage therapy skills and passion for holistic healing to what she considers a perpetual crafting of art and science. After finishing a bachelors of education in Therapeutic Recreation a three month internship turned into a position at Oregon’s top Brain and Spinal Chord Rehabilitation, the ORC in Eugene. Rock climbing and cycling pushed her into the world of training and self-care that led to enrolling in the local private massage school and stepping into her path that she once considered before college.

“I always grew up drawing, and playing outdoors using my body with enjoyment and curiosity. Giving a Massage gives me the experience of figuring out a puzzle with grace and efficiency like a good climb…sculpting a person’s form with the intent to facilitate freedom and gain improved body awareness.” Marcella uses techniques specializing but not limited to Myofascial Release, PNF, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, and Visceral Manipulation. Most recently she has completed her second yoga teacher training, completing a 200hr course with Julie Gudmestad in Iyengar Alignment Yoga.

Rebecca Shapiro, LMTRebecca 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.

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Sandy Homer, L.Ac, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

I have been practicing healthcare in the form of bodywork since 2008 when I became a massage therapist after graduating from the East West College of Healing Arts. Modalities I commonly use are a combination of muscle stripping, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and other deep tissue techniques. My existing Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health has taught me that healthcare is a service that goes beyond prescriptions and surgeries; that as providers in a community we should be a part of that system and offer services that get to the root of a problem. I learned there is strength in numbers when we can come together to use our best skills to serve that community, which is why I am honored to be a part of an integrative team of practitioners.

After graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in September 2016 and receiving my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I volunteered in Nepal for 9 weeks with the Acupuncture Relief Project. I received the opportunity of a lifetime to practice medicine in a third world setting in a small village in the foothills of the Himal. This is where, after providing almost 600 treatments, I learned the real meaning of providing a health service, and where I gained a great deal of confidence in managing serious cases. My ultimate goal as a healthcare provider is to progress my patients to the place they are trying to reach, and to use my knowledge and skills to make that path as quick and painless as possible.

I am board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine through the NCCAOM, and am dual-licensed in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the state of Oregon. I use a combination of needling, bodywork, electro-stim, Moxa, Chinese herbs, cupping and Gua Sha to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal and internal medicine complaints.

For more information about Sandy and the treatment methods she uses, visit her website.


Licensed Acupuncturists


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Cameron Li, LAc

Acupuncturist

Growing up as a Chinese-American, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine were a large part of my daily life. During my undergraduate studies I majored in both Chinese Studies and Exercise Science. I thought the best way to connect my two majors was to write a thesis on acupuncture; a medicine that is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and largely supported by scientific research, with significant implications for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. I went on to complete a degree in acupuncture and have been amazed at how it’s changed my life as well as the lives of the patients I serve. In addition to acupuncture, I practice cupping, moxibustion and various forms of bodywork such as shiatsu, thai massage, and Bowen therapy. These practices can treat a wide range of conditions including pain and movement difficulties, digestive issues, sleep problems, psychological issues, and so much more. I am always excited to share these treatments with my clients and to watch them heal. Whether your goal is to gain some measure of relief from a severe disability or to enhance performance, I would love to support your journey.

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Danielle Melanson, LAc

Acupuncturist

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.

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Sandy Homer, L.Ac, LMT

Acupuncturist

I have been practicing healthcare in the form of bodywork since 2008 when I became a massage therapist after graduating from the East West College of Healing Arts. Modalities I commonly use are a combination of muscle stripping, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and other deep tissue techniques. My existing Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health has taught me that healthcare is a service that goes beyond prescriptions and surgeries; that as providers in a community we should be a part of that system and offer services that get to the root of a problem. I learned there is strength in numbers when we can come together to use our best skills to serve that community, which is why I am honored to be a part of an integrative team of practitioners.

After graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in September 2016 and receiving my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I volunteered in Nepal for 9 weeks with the Acupuncture Relief Project. I received the opportunity of a lifetime to practice medicine in a third world setting in a small village in the foothills of the Himal. This is where, after providing almost 600 treatments, I learned the real meaning of providing a health service, and where I gained a great deal of confidence in managing serious cases. My ultimate goal as a healthcare provider is to progress my patients to the place they are trying to reach, and to use my knowledge and skills to make that path as quick and painless as possible.

I am board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine through the NCCAOM, and am dual-licensed in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the state of Oregon. I use a combination of needling, bodywork, electro-stim, Moxa, Chinese herbs, cupping and Gua Sha to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal and internal medicine complaints.

For more information about Sandy and the treatment methods she uses, visit her website.