501 NE Hood Ave, Suite 205
Gresham, OR 97030
The Best in Gresham
Chiropractic Is Good For
Newborns and Infants
Hard Working Adults
Stay at Home Moms
Located in the heart of dowtown Gresham
Active Family is a Gresham Chiropractor that is here to help you!
Dr. Chard is our resident expert in pregnancy care and pediatrics.
Dr. Waggoner has specialized training to help you stay in the game.
We treat patients beyond neck and back pain!
In addition to their specialties…
…Dr. Chard & Dr. Waggoner are trained in treating dysfunctions in bones, muscles, nerves or joints.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I'm Pregnant. Can I still Get Chiropractic?
Your body has lots of changes in hormones and structure (you knew that already) and the added baby weight combined with shifting hip structure can lead to misalignment in the spine.
We won’t mention the additional stress you may be carrying in your shoulders, or the headaches, or the myriads of other aches and pains that you can experience during your pregnancy.
Chiropractic can help remind your body that pregnancy is a wonderful experience.
Dr. Chard specializes in pregnancy care including the Webster’s technique.
Some targeted adjustments to the sacrum and tendons in the hips can even help foster proper birthing position for your baby.
Consultations are always free and Dr. Chard would be happy to answer any questions you have about the benefits of care during your pregnancy.
Do infants and children need chiropractic?
Yes! Yes they do.
Ever wonder what the fancy letters were for at the end of Michelle Chard, DC, CACCP? DC means Doctor of Chiropractic and CACCP means Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Infants and children can benefit greatly from chiropractic adjustments. From bumps and bruises to more serious injuries, behavior problems, bed wetting, or asthma chiropractic can help correct underlying dysfunction and help alleviate problems associated with childhood.
If nothing else correcting alignment issues while they are young may prevent small issues from becoming serious problems when they are older.
Dr. Chard is the right choice to treat your children as they grow. Her gentle approach to treatment is a great way to introduce children to chiropractic.
Can Chiropractors help with Sports Related Injuries?
Do you have wear and tear from a grueling season?
Michelle Waggoner, DC, CCSP has her own special certifications; she is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
In fact, Dr. Waggoner is the official team doctor for the Gresham Greywolves baseball team.
While training for the season it’s helpful to get periodic chiropractic work to prevent the little twinges from becoming game enders.
If you do suffer an injury Dr. Waggoner can be an integral part of getting you back in the game.
Remember that chiropractors treat more than just the back and neck; arms and legs are within their expertise.
How Do I choose the Best Chiropractor?
Choosing a good chiropractor is the same as choosing a good medical doctor, physical therapist or even hair stylist.
You want someone who can relate, is honest, a good listener and has the right treatment options for you. There are many different treatment options and philosophies of chiropractic. Additionally, there are different sub-specialties.
While both of our doctors treat all ages and injuries, Dr. Chard further specializes in pediatrics and pregnancy and Dr. Waggoner further specializes in sports medicine and Active Release Technique (ART).
What is emergency chiropractic?
A chiropractic emergency is when you can’t move and you’re not going to make it to Monday. Or when you have a big sporting event but you can’t move your arm or walk without limping. That’s when you know it’s time to give us a call.