Address

501 NE Hood Ave, Suite 205
Gresham, OR 97030 

Phone

 

503-674-7894

Doctors of Chiropractic

Michelle Chard

Michelle Chard

DC, CACCP

Dr. Chard grew up in Lake Oswego, OR and went to Lakeridge High School.  She then went on to study Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University and was a member of the crew team.  After college, she worked at various jobs in the mental health field including a residential treatment center, a special education classroom, and at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp where she currently serves as a board member.  It was around that time that she was introduced to chiropractic care when she was a standardized patient at the University of Western States.  She learned that chiropractors can do much more than just “crack backs”, and was hooked from the start. 

Dr. Chard graduated from University of Western States in December of 2005.  While in school, she became pregnant with her first child which started her passion for chiropractic during pregnancy.  When her first child was born, she started learning about the benefits of chiropractic care for babies and children.  She began taking classes with Upledger, for craniosacral therapy, and with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, for pediatrics and perinatal needs. In January 2013, after over 250 hours in post-graduate work and a very lengthy test, Dr. Chard became a certified pediatric and family care chiropractor.  She is also certified in the Webster Technique, which helps ensure that the pelvis is in alignment so the baby can be in the proper position for birth.

Dr. Chard is married and has three girls, Keeley, Kiera, and Kora.  She and her husband Kyle are busy taking the girls to their Journey Theater classes and productions, voice lessons, dance lessons, as well as taking Keeley to pole vaulting lessons.

Michelle Waggoner

Michelle Waggoner

DC, CCSP

Dr. Waggoner’s first introduction to chiropractic came at the age of 15, as a young athlete. She found that, together with physical therapy, chiropractic kept her feeling good and kept her competing. When she turned 18 she started working at a chiropractic office where she saw many cases of how chiropractic can help free people from pain and help them recover from injuries without drugs, while preventing unnecessary surgeries. It was these experiences that inspired her to pursue her career in chiropractic.

Dr. Waggoner graduated from University of Western States in June 2006. While in school, she was an active member of the Student American Chiropractic Association which gave her several opportunities to travel to Washington, DC, to lobby for chiropractic friendly legislation. She was also part of the Sports Medicine Club, where she treated athletes at running, cyclocross and boxing events. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Waggoner enrolled in post-graduate education. After 120 hours of courses and an exam, she became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Since leaving school she has taken courses to become certified in Rock Taping for soft tissue release and mobility.

Dr. Waggoner is married and has four children. Her husband, Aaron, is a music teacher in the Reynolds School District. Their children, Chloe, Sadie, Ashton, and Lucy, keep them busy with dance, volleyball, baseball, and soccer, respectively, as well as school and church activities. When she finds some free time, she likes to scrap book, shop, and find good restaurants to eat at.

Massage Therapists

Rebecca

Rebecca

LMT

Rebecca has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012. Her interest in massage started at an early age and she has a natural talent for finding hidden knots and working them out. Rebecca got her start in bodywork after spending a year overseas at Capernwray Bible School, where she became known among the staff and students as “the massage guru”. After a year of giving multiple neck and shoulder massages a day, she decided it was time to get some training so she could be more effective at relieving pain.

Rebecca trained in the medical massage program at University of Western States where she received 750 hours of training in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, ethics and communication as well as in various forms of massage including relaxation, deep tissue, sports and rehabilitation massage, pregnancy massage, and massage for cancer patients.  Since then, she has focused her continuing education on how to treat conditions of the head and neck such as whiplash, headaches and TMJ dysfunction and she has added fire cupping, scraping, and intraoral techniques to her massage skills.

Rebecca is a native of Oregon and, when she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, hanging out with family and friends, exploring the world, baking, and reading.

Lindsay

Lindsay

LMT

Lindsay has been receiving chiropractic treatments since 2000, and started working as a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Waggoner in 2009. She loved that her “seek and destroy” massages combined with the Doctor’s adjustments caused people to walk away feeling like a brand new person. After some encouragement, she attended the massage program at University of Western States and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in May of 2012.

While in school, she gained experience working with the elderly, cancer patients receiving treatments and their families, as well as the general population.  During this period of time, she was in two motor vehicle accidents, which helps her empathize with people who have also been in accidents and know how best to attend to their needs. Lindsay is a great candidate for giving deep tissue and therapeutic massage, with a calm and considerate attitude toward her patients.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys hanging out with her husband, daughter, family, and close friends as well as watching movies, playing games, singing, dancing, and going on adventures all over the world.

Jolene

Jolene

LMT

Jolene has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012. She was introduced to both chiropractic and massage as a teenager, seeking care for injuries sustained in a car accident. She found that she enjoyed the hands on approach to healthcare and was impressed by the relief she got after treatments. After a time, she decided that studying massage would be the best way for her to be able to help others feel well and help them achieve goals and milestones for healthy living.

Jolene chose the University of Western States medical massage program because she wanted to learn focused techniques and to work as a part of a healthcare team, in order to give patients their best results. While in school, she was especially drawn to sports massage and deep tissue techniques and became very good at light pressure deep tissue techniques. She believes working smarter rather than harder is the best approach to getting the desired results and she is the perfect LMT for anyone looking for effective results without (as much) pain and suffering. Since finishing school she has added fire cupping and scraping to her massage skills.

When she isn’t working, Jolene loves spending time with her husband, her cat, and her family, as well as trying new recipes, working on her fitness, drinking tea with a good book in hand, and most of all she has a passion for burritos.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

LMT

Kaitlyn has always loved helping others feel better. She first experienced chiropractic in Jr. High after getting whiplash on a trampoline. She received so much relief, that she continued to receive chiropractic as she got older. She started seeing Dr. Waggoner for treatment while in high school and in 2016 she joined our office as a chiropractic assistant. She quickly showed a natural talent for massage in addition to a desire to learn new skills and in 2017 she started looking into different massage schools so she could follow her passion.

She trained at East West College of the Healing Arts and where she learned a wide variety of massage techniques and gained a deeper understanding of the human body. While in school she found she was most attracted to deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, and Thai inspired massage techniques.  Since leaving school she has learned fire cupping and gua sha and she has continued to develop her Thai massage skills, which she hopes to implement into her practice in 2020.

When Kaitlyn isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her dog and her family and enjoys a variety of activities ranging from relaxing in the great outdoors to crafting and watching sports. She has a special love for animals and loves to take care of other people’s pets.

Office Staff

Allissa

Allissa

Allissa joined our team in July 2018 and is in charge of keeping our schedule full and making sure our patients feel welcome when they walk through our door. She first found out about chiropractic after a shoulder injury years ago and has been receiving both massage and chiropractic ever since. Eventually, she found her way to our office as a patient and when she found out we needed a receptionist she jumped at the chance. She decided that after years of working in law enforcement and owning a cleaning business, she needed to find a new career that caused less wear and tear on her body, but where she was still able to help others.

Alissa is happily married with four daughters, two grandchildren, and three dogs. When she is away from the office she enjoys camping, gardening, reading and helping at a Mini Aussie Rescue.

Mindy

Mindy

Mindy is our billing specialist and she makes it possible for the providers in our office to focus on caring for patients needs, rather than spending all their time contacting insurance companies. She has a lot of experience with billing and insurance and worked for many years in hospitals getting bills paid. She got her first introduction to chiropractic when she was working as a waitress in her twenties and started experiencing back pain. She went to her local chiropractic office and found that it made her feel so much better and eventually found Drs. Waggoner and Chard.

Mindy and her husband used to have hobbies before they were blessed with their beautiful daughter, who has no fear and keeps them on their toes. When she gets the chance, Mindy enjoys crafting; especially knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

Chiropractic Assistants

Breeana

Breeana

Breeana, also known as Bree, has been working for Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Chard off and on as a chiropractic assistant since 2010. She is very outgoing and loves to serve and take care of others, which is why she loves her job. She started seeing Dr. Waggoner as a patient when she was 17 and loved the care she received so much, she decided to work for the doctors.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, painting, playing with her nephews and nieces, card and board games, and all things Disney. She was born and raised in Oregon and loves the USA, but hand her a ticket and she will travel anywhere. So far, she has traveled to nine countries and has even stood in two countries at the same time (Germany and Switzerland).

Abigail

Abigail

Abigail, also known as Abbi, has been a chiropractic assistant with us since September 2016. She started seeing Dr. Chard for chiropractic during her first pregnancy and was hooked by her attention to detail with patient care and decided that Active Family would be the perfect place to work. Abbi loves helping people feel better, teaching them self-care, and she loves to learn new techniques to make her massages more effective.

When she is not at work, she keeps very active chasing around her two little ones and her crazy cat. She and her husband enjoy traveling, kayaking, and helping at their church. She also enjoys anything that allows her to be creative, such as party planning and graphic design. 

Sally

Sally

Sally is a British import who joined the Active Family team as a chiropractic assistant in April 2019. Her first introduction to chiropractic care followed a Go Kart accident that left her in pain and unable to move her neck. Following treatment, she felt so much relief she has been a faithful chiropractic patient ever since. Sally is fluent in Spanish and has a degree in Latin American Studies from University of Portsmouth, UK. Her skills in language have made it possible to ensure our Spanish speaking patients feel more comfortable and have their needs better understood.

When she is not at work Sally enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as all things crafting, upcycling, and sewing. Occasionally, she even enjoys running, though she must be wearing her amazing Union Jack trainers.