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.

Chiropractic Assistants

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.

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.