The detailed biographies of ABC Vision Source's opticians, optometrists, and office staff paint a portrait of a diverse group of bilingual ocular experts. Their specialties range from frame selection and contact fitting to laser eye surgery and pediatric eye care—the office even offers free vision screenings for preschool-aged children and their glass-eyed dolls.
ABC Vision Source's showrooms in Aloha and Sherwood stock frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Guess, and bebe, which are also available at the store's online retailer for easy browsing.
Ataraxia Wellness Concern borrowed their name from an ancient Greek term used to describe a state free from worry or preoccupation; a state, which in their belief, can be attained through the power of laughter. With their laughter-yoga curriculum, the Ataraxia crew share a therapeutic art form that was created in 1995 by Madan Kataria, MD. Although Dr. Kataria was living in India at the time, his method for self-induced wellness has spread to 65 countries around the globe.
Instructors use eye contact and their own chortling bellows to induce laughter without cracking jokes or hiring one to three stooges on staff. They blend childlike playfulness with yogic breathing, working in themes such as disco dancing or pirates to stimulate the body’s natural release of endorphins and serotonin. In addition to considering it as a form of emotional and psychological catharsis, they believe laughing may also help improve cardiovascular and pulmonary function since laughter itself can be an aerobic workout. Even if their students aren’t in a laughing mood, they encourage them to come and chuckle anyhow, as just faking a chuckle can be enough to trick the body into feeling better.
Chiropractic doctors Christopher and Huma Pierce, who are also husband and wife, have built two homes: one for their children and one for their patients. The latter, Chiropractic First, LLC, allows the chiropractors to utilize their medical training and passion for wellness on a joint quest to make Portland "the healthiest place on the planet to live." Both Huma and Christopher have extensive experience in treating children, drawing on their expertise as parents and medical professionals to diagnose young patients and move them closer to optimal health and careers as somersaulters. Their youngest patient, at only a few minutes old, was their son Aiden, who required immediate care after birth. Thanks to his father's quick actions, Aiden is now a happy, healthy kid. The Pierces create an environment that's welcoming to all patients, and specialize in helping cyclists suffering from back issues and those struggling to lose weight. This focus allows the pair to use their considerable skills to broaden their healing spectrum beyond the standard sore back or herniated frisbee disc.
The chiropractic team at The Joint...the chiropractic place, operated by Murray Hill Chiropractic, PC, has streamlined the chiropractic process. Virtually every aspect of the visitation is designed around patient convenience. Instead of scheduling appointments, patients simply walk in and fill out paperwork. A doctor is onsite to minimize wait time. During exams, patients stay comfortable in their street clothes or favorite footed pajamas while the doctors examine their spine, searching for subluxations and bulges. They devise a treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments, which typically only take about 10 minutes.
Express Fitness and Training founder Trevor Trebbien and his team, which includes a fitness model, a ex marine, and a mompreneur, pack plenty of power into their 4,000-square-foot space. Kettlebells and strength equipment are incorporated into constantly changing team training classes that bolster muscles and cardiovascular health, and these workouts in turn can be incorporated into weight-loss and sport-specific athlete-performance programs.