Your back is a crucial component of your personhood and of your ability to carry a Gatorade jug filled with quinoa over your head. Rather than immersing your back in a tub of seedless strawberry jams, take it to professionals who have wisely moved past antiquated jelly methods with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a chiropractic exam, treatment, X-rays, and massage at Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts (up to a $308 value), located on Northwest Flanders Street.
For more than 20 years, Shephard Clinic's trio of doctors—Shephard, Tomaino, and Gerhart—has dedicated their skillful hands to restoring functionality and happiness to weary spines. During your first day’s visit, these back whisperers will evaluate internal tangles during a consultation and exam and, if necessary, x-ray your anterior to check for pinched nerves, slipped disk, and spinal traffic jams of perpetually honking cars. Once they've managed to map out your body's tense borders and pain rivers, Shephard Clinic will use this knowledge to treat them during your second visit. A 30-minute therapeutic massage relaxes any potentially damaged tissues and ligaments before the chiropractic treatment realigns the spine with strategically applied force. This adjustment is not painful, nor does it sound like snapped celery stalks. Along with possessing a better understanding of what makes their back tick and occasionally detonate, patients will depart Shephard Clinic walking taller, feeling more energetic, and standing a much better chance of winning the office limbo competition.
Citysearchers give Shephard Clinic a 4.5-star average:
- Talk about a first rate office. This place is by far one of the best run clinics in all of Portland and beyond. From the minute I walked in the door I knew I was in great hands. I was greeted warmly and felt completely relaxed and welcome. Every step of my care was orchestrated beyond belief. – ChiroFan
- Upon arrival I was struck by three things: the thoroughness of his treatment (he immediately alleviated my pain), his willingness to explain my situation in great detail, and the surety of his recommended course of treatment. – Zwheeler
Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts
Though multiple physical heads would perhaps cause concern in most chiropractors, the pair behind Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts work to prove that two individual heads are better than one. The two Doctors of Chiropractic here each have a separate focus, leading to a broader and more in-depth base of knowledge and skills. Dr. Tomaino works extensively with the nervous system, using controlled-force adjustment methods to maximize its function, and Dr. Gerhart’s understanding of soft-tissue injuries and exercise mechanics make him particularly well-suited to assisting cyclists and pedestrians injured by out-of-control cars or rogue Segways.