The Ridge Chiropractic Wellness Clinic

 1046 North East Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro Oregon 97124

frontdesk@theridgechiropractic.com | (503)747-7473 | Fax: (503)430-8522

Serving Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Portland OR

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Meet Our Team:

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, 2007, Western States Chiropractic College

  • Bachelor of Science, 2001, Valley City State University

  • AVCA certified Animal Chiropractor, 2017, Parker University

 

Method of Practice:

Dr. Knutson's past history as a licensed massage therapist integrates with his style of practice to improve the function of the joints as well as the surrounding soft tissues. He utilizes many gentle and effective methods of adjusting including diversified, drop table, and a light force technique using the arthrostim tool.

Work experience:

Prior to opening The Ridge Chiropractic Wellness Clinic, Dr. Knutson had been in private practice for several years in Portland and Tigard since January of 2008. In addition, his work in massage therapy goes back to 2003.

Special Interests:

When not at the clinic, Dr. Knutson prefers to be found searching for fresh powder to ski or on the local trails, mountain biking.

 

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, 2016, University of Western States

  • Bachelor of Science, 2013, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • IVCA certified Animal Chiropractor, 2018, Options For Animals: College for Animal Chiropractic

 

Bio:

After graduating from University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Dr. DeChant decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic and obtained a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon.

 

Growing up, Dr. DeChant was always involved in competitive sports. A softball injury first led her to a chiropractor and it changed the way she thought about the body, movement and the importance of overall health. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (the study of movement) she decided to further her education and pursue a career in chiropractic, where she could help people achieve their optimal health and overall wellness. She believes in a whole body approach to wellness and is committed to helping people reach their unique wellness goals. 

 

Method of practice:

Dr. DeChant uses a variety of adjustments techniques including diversified, drop table, and low force adjustments using the activator tool.  She believes in using a combined approach of chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy techniques to target the joints and their surrounds soft tissues to better help her patients.

 

Special Interests:

When not in the office, you can find Dr. DeChant enjoying the outdoors, whether it is back packing, camping or just enjoying a day at the beach. She loves to explore and enjoy the beauty the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer. 

Christa Robb
Chiropractic Assistant

Degrees:

  • Chiropractic Assistant 2018

 

 

Bio:

Christa has had a passion for massage since childhood. She believes in using more holistic/natural approaches for improving overall wellness with herself and patients. Although Christa is new to this field of work, she shows passion and dedication while working with patients. She is also currently enrolled in Oregon School of Massage to further her education.

Method of Practice:

Christa's goal is to use a more natural approach to help heal patients. She loves to utilize Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy combined with traditional Swedish massage to improve overall function in the body.

Special Interests

Christa enjoys crafting and painting in her free time. She has a passion for Performing Arts. She has been working backstage creating special effects makeup and hair for a variety of performances.

Cristina Scrivner
Front Desk/Clinic Operations 

Degrees:

  • Massage Therapy Certification 2016 Tigard, OR

Bio:

Cristina has always been very active most of her life, even as a kid from pretending to be a ninja to climbing trees and that eventually lead to cross country, track, swim, and lacrosse. Her first chiropractic experience was right after massage school and started working under a chiropractor and she’s continued to see one ever since. Outside of the Ridge, you can see Cristina taking all kinds of fitness classes since she previously taught spin for a year. Right now she’s looking to expand her knowledge in the fitness field by continuing her education in Health Sciences and Personal Training.  Her goal is to educate people that movement is important to the body.

 

Special interests:

When Cristina isn’t working, she enjoys being with her family and friends. On top of that, she likes to host dance competitions with her co-worker Jamie. 

 

 

Cuautli "Q" Verastegui 
Chiropractic Assistant

 

Degrees:

  • Chiropractic Assistant A 2019

  • Yin Yoga 2018 (200 hrs)

 

Bio:

Cuautli "Q" was introduced to massage early on. His Mom is a LMT and Q would receive massages after his sporting events, showing him the power massage can have to heal and relieve aches and pains. While obtaining a certificate to teach Yin Yoga, Q was inspired to continue in his Mom’s footsteps and become a LMT. He is currently finishing up his LMT license at Oregon School of Massage.

 

Method of Practice:

Q follows the philosophical thought that healing’s credit is that of the patient. Combining breath work with compression, acupressure, and Swedish strokes, Q works to relax patients’ mind, body tissues, and improve overall well being.

Special Interests

Q loves running, doing Yoga, and playing basketball. He’s been a ball boy for the Trailblazers for 4 years! You can also find him hiking in the amazing NW outdoors, looking to find cool places to explore and practice mediation.

Jamie de la Mora
Chiropractic Assistant/ Therapeutic Exercise Coach

Degrees:

  • Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education, 2016 Southern Oregon University

  • Chiropractic Assistant, 2019

 

Bio:

With background knowledge in kinesiology, therapeutic exercise and physical therapy, Jamie is eager to equip others to take their health into their own hands. Jamie’s main goal is to provide education on how to rehabilitate the body, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. Having struggled with chronic pain in the past, Jamie knows how debilitating pain after trauma can be. But she also knows, majority of the time there is a way to break through the pain and come out stronger than ever!

 

Method of Practice:

Jamie’s main passion in life is health and fitness. She knows the importance of physical body movement in overall wellness, healing from trauma and pain resolution/management. Her approach to physical rehabilitation includes a combination of exercise, stretching, mobilization, muscle energy/active release and other therapeutic techniques. Her training and skills add greatly to our clinic’s holistic approach for health and wellness.

 

Special interests:

In her free time, Jamie enjoys playing sports,  eating delicious food, exploring the great northwest trails, and being outside in the sun. She also loves spending time with her soulmate dancing, cooking, and traveling to new places.