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Chris Goodwill, MSPT and Clinic Co-Founder

Chris was introduced to the field of Physical Therapy at an early age, after undergoing ligamentous reconstructive surgery on both knees due to gymnastic injuries. Fascinated by the human body’s capability for healing, she decided to pursue Physical Therapy as a career. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1993, she completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree at Regis University in 1996.

Chris worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon before co-founding Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation with Dr. Noah Goodwill in 2005. Chris utilizes a wide variety of techniques and treatments to treat all layers and structures of the human body that, if restricted, can lead to pain, tightness and reduced quality of life. Once the nervous system is calmed and realigned, the body can maintain proper alignment during activities of daily living.

Chris is well versed in Pilates and Yoga based rehabilitation, as well as strength and plyometric training. She treats a variety of recreational to high level competitive athletes, triathletes to golfers, for injury rehabilitation through performance enhancement training. Some of the techniques she uses include Butler’s Neural Mobilization, Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, osteopathic muscle energy application, Maitland joint mobilization, Barnes Myofascial Release, and Barral’s Visceral Manipulation.

Like her business partner and husband, Chris also maintains a healthy lifestyle. She practices Pilates, Yoga, and enjoys hiking and biking with her two amazing kids.

As of January 1, 2019, Chris will no longer be an in-network provider for any insurance companies. Payment in full is expected at the time of each session and Element will provide an itemized bill to assist patients in seeking insurance reimbursement for out of network treatment. Please use this form for calling your insurance company to check your out-of-network benefits and to see if you have the option for reimbursement.

 
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dr. Noah I. Goodwill, DC, CCSP and Clinic Co-Founder

Dr. Noah Goodwill co-founded Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation in 2005 with his wife, Chris, who is a Physical Therapist.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington State University in 1996, and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) in 2002 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Goodwill is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (C.C.S.P.), credentialed by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®.  He holds certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART®), Graston Technique®, and Complete Concussion Management (CCMI), and has advanced training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS).  Dr. Goodwill is an Adjunct faculty member at both the University of Western States and Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Goodwill has been a team physician with the 2-time 6A State Champion Central Catholic High School football team for over 11 years and the Official Team Chiropractor for both the MLS Champion Portland Timbers FC and 2-time NWSL National Champion Portland Thorns FC since 2013.  He also enjoys treating athletes who participate in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), WHL, NFL, NBA, NWSL, and MLS.  Dr. Goodwill enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities that sustain injuries from general lifestyle and overuse. 

Dr. Goodwill has always lived an active lifestyle and continues to stay fit with CrossFit, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and downhill skiing.  He has also played competitive soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball throughout his life, so he understands the demands sports have on the body and how to effectively return you to your active lifestyle, as well as empowering you to take an integrated role in the rehabilitation process and injury prevention. When not enjoying his time at work (at Element or on the sidelines), Dr. Goodwill loves spending time with Chris and their two children, Sam and Amelia.

 
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Dr. Adam Dew, DC, MS

A lifelong athlete and sports fan, Dr. Adam Dew’s formal education in wellness and healing began at Willamette University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. After gaining hands-on experience in the field as a physical therapist aide, he went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Dr. Dew is also one of the Team Chiropractors for The MLS Portland Timbers FC and The Portland Thorns FC. 

Dr. Dew holds professional certifications in Active Release Technique® (ART) (upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine), Graston Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, Complete Concussion Management (CCMI), and has training in STOTT PILATES® (Mat). In caring for his patients, he believes in identifying the root causes of pain or restriction in the body and building a holistic treatment plan based on functional movement rehabilitation and efficient motor control. As a patient of Dr. Dew, you will receive kind and considerate attention and you’ll be empowered with the tools, knowledge, and support to take an active role in your care.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Dew also enjoys rooting for his beloved Liverpool F.C., attending local arts performances, exploring Portland’s culinary offerings, traveling, and running full and half-marathons alongside his high-school sweetheart and wife, Emily. Ask him about Terry Pratchett novels, soccer gossip, or James Bond and you’ll get along famously.

 
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Dr. becca Bell, DC, Ms, CCSP

Dr. Becca Bell grew up in the small town of Hockinson, Washington. After graduating high school, she spent time at Lane Community College on a soccer scholarship before attending Washington State University to study biology. In the fall of 2015, she began her training to be a chiropractic physician at University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Becca has a deep-rooted love for sports that drove her to enroll in a Master’s in Sports Medicine program, which she completed simultaneously with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree through UWS. 

Dr. Becca is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (C.C.S.P.) as well as a certified provider of Active Release Technique, Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) full body diagnostic technique and Complete Concussion Management (CCMI). She has training in IASTM and functional rehabilitation, and a strong focus on sports medicine. She is the Team Chiropractor for The NWSL Portland Thorns FC and one of the Team Chiropractors for The MLS Portland Timbers FC.  She will work with you to give you the tools necessary to live a healthier, active, and more balanced life by honing in to the source of your pain rather than focusing just on your symptoms. She believes you can shape your future by taking control of your pain and playing an active part in your road to recovery and wellness.  Dr. Becca also holds strong compassion for those with chronic pain or illness and their caregivers and believes that self-care is a vital part of living a happy, healthy life. 

Living an active lifestyle is very important to Dr. Becca and she enjoys spending lots of time outside hiking with her dog, Amira, as well as Crossfit, Olympic lifting, yoga, and running. She considers herself a bit of an expert in the food scene in Portland, so if you are also a foodie, you will never run out of things to talk about with her!

Dr. Cristiana Ciorba, DPT, Lead pt and Fully Certified Stott Pilates Rehab Instructor

Dr. Cristiana became interested in physical therapy at a young age after basketball and volleyball injuries led to orthopedic knee surgeries and rehabilitation. She pursued accelerated course work to complete 7 years of post-high school education in 5 and has been practicing as a doctor of physical therapy since 2006, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a Physiology emphasis and a minor in Psychology from Pacific University and receiving her Doctorate with Honors in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Cristiana believes in holistically assessing and treating the source and driver of pain and dysfunction in order to restore wholeness to the body. She has extensive clinical experience using a variety of methods of rehabilitation to treat patients of all ages and abilities.  She is fully certified as a STOTT PILATES® Rehab Instructor and in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and has advanced training in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release®, and the Thoracic Ring Approach™ (Linda Joy Lee). She believes in engaging patients as participants in their own health care via comprehensive, patient-friendly education and training.

Cristiana was born in Romania and grew up in the Portland area. She loves living in and exploring Portland, as well experiencing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, but has also traveled extensively, visiting over 20 countries (airports don't count!). In her spare time, she volunteers with various social justice pursuits, especially those geared toward supporting children in foster care, and enjoys quality time with friends and family.

 

Dr. Rebecca Franceschi, DPT

Dr. Rebecca is a Portland native who grew up playing volleyball and took up collegiate rowing in her time at Oregon State University. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in physical therapy and nursing. It was during this time that she realized her deep interest in body mechanics as they relate to proper movement patterns and human connection. After working in a physical therapy clinic for 2 years, she went on to Boston University where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014.

Rebecca believes in individualizing her treatment to the unique and complex factors that make up someone’s everyday life. She realized her enthusiasm for pelvic floor physical therapy near the end of her time at BU and has since gone on to pursue formal education in pelvic floor conditions, including women’s health, pre- peri- and post-partum care, and pediatric pelvic floor. She will also soon be trained in men’s pelvic health. Rebecca enjoys working with patients of all types and acknowledges the deep connection of the pelvic floor to all parts of the body in her work. Rebecca is a trauma-informed provider and Astym ® Certified. She believes strongly in the importance of individuals taking part in their own healing through education with careful guidance and personalized care. Her goal is to help patients have a healthy and active lifestyle and achieve their desired potential.

Rebecca enjoys quality time with friends and family, most often sharing a meal or coffee. In the winters, she coaches for Stumptown Volleyball Club with her husband, Mark, and you can bet that she’s playing volleyball in the gym or in the sand at least once a week.

 
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Kimberly Berg, MS, CEP ACSM

Kimberly is a Certified Exercise Specialist/personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and holds a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin, with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic training.

She has 20 years of experience training individuals ranging from healthy athletes to seniors and special populations in clinical as well as fitness club settings.

Her life-long involvement with dance both as a performer and teacher originally led her to pursue a deeper understanding of movement and the need to keep people doing what they love in life. She also developed and currently directs cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation programs and is the Brian Grant Foundation exercise coordinator, developing “Parkinson’s Agility Programs” and on-line exercise videos. Kimberly is STOTT Pilates trained and integrates this in her personal training, boot camp and TRX classes.

She enjoys Egyptian belly dancing, swing dancing, hiking, horseback riding, crafting, and playing with her adopted wolf-hybrids. Learn more or schedule a session with her at http://www.kimberlyberg.net/. You can also contact her at kimberly@kimberlyberg.net or (503) 407-1335.

 
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Garga Caserta, CSCS, USAW, XPS

Garga is the founder of GC Strength Team. Entering his 5th year as the Performance Manager for the 2017 NWSL Champions Portland Thorns FC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology and Coaching Sciences from College of Idaho, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and holds a variety of other professional certifications from USA Weightlifting, EXOS, Functional Anatomy Systems. Garga spent the past 10 years supporting youth and professional athletes improve their performance and consulting for companies like adidas, Under Armour, and Nike on Performance Training Systems.

To learn more visit www.gcstrength.com. You can also contact him at garga@gcstrength.com or (971)266-4143.

 
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Menina

Menina is a Portuguese water dog.  If you are unfamiliar with this breed, they are hypoallergenic so you can pet her, even if you are normally allergic to dogs.  She belongs to our practice owners, Noah and Chris Goodwill and has been a fixture in our clinic since she was 9 weeks old.  She loves nothing more than meeting new friends in the clinic and dishing out affection.

As our resident therapy dog, she is here in the clinic most days, so feel free to ask for her if you are in need of a little puppy love.  Of course, if she is roaming the clinic, she may just run up and say “hello”!  If you are afraid of dogs or don’t want her around, please let us know and we can keep her in a back office.