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.
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®) and Graston Technique®, 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 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.
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 Official 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, CCMI Concussion Managment 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.
Dr. Cristiana Ciorba, DPT, Fully Certified Stott Pilates Rehab Instructor and lead PT
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.
Erica Loder, MPT, ATC, CSCS, fully Certified STOTT PILATES Rehab instructor
Erica moved to Portland in 2004 where she began her career as an out-patient orthopedic and sports physical therapist. As a physical therapist, Erica currently works with patients of all ages from adolescents to seniors and athletes ranging from recreational to professional/elite levels. She turned to STOTT PILATES following a spinal surgery and has since made it an integral component of her physical therapy practice. Working with clients as a physical therapist/rehab STOTT PILATES instructor, Erica is able to teach the therapeutic application of Pilates, building on what a physical therapy program can provide by focusing on creating an ease of movement and returning clients to function with more effective and efficient movement.
Erica earned a BS in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University in 2002. While attending MSU, she was a member of the women’s golf team, a student athletic trainer for the MSU football team, became an AFAA certified aerobics and personal fitness instructor, and was trained in Olympic weightlifting. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002 and earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2004. Erica became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2006, a fully certified STOTT PILATES® rehab instructor in 2012, and a STOTT PILATES rehab instructor trainer in 2014.
Dr. Stephanie Schultz, DPT
Dr. Stephanie is a Portland native who graduated with honors from Pacific University in 2010 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon with a major in Human Physiology and a minor in Dance. Stephanie has continued to further her education with continuing education classes and is certified in Graston Technique and STOTT Pilates Rehab Mat and Reformer. She has also completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment course, as well as a variety of other courses and workshops in Pilates Rehabilitation and manual therapy.
Stephanie is passionate about helping patients return to their prior activity level, while educating them about how their body moves and functions. She believes in the importance of finding the source of a patient's pain or dysfunction, rather than treating symptoms alone. She practices by restoring correct and functional movement patterns and empowering her patients to be able to help themselves on their
journey to recovery and rehabilitation.
Stephanie trained in ballet for 17 years and is now interested in pursuing training in other forms of dance. She also enjoys hiking, biking, and world travel. She has had the incredible opportunity to travel to 16 different countries and 11 states within the United States and hopes to continue her travel throughout her lifetime.
nicole stevens, DPT
Dr. Nicole graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2007 and started her career in sports medicine. She loved PT and the intricacies of how the human body worked. However, it wasn’t until she and two of her family members suffered serious illnesses of their own, that she discovered how much more PT had to offer. The world of holistic medicine and natural living opened up to her and she was hooked. Since then, Nicole has chosen to focus on using visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy as her primary method of treatment and found the results to be astounding.
She treats patients with a variety of symptoms including gastrointestinal distress, pelvic pain and dysfunction (male and female), headaches, and musculoskeletal symptoms. Watching patients get rid of their symptoms motivates her to be a PT, but seeing them be able to apply what they learn in her office and change their lives to reach their full potential is what brings her the greatest joy.
In her free time, Nicole likes to do anything outdoors. You can often catch her hiking along the many amazing northwest trails with her husband. She also enjoys yoga, writing fiction, traveling, having game nights with friends, and spending time with her family.
Buffy Stinchfield, MPT
Buffy has been practicing as a physical therapist for 12 years. She earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2006 from California State University, Northridge. She has continued her education in women’s health post graduate school with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and specializes in perinatal (pregnancy & postpartum) and pelvic physical therapy. Buffy also specializes in caring for female athletes of all levels and ages by combining her orthopedic and women’s health expertise.
Buffy holds an understanding and empathy for women suffering from pelvic health issues and strongly believes they deserve the treatment and care that o many do not get. She is passionate about whole-body health and one-on-one patient care.
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.