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. becca Bell, DC, Ms
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 provider of the Active Release Technique and Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) full body diagnostic technique, has training in IASTM and functional rehabilitation, and a strong focus on sports medicine. 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, 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. 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.
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.
Erin Guidarelli, CA, ATS
Erin is our chiropractic assistant and a Portland native. She attended Central Catholic High School where she was a tri-sport athlete. While in high school, Erin became very accustomed to the world of physical therapy after dislocating her shoulder three separate times and as a result became very interested in studying physical therapy in college. She attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and played NCAA Division II intercollegiate softball. She also spent a Summer playing softball overseas in Prague. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy and a minor in Philosophy, Ethics & Values. After graduation, Erin moved back to Portland and began working as a physical therapy aide, coaching high school softball and volunteering at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children assisting with aquatic therapy. She has 5 years of experience working with patients in the rehabilitation setting.
Currently, Erin is attending Pacific University where she is working towards a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Shes has worked around the Portland area providing athletic training services to organizations such as Lewis and Clark College, Roosevelt High School, Tigard High School, the Portland Winterhawks and Special Olympics Oregon. She is heavily involved with the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (NWATA) on the student senate executive board and has also been awarded multiple travel grants to represent the Oregon Athletic Trainers’ Society (OATS) and Pacific University at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association iLead Conference. Erin is also currently working on her Master’s thesis which is focused on investigating the correlation between abnormal breathing patterns, rib excursion, low back pain and dysfunction.
She enjoys spending time playing with her poodle named Gracie, reading, running, camping, hiking and playing semi-professional kickball as well as recreational softball.
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 email@example.com or (503) 407-1335.
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.
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.