Meet the Staff

Noah I. Goodwill, DC, CCSP and Clinic Co-Founder
Dr. Noah Goodwill completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington State University in 1996, and went on to achieve his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) in 2002 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Chris, a Physical Therapist, stayed in Portland due to their love of the Northwest and co-founded Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation in 2005. Since this time, he has enjoyed providing a multi-faceted approach to chiropractic wellness and rehabilitation. He believes in taking an integrative-based perspective, which includes physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy. This team approach has led to an increase in patient satisfaction and accelerated healing.

In 2007, Dr. Goodwill completed a year-long postgraduate course in the field of Sports Medicine, earning professional credentialing as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (C.C.S.P.) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®. His practice is largely based on movement, mobility, motor control of muscle systems, strength and proprioception of the muscles AND joints. He holds credentialing as a full body, Active Release Techniques (ART®) practitioner, and has earned advanced certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS). In addition, he is a certified practitioner of the Graston Technique soft tissue instruments. Dr. Goodwill is an Adjunct faculty member of the University of Western States in which students have observed and participated in health care within the clinic gaining valuable practice experience.

Dr. Goodwill has been fortunate to work with a wide variety of patients including those who have been injured in auto accidents and work related injuries.  Most commonly, he works with people of all ages that have injuries from lifestyle and overuse, to the weekend warrior and professional athlete.  He has been involved with the Mixed Martial Arts community in Portland since 2004 and was the Official Chiropractor for Sportfight until 2010.  Dr. Goodwill has sponsored three Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) athletes, Nate Quarry, Ed Herman, and Chris Leben through their careers.  Since 2007, he has been the Team Chiropractor with the 6A State Champion, Central Catholic High School football team.  Since the beginning of the 2013 season, he has been the Official Team Chiropractor for The MLS Portland Timbers FC and NWSL National Champions, The Portland Thorns FC.

Dr. Goodwill has always lived an active lifestyle and continues to stay active with Crossfit, kettlebells, downhill skiing and the occasional triathlon.  He grew up playing competitive soccer, football, basketball and volleyball and understands the demands that various sports have on the body, and the injuries that commonly affect us, whether acute or overuse/chronic.  “The best part of my weekends, aside from being at every Timbers and Thorns games, are spending time with my family and watching my kids play their activities/sports,” says Dr. Goodwill.

Dr. Goodwill’s broad range of education and clinical experience has inspired him to practice and promote researched-based treatment strategies that are gentle, safe and effective. He also strives to educate his patients regarding their specific injury/illness, which in turn, empowers them to take an active role in the rehabilitation process as well as prevention of further injuries. By providing this type of care at Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation, patients are more likely to return to an active and healthy lifestyle, or their specific sport as soon as possible, minimizing re-injury occurrence.

Chris Goodwill, PT 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. 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 holds professional certifications in Active Release Technique (ART®) (spine and lower extremity) and Graston Technique. 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.

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Dew’s brings personal experience from his years playing youth club, high school, and collegiate soccer; growing up observing his mother’s work as an occupational therapist and his father’s work in massage therapy; and volunteering in public health clinics in Ecuador.

Dr. Dew is a professional D licensed coach with Portland City United Soccer Club, where he has helped kids and teens develop technical skills and become strategic team players for over 7 years. 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
Dr. Cristiana Ciorba became interested in physical therapy at a young age after basketball and beach volleyball injuries led to orthopedic knee surgeries, followed by 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 Cum Laude from Pacific University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a Physiology emphasis and a minor in Psychology and receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (FL) Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Ciorba believes in holistically treating the source and driver of pain and dysfunction in order to reach long lasting relief, rather than solely affecting pain and discomfort for temporary relief. She has extensive clinical experience using a variety of methods of functional rehabilitation, including mat and reformer Pilates, and manual therapy techniques, including myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, Maitland mobilizations, and Butler neural mobilization. She has practiced within most medical systems in the Portland metro area, treating a diverse patient population, and has a special interest in both chronic pain and sports medicine, especially in shoulder and knee rehab. She is currently pursuing a certification as a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist and further training in the John Barnes Myofascial Release Technique. She believes in engaging patients as participants in their own health care by comprehensive, patient-friendly education and training.

A local girl to the core, she enjoys all that the beautiful northwest outdoors has to offer, from camping, hiking, and biking in the summer to snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter. She also enjoys traveling the world and hopes to go to South America or Australia/New Zealand on her next adventure. In her free time, she volunteers with Transitional Youth, working with homeless and at-risk teenagers and young adults, mentors younger women, and is involved in various other social justice pursuits. A city girl at heart, she also enjoys independent films, going to the opera, attending jazz concerts and other local shows, and exploring the incredibly rich food and coffee scenes in Portland.

Erica Loder, PT, ATC, CSCS, Certified Rehab STOTT PILATES 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 and a fully certified STOTT PILATES rehab instructor in 2012.

Recreationally, Erica has been a distance runner competing in 5k to marathon distances, a triathlete competing in sprint to ironman distances, and is currently a competitive cyclist competing in both road and cyclocross races.

Dr. Caitlin Capistran, DPT
Dr. Caitlin Capistran graduated with her doctorate of physical therapy from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where she began her career as a P.T. specializing in manual therapy. Caitlin has completed extensive post-graduate training in the art of manual therapy and brings a holistic integrative approach to her practice of physical therapy. She is experienced in working with a diverse array of clients of all ages and physical ability levels: from individuals looking to recover from old injuries and chronic pain to athletes seeking to improve their performance. Caitlin is a certified CrossFit instructor with experience in training athletes of varied backgrounds, especially those new to CrossFit or returning to exercise after injury. In addition to her enthusiasm for staying fit and active, Caitlin also has a passion for learning and teaching and has taught as a part-time faculty member at her alma mater and is a certified clinical instructor for students of physical therapy.

Dr. Stephanie Schultz, DPT
Stephanie graduated with honors from Pacific University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (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. She is certified in Graston Technique, which is a patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization using stainless steel instruments that assist with the breakdown of scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Graston Technique instruments are used to help detect scar tissue, adhesions and restrictions in an affected area. The tools are then used to comb over the tissue to break up these adhesions to allow re-absorption into the body and improved mobility.

Stephanie is also a certified STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Instructor in Mat and Reformer, receiving her certification through Pacific Northwest Pilates. STOTT PILATES is a form of "intelligent exercise" with a focus on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization, breathing, and neutral alignment. Pilates uses 5 basic principles to educate an individual on proper body alignment and breathing techniques. These principles are applied to functional exercises to improve strength and flexibility, reduce tissue tension, and provide patients with a new understanding of how their body should move and align itself during daily activities to provide long-term relief and improved function.

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 through their journey of 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 15 different countries and 11 states within the United States and hopes to continue her travel throughout her lifetime.

Dr. Christina Kujat, DPT
Christina received her bachelor's degree in Life Science from the University of Portland and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Through her training she found a passion in Women's Health therapy, and went on to receive her Women's Health certification through Herman and Wallace Institute Level 1 and Level 2. She is also an NAIOMT Level 2 certified manual therapist, Chi Running/Walking, Kinesiotaping, and always pursuing more levels of Strain Counter Strain continuing education.

Christina enjoys spending time with her fiancé, sister, nieces, and nephew that all live local, with the occasional visit from her parents that still live in Billings Montana. In her spare time Christina loves being active playing basketball, volleyball, running, cross fit, yoga, hiking, and snowboarding.

 

Kimberly Berg, MS, CEP ACSM

Kimberly earned her Master's degree in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She holds a bachelor's degree in Athletic training and is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Personal Trainer. She is also STOTT Pilates trained and integrates this in her personal training, boot camp and TRX classes.

She has 20+ years of experience helping people become pain-free and move better. These individuals range from healthy athletes to those needing injury rehabilitation. She has worked extensively with seniors and special needs populations such as cardiac and Parkinson's disease, 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. 

Kimberly also developed and directs outpatient cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation programs. She has served as an independent exercise consultant for national PD foundations and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), serving as a expert research panelist for developing "Parkinson’s Agility Programs" and developing on-line exercise videos. She has Oregon's only all Parkinson's dance company. 

Kimberly has brought Rock Steady Boxing, a non-contact boxing program for people with Parkinson's disease, to Element Wellness. Her class can be seen in the evenings hitting bags and working hard in a boot camp style class. She is a professional speaker and auctioneer. 

She enjoys Dancing, drumming, hiking, horseback riding, crafting, and playing with her many pets.

 

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