Dr. Sarah Vanselow - DC

I enjoyed playing sports and being physically active as a kid.  I first became interested in health and nutrition in high school, but I also enjoyed math and science and ended up pursuing my undergraduate education in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University.  While I was in engineering school, I had the opportunity to take the introductory course for athletic training, and I loved it.  I didn’t know how to put the two subjects together and decided to finish my engineering degree and go to work.  Several years later I went to a chiropractor for the first time for shoulder pain that would not resolve on its own.  God used that experience to open my eyes to the opportunity to use my problem-solving skills and curiosity about how things work combined with my interest in health, nutrition, and physical activity to help people as a chiropractor.  After 12 years working as a mechanical engineer, I decided to go back to school and moved back to Oregon to attend University of Western States in Portland.  I graduated in 2021 and am on a path of learning more about how all aspects of our health work together from mental and emotional health and stress to sleep and nutrition.  I have a heart to listen to people’s stories, come along side to teach, equip, and help people to improve their health, and to see people be healed from the inside out.  I believe each patient has unique needs and responds to treatment differently, so it is important to work cooperatively with each individual and use the tools I have available that best fit his or her needs.  My last 6 months of clinical work for school focused largely on neck and low back pain with symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that radiate down the arms or legs.  I tend to have success with these types of conditions using a variety of hands-on treatments, exercises, and modifications to posture and movement.