At Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy, we focus on an integrated and holistic approach to health. Our Naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, Melissa Shays, specializes in the treatment of pain, sports injury and athletic performance. She offers laboratory testing, hands-on treatments, prescription drugs, sports nutrition, lifestyle changes and natural medicines as part of our comprehensive clinical approach.
She has received exceptional training in Sports Medicine:
- Medicine of Cycling Conference at USA Cycling x 5 years
- Medical Emergencies in Cycling x 5 years
- Certified, International Society of Sports Nutrition
- US Ski & Snowboarding Sports Medicine
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Two million Americans are treated annually with acupuncture, and recent clinical studies have shown that the practice affects the body in measurable ways. Naturopathic doctors are concerned with spending time listening to their clients, removing obstacles to wellness and developing a collaborative and integrative approach to your health. Together, we work as a team to help individuals ranging from national level elite competitors to patients wanting to become more active.