Dr. David Russ
Over 20 years of experience
providing compassionate, intelligent, effective care.
Dr. David Russ entered the field of bodywork in 1993 as a practitioner of Shiatsu and Tui Na (Chinese massage). This training and experience ignited his curiosity. To fulfill his wish to understand the human frame and all of its complexity, he attended New York Chiropractic College beginning in 1994. He completed this rigorous four-year program with honors, while concurrently receiving certifications in myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy.
Dr. Russ has been licensed in the state of Oregon since 1998. He specializes in the treatment of injuries, acute and chronic pain, scoliosis, arthritis, sprains and strains, headaches, disc problems, and nerve problems.
Dr. Russ observes his patients closely and carefully to identify each person's particular patterns of structural strain and works to release them. A treatment with Dr. Russ may consist of a combination of chiropractic adjusting, soft tissue work, stretching, postural and movement exercises, and physical therapy methods such as heat, cold, and electrical stimulation of muscle.
Patients of all ages appreciate his gentle touch, his clear communication, and his emphasis on the patient's active role in his or her healing. His treatment sessions are thorough and unhurried, and his fees are reasonable.
Though he is known for helping patients heal without lengthy and costly courses of treatment, he can also provide ongoing supportive care for patients with chronic pain, or those recovering from serious illness or surgery.
He has developed and taught graduate-level courses in physical medicine at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Western States, and provides post-graduate education to licensed chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic doctors.
Dr. Russ served for six years on the Peer Review Committee of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, including two years as committee chair, helping to maintain the highest standards in the chiropractic profession.
When he is not adjusting people he can be found writing and performing comedy, playing basketball (which is comedy when Dr. Russ does it), or jogging on Mt. Tabor.