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Our mission at Active Living Chiropractic is to assist your healing in a caring, professional and supportive environment. We utilize medical expertise, clincial experience, and a common sense approach in formulating your diagnosis. Our goal is to educate you about your condition, and present you with treatment options in order for you to make informed decisions regarding your health care choices. Active Living Chiropractic utilizes extensive experience, advanced training, and state-of-the-art equipment to achieve lasting results.
We are a bi-lingual team (Spanish/espanol) and believe in serving people of all cultures. Every patient we work with is able to more effectively pursue their goals and aspirations, be the best that they can be for the people in their lives and remain active, healthy and confident. Our success has been completely based on referrals from patients and other healthcare professionals, such as medical doctors, physical therapists, naturopathic doctors, dentists, and surgeons.
Dr. Guillermo Bermudez
Dr. Guillermo Bermudez founded Active Living Chiropractic with the goal of helping people from all walks of life to live actively by achieving optimum health and peak performance. His enlightened approach involves educating patients and including them as partners in their treatment. Dr. Bermudez understands that active living isn’t just about putting on cleats and a uniform--it's about living life to the fullest.
Dr. Bermudez is committed to remaining at the leading edge of the field of Chiropractic Medicine and regularly attends workshops, seminars and courses that enable him to provide the best possible care for his patients. Dr. Bermudez was chosen in Portland Monthly's magazine as Top Doctors by his peers in 2018. Dr. Bermudez is a past president of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. Dr. Bermudez received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College), achieved the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) credentialing from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, and is a Graduate of San Diego Spine Research Institute in Brain Traumatology and Whiplash Injuries.
Dr. Bermudez is a native of Managua, Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, Florida. A former elite soccer athlete, he has sustained many of the same injuries which he is now able to help using his extensive training and personal experience.
John Shade, LAc (Shade) is a licensed acupuncturist practitioner, teacher of several styles of Qigong and Daoist yoga, and a Chinese herbalist of the classical style. Shade became an Acupuncturist because of a lifelong search to understand how the disparate parts of a human being are connected. After many years of travel, Shade settled in Portland. In seeking to become an acupuncturist, he graduated from NUNM with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Prior to enrolling at NUNM, he completed his undergraduate degree in classical Chinese literature from Portland State University. He wanted to have firsthand knowledge of the basic tenets oriental medicine. He has found that a clear understanding of these works can provide the various details governing the relationships between the different organs of the body that allow emotional suffering and chronic illness to be treated as efficiently and effectively as physical injury or common illnesses.
He believes that disease and suffering may only be diagnosed by looking at a person in the context of the life and the world that person occupies, and therefore every person must be treated as a unique individual, with their own specific set of circumstances. Each treatment is founded on the idea of bringing that person back into balance with themselves, and not some idealized normal. In addition to nutritional and herbal consultations, he incorporates a spectrum of techniques, both ancient and modern, in order to address the multiple layers of the emotional and physical person during treatment.
Shade believes the experience of feeling whole and healthy is the pinnacle of the human experience and being able to support others in their quest is his passion.
REHABILITATION & EXERCISE SPECIALIST
B.S., CA, SFS
Katy joined the Active Living Chiropractic team as the rehabilitative specialist and personal trainer for the Active Living Human Performance Lab. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise sport science. With an educational background in athletic training and experience as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, Katy uses her knowledge and skills to help people achieve their individual needs and goals. Born and raised in the Portland area, she grew up in an active environment. She has always been involved in sports and has a passion for health and fitness.
Katy was a student athletic trainer for the 2009 Western Oregon University Football and Volleyball teams as well as 2009-2010 OSU football and softball teams, where she was involved in the care, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. She has worked with and trained a diverse population with a wide range of fitness and ability levels, from student athletes to senior citizens. She focuses on educating proper form and technique, program design, and realistic lifestyle changes to help individuals meet their goals. She finds motivation in others willing to make positive changes towards a healthy lifestyle.
Trisstin was born and raised in Portland and grew up playing many different sports. Accompanying those sports were injuries and with those injuries she received all different kinds of treatment. What resonated with her the most was massage therapy and how much it really helped her heal and get back on the field quickly.
Trisstin received her Bachelor of Science from PSU and then attended Pioneer Pacific to get her massage license. Trisstin is great at understanding what each individual needs and tailors the massage specifically for each person. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage.
Trisstin is a mom to an energetic little boy. She spends her free time enjoying him and loves watching him grow and change every day. In the off chance she has other free time she enjoys running and hiking; anything that gets her outside to appreciate the beautiful surroundings Oregon has to offer.