Who We Are

THE DOCTORS:

Dr. Darah Ashton

is a welcoming and caring person, which translates immediately into her work as a
chiropractor. She draws on many years of experience in diagnosing the source of your pain and applying a variety of treatments to bring your body back into balance. Darah strives to make each patient feel important and valued; she enjoys creating and implementing plans for your recovery.

Darah got her bachelor’s degree in Business and graduated with honors from Western States Chiropractic College. She also continues to keep her knowledge up-to-date with continuing education in patient care, new techniques and modalities.

Dr. Jamie Ellis

has worked in the alternative health care field for over 12 years, first as a licensed massage therapist and now as a chiropractic physician. She graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2000. She received a bachelor in human biology and Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in 2011.

Her in-depth understanding and years of experience with the musculoskeletal system aid in her practice as a chiropractic physician. She has worked with many patients with varying needs. Her treatment style is evidence based using the newest and best techniques to suit her patients’ individual needs. She often incorporates exercise, stretching, nutritional supplements, Kinesiotaping, physiotherapy and other modalities to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. Her caring nature fosters an ideal environment for lasting positive changes in her patients’ bodies and lives.

The doctors adjust in a similar way and enjoy co-treating patients. This partnership allows their patients the benefit of their combined expertise and unique skill-sets. They consult with one another, drawing on each others strengths to give their patients optimum care.

Dr Tom Walton

strongly believes that health is something that comes from within and is an inherent quality of our bodies. He appreciates our natural recuperative abilities and feels that by supporting the structure and condition of the body we are able to influence the ability of the body to heal. "My goal is to provide the ideal environment to promote the body's restorative function, to relieve pain by natural methods and to encourage a healthier life style through education."


Dr. Tom received his undergraduate degree in human biology and his doctorate in chiropractic from the University of Western States in 2010. He currently teaches full time at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine and at the University of Western States as well as serving patients through his practice here.


Since 2001 Tom has enjoyed an active role in Portland theater and film. The focus of much of his acting career has been to bring to life the works of William Shakespeare.

MASSAGE THERAPISTS:

Our massage therapists are trained to work with patient’s individual needs and work closely with the doctors to enhance patient care. We have several massage therapists at our clinic, allowing us to offer therapeutic and relaxation massage five days a week.

Michelle Crow

has been a licensed massage therapist for twelve years and she has been working here at Ashton Chiropractic Clinic for almost ten of those years. She finds massage a rewarding career in which she is always learning through reading and seminars. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point massage, with training also in sports massage, myofascial release and cranio-sacral technique.

Valerie Robertson

has been a licensed massage therapist for ten years and has been with us for seven years. She has in depth training in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, pin and stretch and trigger point techniques. She also does craniosacral massage paired with deep tissue work for particular complaints in the head, neck, low back and hip complaints.

SUPPORT STAFF:

Jeanna and Kristin

work at out front desk. Both women bring a cheerful enthusiasm and upbeat energy to their work here. They are friendly and efficient and work well together. If you visit our office on Monday Wednesday or Friday you will be greeted by Jeanna. Kristin will welcome you on Tuesday and Thursday. Regardless of the day you come in, you will notice their positive energy as soon as you come through our front door.


Both Jeanna and Kristin are licensed chiropractic assistants. You may see them in the treatment rooms helping with physical therapy.

Jeni

is our accounts manager. If you have questions about insurance coverage or need some assistance deciphering a statement, Jeni will be able to help. She is a trained billing and coding specialist. We are grateful for her kind manner, her organizational skills and attention to detail.