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 in 1992. She also continues to keep her knowledge up-to-date with continuing education in patient care, new techniques and modalities.

Dr. Darcy Tetzlaff

loves working with people, from young to old and from different walks of life. She brings a personalized approach to treatment while valuing a teamwork approach to patient care. Dr. Darcy loves to teach her patients how to better care for their bodies so they can "pay it forward".

Darcy received her Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine in 2014 from the University of Western States here in Portland and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with emphasis in Health Promotions in 2005.

In her free time, Darcy enjoys spending time in nature, volunteering in the community, spending time with her friends and pets, and watching a good movie.

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

has been a licensed massage therapist for eighteen years and she has been working here at Ashton Chiropractic Clinic for almost sixteen 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

has been a licensed massage therapist for sixteen years and has been with us for eleven 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.

Madison

graduated is a LMT who graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in winter 2018. Her goal is to aid people in all walks of life and complement the body's natural healing process. During her studies she learned massage techniques including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and Swedish massage.

SUPPORT STAFF:

Teresa and Nicole

work at our 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 Teresa. Nicole 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.

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.