Providers

Chiropractic Physicians

Dr. Nicole Bhalerao

Dr. Nicole Bhalerao, D.C.

Dr. Nicole Bhalerao maintains a busy practice and, during her 13 years of experience, has developed the reputation as being an exceptionally thorough caring chiropractic physician. She is dedicated to accurately diagnosing and thoroughly managing a variety of neurological, muscular, and skeletal conditions in patients of all ages. Dr. Bhalerao believes that it is critical to integrate soft-tissue therapies in the restoration of function. In this light, she specializes in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), a diagnostic and therapeutic movement-based technique. Augmenting her approach to care, Dr. Bhalerao includes nutritional counseling. Additionally, as an adjunct professor at the University of Western States, Nicole is actively involved in clinical research as a care provider in a headache study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Leisurely, Nicole loves swimming, birding, gardening, and hiking.
Dr. Shireesh Bhalerao

Shireesh Bhalerao, MCR, DC, CCSP

Dr. Shireesh Bhalerao, in his 13 years of practice experience, uses an evidence-based philosophy to guide a broad scope of practice. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Western States (www.uws.edu) teaching chiropractic and clinical science. Dr. Bhalerao is also a board certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP). Additionally, with medical physicians as classmates, Dr. Bhalerao recently completed his Masters of Clinical Research degree at Oregon Health and Science University. In this light, he has an interest in fostering an integrative approach to the management of injuries of the spine and extremities using a functional restorative approach. Aside from spending time with his family, Dr. Bhalerao enjoys playing golf and squash.
Dr. Lori Brown, M.S., D.C.

Dr. Lori Brown, M.S., D.C.

Dr. Lori Brown is a graduate of the University of Western States. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Brown spent six years as an associate at the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri where she researched clinical exercise physiology topics in both spinal cord-injured and able-bodied populations. She maintains an evidenced-based approach to holistic health care, with special interests in women’s health and physical activity. Additionally, she is a teaching assistant at the University of Western States. Dr. Brown is a former collegiate soccer player and high school coach. Her free time is often spent outside . . . running, cycling, snow shoeing, rock climbing, camping, and playing with her yellow lab Parker.

Acupuncturist

Melissa Miesen

Melissa Miesen, L.M.T., L.Ac.

Melissa Miesen, a third generation Oregonian, graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002 and the Oregon School of Massage in 1995. Melissa uses a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach, Master Tung's acupuncture, electrical stimulation, bleeding, cupping, Gua Sha, infrared heat and ice therapy. Herbal formulas, therapeutic exercises and Iyengar yoga poses are standard prescriptions. Melissa specializes in deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and she applies these techniques to her acupuncture treatments as needed. Melissa has extensive clinical experience treating such conditions as headaches, back pain, arthritis, sports injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, anxiety, sleep disturbance, allergies, PMS, infertility, hypertension, gastrointestinal conditions, and addictions.