Dr. Andrew "AJ" SchererSports & Auto Injury Specialist
Beaverton chiropractor, Dr. AJ Scherer studied exercise science at the Western Washington University prior to attending the New York Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctorate.
He has completed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® course, and is a Certified Graston Technique® Practitioner. Additionally, he is certified with the Motion Palpation Institute aiding in his excellence in chiropractic care and patient management.
While in New York, Dr. Scherer was a member of the Sports Science and Human Performance club. There he gained experience by treating hundreds of professional and amateur athletes at many athletic events.
Dr. Scherer views chiropractic treatment as a way to give back to the Beaverton and Portland community. At age 14 he severely injured his neck while playing football. He was unable to move his right arm for three weeks. Through chiropractic care his pain was significantly decreased and function of his arm was fully restored within just a few months.
Inspired by his recovery, Dr. Scherer believes he can to relate to his patients who are in pain. Through his personal experience, he understands the frustration of an injury and the healing transformation of chiropractic care. Dr. Scherer utilizes an interdisciplinary treatment approach which views patients as individuals that deserve the best care possible. If he is unable to help a patient within his scope of care, he will refer to another clinician or service which may provide greater benefit.
Dr. Scherer is a fitness buff who loves a challenge. He has taken an interest in CrossFit training and finds it an excellent way to keep in shape. An Eagle Scout, he enjoys the good Beaverton and Portland traditions of hiking, camping and other seasonal activities.
Dr. Scherer has served as a chiropractor in the Beaverton and Portland area with distinction since 2011, and became co-owner of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Clinic in 2014.
Dr. Adam Meisenhelder, DC, FRCmsSports & Auto Injury Specialist
Beaverton chiropractor, Dr. Adam Meisenhelder is a sports chiropractor serving the Beaverton and Portland area who integrates soft-tissue therapy, joint manipulation, functional rehab and corrective exercise techniques when treating patients. He utilizes modern, evidence-based diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques to restore and maintain optimal functional biomechanics and incorporates therapeutic exercise and technique training to ensure proper joint stability and sport-specific movement patterns. His goal is to get you back pursuing your passions while giving you the tools and education to minimize injury risk and perform at your highest level.
Dr. Meisenhelder has worked with athletes of all levels, from professional to weekend warrior. In addition to his clinic hours he loves working events in the field which gives him front-line perspective on the injury/recovery cycle, and greatly aids his clinical decision-making and case management.
Dr. Meisenhelder received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and completed a clinical rotation with the Veterans Administration hospital. He has completed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician course, and is an FRC Mobility Specialist, USA Track & Field Coach, and USA Rugby Coach. He has developed specialized skills in the assessment and treatment of runners and endurance athletes, including OptoGait computerized movement assessment, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and various soft-tissue techniques and physical therapy modalities.
As a chiropractor in Beaverton, Dr. Meisenhelder has served as the team physician for the Beaverton Lady Barbarians Rugby Club and assistant coach for the Southridge High School Track & Field team in Beaverton. He is actively involved in the sports community, working as a physician at various sporting events in the Portland area and nationally. Most recently he was a member of the medical team for the 2014 USA Track & Field National Championships in Sacramento, California.
'I have a deep passion for sports and healthcare which I combine in the clinic to inspire my patients to achieve a lifetime of healthy, active living.'
Outside the clinic, Dr. Meisenhelder enjoys wood working, running, weight lifting, mountain biking, golf, and any opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Beaverton and Portland outdoors.
Dr. Meisenhelder has served as a chiropractor in the Beaverton and Portland area with distinction since 2012 and became co-owner of Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Clinic in 2014.
Donica SchmidtMAcOM, LAc
Attracted to dance from a young age, Donica always had a passion to move. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at California State University, Long Beach, where her education was largely in body mechanics and healthy movement performance. She was introduced to yoga at age 22 and was instantly hooked. Donica was certified and teaching that same year. Her interest in eastern philosophy was piqued, but it was her mom's story that led her to acupuncture. At that time, her mom had been living with chronic pain for the greater part of her life and western medication was not working anymore. Luckily a friend referred her mother to an acupuncturist who gave her sustainable improvement and changed the quality of her life forever. Donica had to know more about this ancient medicine.
In 2015, Donica received a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine including the study of qi gong, meridian theory, herbs, cupping, tuina massage, guasha, and nutrition. She holds the intention to care for her community and assist them to pain-free living through education and treatment of the subtle body. A forever student, Donica has also spent time learning Thai Yoga Massage, the MELT Method, Qi Gong, and trauma-informed yoga with Living Yoga.
Michael CollinsLicensed Massage Therapist Sports & Auto Injury Specialist
Graduate of Oregon School of Massage 1997
Teaching assistant at Oregon School of Massage (assisted students with and explained massage techniques, location of muscles and skeletal landmarks).
Professional Associations & Experience:
Member of A.M.T.A. (American Massage Technicians Association) since 1998
Member of Complimentary Health Care Plans (CHP) since 2001
Experience with Excellence:
Before coming to Back In Motion, Michael worked independently out of his home office and at the Aveda concept salon at the Embassy Suites. Michael was trained in all European Spa Treatments including herbal wraps, water massage, and much more.
Michael serves the Beaverton and Portland area specializing in:
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- Sports Massage
- Thai Massage
- Swedish Massage
Michael treats each person as an individual and realizes that not everyone will respond to the same treatment the same way as the next person, and therefore by having a wide range of techniques, is able to treat the client with the appropriate amount of sensitivity. He also encourages clients to aid in their own recovery or therapy through stretching, hydrotherapy (ice/heat) and any other tidbits of personal experience that he can offer.
Michael enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking and yoga. He has been doing yoga for 15 years and has taken some preliminary courses so that he may one day become a yoga instructor. Michael also moonlights as a professional musician and is an award winning songwriter.
Stefan FurstLicensed Massage Therapist Sports & Auto Injury Specialist
Independent Contractor - License # 11895
Stefan Furst has an extensive background in both athletics and massage. Born in Vienna Austria he competed in Gymnastics and Sports-Acrobatics for the Austrian National Team.
He attended Sports-Instructor school and coaching school for gymnastics, flexibility and strength training at the Wiener Staatsoper Ballettschule (Vienna State Opera Ballet School) and the Koho Shiatsu School at the Shintenoshi Institute in Austria. He has had further training in Structural Integration in Santa Monica, CA and Sports Massage Training at the Sports Massage Institute in Costa Mesa, CA.
Experience with Excellence:
“Whether you are an amateur or a Professional athlete, I will do my best to get your muscles in shape!”
Stefan has treated many athletes of different levels, including track and field athletes at the Prefontaine Classic.
Stefan continues his personal fitness and dedicates extensive time towards educating others about body balance and social involvement. He started running Marathons in 1996, Triathlons in 1997 and Adventure Racing in 1998. Windsurfing is still a passion and he can be seen at the Gorge in the summer months. “Cycling and Fundraising for the LIVESTRONG Cancer Foundation is a must each year,” adds Stefan who has not missed a single Livestrong event.
Stefan currently coaches Gymnastics at VEGA Gymnastics. He is teaching acrobatics at Do Jump and the Circus Project.
Stefan has served the Beaverton and Portland area with a distinction for years.