Lori Brown, MS, DC
Dr. Brown’s mission is to bring understanding and awareness to your body. She is a compassionate physician known for her ability to empower and motivate her patients to take their health into their own hands. She is an expert in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of muscle, joint, disc and other conditions of the human body. Dr. Brown will address your concerns, treat your concerns, and prescribe a treatment plan to help get you back to doing the things you love.
Before becoming a chiropractic physician, Dr. Brown’s career focused on movement as medicine. She completed her graduate studies in clinical exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation. She previously passed rigorous exams from both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. She spent 3 years researching physiological outcomes of exercise in spinal cord injuries at the University of Michigan, School of Medicine and 3 years researching exercise and health behavior change at the University of Missouri, School of Nursing. She has been involved, as a senior research associate, in NIH funded research grants.
In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. She is a recreational cyclist, runner, and rock climber and a former Wisconsin collegiate soccer player. She loves exploring the Portland food and drink scene and is often frequenting Portland's dog friendly establishments with her pup, Parker.
Caressa Gullikson, DC
Dr. Gullikson is a chiropractic physician providing care for everyone in the family. She provides wellness care and treats a wide number of ailments including:
Neck and back pain, both acute and chronic
Joint pain (shoulders, wrists, knees, elbows, ankles, etc.)
Injuries due to car crashes, such as whiplash
Sprains and strains
Jaw pain or dysfunction
Workplace accidents (Worker’s Comp)
Dr. Gullikson is compassionate, thorough, and intuitive. An expert in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, she partners with her patients, helping them build and maintain optimal health via appropriate treatment and active self-care such as rehabilitative exercises. Her passion and focus is empowering her patients to live a fulfilling, active and pain-free life. She loves working with patients who are new to chiropractic medicine.
Dr. Gullikson was born and raised in Oregon. After years of success in the corporate world, she was ready for a career change. Her interests in health and fitness led to a passion for chiropractic healing, so she pursued a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine at University of Western States in Portland. In addition to her practice, she works as Faculty Teaching Assistant at her chiropractic alma mater. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on her house, camping, cooking, bicycling, hanging with her kitties, reading, and foraging for wild edibles.
NICOLE BAKER, LMT
Nicole is a native Oregonian and a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts. She encourages clients to be active participants in the healing process through body awareness and breath work. Nicole is proficient in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Craniosacral therapy, Thai and Swedish massage. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, learning, and spending time with her dog, Lazlo.
Lena traenkenschuh, LMT
Lena is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts, holds a BS in Exercise Science and a BFA in dance. As a massage therapist she strives to work with her clients to reduce pain, unravel bound areas of the body, ease compensation patterns, and aid the physical self to relearn how to feel whole and healthy. Using a variety of techniques including trigger point work, structural bodywork, deep tissue massage, sports massage and Swedish massage, Lena offers an individualized approach based on your needs and comfort.
Combining her educational background, years of working in Physical Therapy clinics, and insights gleaned from her ongoing career as a professional dancer, Lena creates a structural based treatment that relieves pain and dysfunction, integrates and helps the body to move with greater efficiency.
When not here at the clinic you can find Lena hiking through the gorge, dancing in a local performance, finding some live music and enjoying everything Portland has to offer!
Colleen McClenahan, LMT
Colleen was born and raised in Oregon. During her formative years her family moved to a two acre Christmas tree farm in Oregon City which they transformed into a family farm. This is where she learned the value of hard work and the benefits of farm-fresh, local, organic food. Family vacations involved camping, hiking, fishing, and site seeing the breathtaking views of the state of Oregon.
She is a graduate of East West Collage of the Healing Arts and has practiced bodywork since 2000. Her specialties are myofascial release techniques, deep tissue techniques, and relaxation massage. She is proficient in treating headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and whiplash. Yoga has become a part of her life after experiencing several chronic injuries of her own and strongly believes that movement, flexibility, balance, and strength are an essential part of preventing the body from injury, as well as helping the body heal while recovering from injury.
When Colleen isn’t doing bodywork you can find her spending time with her husband and friends, riding her bike, jogging, hiking, gardening, cooking and playing with her silver bengal cat, Seymour
Esther Yan, LMT
Esther's approach is intentional, compassionate, and present. She helps connect the mind and body in a restorative manner while her work is therapeutic and tailored to the specific needs of each client. Her style incorporates a Swedish flow with deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Thai massage techniques as needed. She enjoys working with clients to help them gain a better understanding of their own body. Esther graduated from the East West College of Healing Arts with enthusiasm for this profession and a heightened fascination with the way muscles are connected to one another. She has a B.S. in Community Health Education and School Health. When she's not dancing around a massage table, she enjoys biking, bouldering, rock climbing, dancing, hiking, dog walking, reading, daydreaming, learning about nutrition, and eating all the deliciousness that Portland has to offer.
Janelle Minson, Medical Billing Specialist
Janelle started working in the chiropractic medical field 20 years ago. She immediately noted every patient that walked through the door left with a smile on their face and a plan of action to help with whatever condition they were dealing with. She knew working in the chiropractic field was a perfect fit for her.
In 1996 she took a hiatus to take care of her two boys full time, but continued to remain a patient of chiropractic care. Upon her return to work, she decided to focus on the insurance and collection process. She continues to study the complicated health insurance system and strives to educate every patient so they can get the most out of their health care benefits.
You can find Janelle working at several chiropractic and acupuncture clinics throughout Portland. She looks forward to many more years working with the team at Sunstone and their fast growing practice. If you have questions about your health insurance benefits or your bill, please contact Janelle directly: Janelle@sunstonechiro.com