Dr. Alexander Roddvik
Alex will make a positive impact on how you view your own state of health. Using chiropractic care, soft tissue techniques, exercise instruction, and lifestyle modifications, Dr. Roddvik will deliver your own specialized individual care plan and guide you toward taking action in the right direction.
Alex Roddvik graduated from the University of Western STates in 2011 and has pursued specialty certification in functional rehabilitation, assessment and treatment of motor vehicle injuries, Cox flexion destraction, and Graston Technique. He is currently pursuing postdoctoral training in functional neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.
Dr. Roddvik comes to Hood River from Oslo, Norway where he previously was a member of the Norwegian national Freestyle Team, competing in moguls on the European and World-Cup. He moved to Hood River to enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, windsurfing, mountain biking, and skiing.
Dr. Michelle Gerbi
Michelle realized firsthand the effectiveness of chiropractic care after fracturing her spine in a snowboarding accident on Mt. Hood. The care she received drastically improved her function and eliminated the pain from her injury. It also restored her quality of life to a level that her other physicians told her was unattainable after such an accident. Through this experience and her education, she developed a passion for patient care by finding the root of the problem and truly correcting dysfunction; not just treating the site of the pain.
Dr. Gerbi is a cum laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College. She is skilled in Craniosacral Therapy, Graston Technique, Sacra-Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Hynosis, and The Webster Technique. In addition to treating musculoskeletal complaints and injuries, Dr. Gerbi has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education focusing on chronic pelvic pain, pregnancy, postpartum and pediatric specific chiropractic care.
Dr. Sissel Holloway
Dr. Sissel Holloway knew she wanted to pursue a career as a sports chiropractic physician when she experienced her first serious injury at age 17 while playing soccer. As a former professional, collegiate and recreational athlete, her skill set translates with identifying with the athletic population. Her participation in the Sports Medicine Masters program at the University of Western States provided her with the basic knowledge and experience necessary to treat the wide breadth of age groups and sports related injuries. Dr. Holloway’s tools consist of a wide variety of chiropractic manipulation techniques, functional movement-based assessments, rehabilitation, and soft tissue techniques including instrument-assisted, cupping, and active myofascial release.
Dr. Holloway was born in Svendborg, Denmark and was raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. She competed at an international level while representing the US Virgin Islands in soccer and triathlon. During her collegiate years, she was involved in both cross-country and track and field. Currently, ultra-endurance trail running has become her new passion as she competes in races throughout the Pacific Northwest. The small town vibe and explosive athletic scene in Hood River reminds her of the Virgin Islands and this is what drew her to this location.
After leaving the US Virgin Islands, Dr. Holloway attended Springfield College, Massachusetts and graduated with her Bachelor’ degree in Sports Biology. She then decided to further her education in Portland, Oregon where she simultaneously completed both a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Masters in Sports Medicine at the University of Western States.
Chelsea Bronder, LMT
Chelsea completed her massage training at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in 2007. After massage school, she went on to delve further into Hawaiian Massage by training in Lomi-Lomi and 'lli 'lli (Hawaiian Hot Stone massage).
Chelsea has a special interest in supporting mothers with a nurturing touch and a space to unwind before and after giving birth. She is a certified perinatal massage therapist and has attended births, doula trainings, and completed lactation counselor training in order to truly understand pregnancy and its effect on the body. Chelsea uses a side-lying positioning system during massage to guarantee the utmost comfort for pregnant bodies.
Chelsea integrates a number of massage modalities including Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi and 'lli 'lli, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Neuromuscular (Trigger Point) Therapy, Swedish, Polarity Therapy, and Prenatal and Postpartum massage depending on the needs of the client, in order to create a truly individualized and effective session. She believes that no one should have to choose between a relaxing or therapeutic massage session. By blending the right amount of pressure for your body, flowing Lomi movements, and therapeutic techniques, Chelsea's massage allows you to use deep breath work to help heal your body and leave the table centered and relaxed.
Roman Pervushin, LMT
Roman is a massage practitioner with specialization in deep tissue techniques. He draws upon traditions of East and West in his bodywork sessions, that aim at transforming deep structures of the to achieve a greater level of integration and functionality, allowing you to have a greater quality of life.
Roman has been a full time massage practitioner for over 15 years. His work has been an extension of personal lifestyle and interest in alternative medicine, psychology and spirituality. He holds a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology and continues to explore how our physical well-being is connected to a dynamic and balanced mind-body state.
Roman comes to Hood River from St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was born and raised, and enjoyed many “northwestern” activities the love for which he now finds and shares in Hood River. When he is not taking care of his two young kids, he enjoys playing soccer, taking nature walks, dabble in landscaping, fishing and mushroom hunting.
Rachael Lentz, LMT
Rachael Lentz is the newest LMT on our team, and completed her training at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in 2009. Since then, she has lived and practiced in Montana, California, and Mexico, working in a wide variety of settings with a diverse clientele. After moving to Hood River a year ago to chase the wind and snow, she is excited to lay down roots, build a successful practice, and grow and learn as a therapist.
Her style is a unique blend of techniques, which she specifically tailors to meet her clients particular needs. She believes each body has its own story of pain and tension, and the issues need to be treated from the root of the problem to ensure lasting results. A wholistic approach, combining massage, chiropractic, strength and flexibility training, and nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy and pain free body. Some modalities she uses include deep tissue, Myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish, sports, and Thai massage. She prides herself in being very intuitive to the clients needs, ensuring a therapeutic yet relaxing massage each time.
Rachael is thrilled to join the Hood River Chiropractic and Wellness team, and to assist the local community and its visitors in maintaining their active lifestyles. When not working, you can find Rachael kiteboarding, skiing, hiking, and generally enjoying the bounties this beautiful area has to offer.
Ashlynn Olmstead, LMT
Born and raised in Hood River, Ashlynn moved to Bellingham, WA to study massage at the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in 2016. Upon graduating from the academy, she returned to Hood River and continued developing her technique and expertise as a massage therapist. Specializing in sports, relaxation, and therapeutic massage, Ashlynn tailors these techniques to work closely with clients with particular needs. Because many of the members of the community in the Columbia Gorge participate in recreational activities, Ashlynn encourages avid recreational and competitive athletes to maintain a strong balance in the body to keep the wellness of ones self at its full potential.
When not working, Ashlynn enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, mountain biking, rock climbing, and skiing. As an outdoor sports enthusiast, Ashlynn has a unique approach to the necessary needs of athlete's and outdoor enthusiasts here in the gorge. She is excited to expand her education in the holistic approach to health by exploring the relationship with chiropractic and massage at Hood River Chiropractic and Wellness.
Joleen Wampler-Kendall, LMT
When Joleen says, “I love that massage is like reading braille,” she gets at the essence of the healing we are able to provide for our Hood River community. She believes that everyone deserves to feel better, live more fully, and experience all of the natural beauty that the Gorge has to offer (and beyond!) and she’s committed herself to helping her patients achieve it through mindful massage and the power of touch in a safe, natural, organic way.
Joleen is a Hood River native and graduated from HRVHS before achieving her LMT at Ashmead College of Massage. She spends her free time doing what she has always loved: exploring the spangled trails among the Gorge’s valleys and hillsides. Now, she has a husband and two young boys who delight in exploring with her.