Chiropractic and Auto Injury Recovery in Oregon City
Meet the Team
Scott Haines, DC
Dr. Haines brings a wealth of life experience to his practice. Prior to moving to Portland he enjoyed working in the IT industry both domestically and overseas, and earned his Master’s degree in project management from George Washington University. In addition, he holds AAS and BFA degrees from RIT in Rochester, New York. Dr. Haines earned his doctoral degree from Western States University, where he later served as part-time faculty in their clinical sciences department.
Dr. Haines has extensive post-graduate education in the pathophysiology and mechanics of auto accident-related injury, diagnosis, and treatment, with an emphasis on low back and neck biomechanics and the mechanisms of “whiplash injury.” He treats patients with a wide variety of presentations, ranging from acute injuries stemming from automobile accidents and sports injuries to chronic pain and discomfort related to postural and muscle imbalances or overuse injuries. He has a special appreciation for those injuries experienced while working in an office environment, such as carpal tunnel-related symptoms, “wry neck” and upper back pain from spending long hours at a computer. Having worked in office settings himself, he understands how pervasive and limiting these symptoms can be.
Dr. Haines had the honor of training and working with the preeminent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw specialist in Portland, Dr. Arthur Parker, DMD, where he learned cutting edge techniques for treating TMJ or jaw-related disorders. He thoroughly understands the complexity of the TMJ region and the surrounding structures, and has a high level of skill in addressing dysfunction in these areas. He prides himself on being one of the few TMJ specialists here in Portland.
Dr. Haines takes the time to understand the underlying causes of a patient’s condition and makes sure the patient understands the details, in plain language, before treatment. Using a variety of tools such as Craniosacral Therapy, Graston Technique, other low-force procedures and diversified adjustments, he creates a plan aimed at addressing those causes, bringing the patient to a state of wellness and preventing repeat episodes. Dr. Haines leverages the services of other practitioners as appropriate to help address patient issues, including soft tissue injury, nutritional needs, and further diagnosis of systemic disorders. Under his care, the patient plays a key role in obtaining a successful outcome. In addition to in-office adjustments, Dr. Haines emphasizes the importance of addressing the triggers to the patient’s symptoms and helps develop a rehabilitation plan that often includes nutritional recommendations, stretching and strengthening exercises. Dr. Haines has an active yoga practice and may also include various aspects of yoga in a patient’s rehabilitation.
Dr. Haines enjoys many outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, hiking, and camping, but can most often be found rock or ice climbing somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kacie S, LMT
Kacie is our resident red head who lives life to the fullest, and loves making people feel better. She enjoys (in any order:) nature, hiking, sushi, puppies, chocolate, and would love to own a home and go sky diving some day. Kacie is an experienced and consistent therapist in everything from relaxation to deep tissue massage.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr Seth Hill, DC
Dr. Hill received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) from the University of Western States. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology. From 2008-2014 he was a Medic in the Oregon Army National Guard.
Dr. Hill is a Central Oregon native and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, two sons and their dogs. He loves traveling and is a die-hard “foody.” Dr. Hill is easygoing but professional, and brings a positive attitude to everything he does.
Dr. Hill is passionate about providing the latest evidence-based and personalized care to enable patients to get out of pain and return to their work, sleep, activities of daily living, and hobbies pain free!