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Phillip Snell, DC

A cum laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) in Portland, Dr. Snell has obtained extensive post-graduate training in the diagnosis, treatment, and case management of automobile-related spine trauma. His practice is focused on sports medicine, using functional assessment and rehab prescription, and is supported by cutting-edge myofascial techniques like Dermal Traction Method, Graston Technique and Stecco Fascial Manipulation. He has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States in their manual therapy department and Sports Medicine Masters degree program.

Dr. Snell keeps up to date with emerging scientific literature to improve his clinical practice, a process known as evidence-based practice. He travels extensively, teaching these methods to other doctors—and continues to add to his own toolbox as he, in turn, learns from the best researchers and teachers in the world. Using a biomechanics mindset, he enjoys the detective work that seeks to resolve stubborn, painful conditions. He then directs his attention to teaching patients how to use corrective exercises to manage their own conditions. His focus on finding the key movement patterns that require correction led him to launch MyRehabExercise.com in 2011. Health care professionals around the world use this website to help teach their own patients functional rehab methods.

As a long-time athlete himself, Dr. Snell has a special appreciation for the needs of athletes as they age and the conditions that prevent them from remaining as active as they desire. Patients can expect not only chiropractic adjustments, but also treatment to address the surrounding muscle and fascial tissues, followed up with thorough rehabilitation exercises. Treatments are tailored to each patient’s needs, with special attention directed towards educating the patient on how to reduce future injuries.

Dr. Snell enjoys wintertime snowboarding, and during the warmer months can be found in his garden or hiking and running the beautiful trails in the Portland area with his wife and son. For more information, see his blog at MyRehabExercise.com as well as patient feedback at Google Reviews.