Meet The Team
Body in Balance received the Reader's Choice Best Chiropractor of Clark County in 2010.
Dr. Scott Brahmer, DC, BS, CPT
A well known family practice chiropractor, Dr. Scott knew he wanted to be a chiropractor after a recreational football injury. He visited a chiropractor who was a hockey team members Dad. After seeing a drastic decrease in the time to heal, he knew he wanted to be able to provide a service to help people like him. After being involved in chiropractic through various injuries, he decided to gear his education to that goal and attended Westmont College, as a kinesiology major. While at Westmont he played four years of division II rugby and continued to play competitive hockey in the summers. It was during his schooling that he was certified as a personal trainer. He utlizes his training background to emphasize corrective exercises with all his patients.
He went on to attend Western States Chiropractic College, and continues to play for their school sponsored hockey team in Vancouver. Dr. Scott uses a diversified adjusting technique, as well as Activator method, arthrostim, and drop-table approaches. Dr. Scott uses the whole person approach and gives patients easy, tangible recommendations in all areas of health.
Dr. Scott has been the official team Chiropractor to the Vancouver Rugby Club. He aided the team in pre-game treatment of soft tissue injuries, athletic taping, as well as adjusting them before their match. He continues to treat athletes where he currently trains at Crossfit Epiphany.
Body in Balance Chiropractic is honored to have been named Reader's Choice Best of Clark County 2010, following second place nominations in 2009, 2011, and 2012.
Dr. Bryan Ostrom, DC, MS
Dr. Bryan is a true native of Vancouver, Washington. He has practically lived here his entire life and went to college locally at Washington State University in Vancouver and attended graduate school at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bryan always knew he wanted to be in a healing profession to help others, and chose chiropractic after observing various health professionals. What is attractive to Dr.Bryan about chiropractic is the noninvasive conservative approach that actually helps heal people instead of simply masking symptoms.
While attending the UWS for his chiropractic degree, Dr. Bryan also completed a masters degree program in exercise and sports science. During his time, he treated patients from various sporting events including the annual Seaside Volleyball Tournament and an annual Muay Thai training camp. He uses this experience on a daily basis to help his patients recover from various injuries.
Dr. Bryan is committed to helping people and families of our community experience the best possible health and vitality through chiropractic. He also places strong emphasis on nutrition and exercise to help his patients achieve maximum results. His true passion is liberating people from pain into an abundant life through wellness.
Marissa HeldLicensed Massage Practitioner
Marissa is a graduate of Everest College in Vancouver, Washington completing 900 hrs of massage based education.
During the last few months of schooling she completed an extended class focusing on sports injury, theory, and application. As part of the class she was given the opportunity to work hands-on with local football team the Portland Thunderbolts, getting to attend their practices and games. She frequently integrates the skills developed from this educational experience into her daily massage regime.
In addition to bodywork, Marissa enjoys educating clients about muscles and their actions. This helps clients better understand what could be causing discomfort. She also works hard to teach proper habits, such as muscle specific stretching, to improve daily living.Marissa's passion for massage began when she was young; growing up in a homeopathic (all natural) lifestyle. She believes helping people in a natural way runs in her blood, having several family members in both the massage and chiropractic fields. Outside of work she enjoys all outdoor activities including fishing, camping, and hiking. She loves spending time with her family; cooking together and enjoying a good movie.
Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Licensed Massage Practitioner
Tanner is a high caliber massage therapist with a personal passion for health and well-being. He is skilled in a variety of massage techniques including: swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports, advanced pin and stretch, relaxation, injury assessment and injury rehabilitation. Tanner is committed to the long-term health of clients as well as their short-term relief. He uses his training in therapeutic massage to supply body-work targeted to decrease discomfort and aid in restoration from injury for clients on and individual bases.
As an avid runner, Tanner has found that regular massage can boost recovery and be a valuable training tool to help you run your best. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Our chiropractic assistants, Hayley, Cassidy, Rose and Brittany will be happy to assist you. Their main concern in the office starts by making sure you feel comfortable and welcome when you come in and throughout your visits.