Dr. Ameriah Beam:
A board-certified orthopedic specialist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from University of Western States in Portland (whose alumni students are known for producing the highest board test scores). Upon completing her degree, she practiced in Washington and then California with Dr. Shamim Matin who is currently serving as a physician for the Olympic Games. Today, she specializes in non-surgical orthopedics in her clinic at Advanced Body Therapeutics.
Beam commonly treats frozen shoulders, rotator cuff disorders, headaches, sciatica, knee pain, and carpal tunnel.
Because of her background as a commercial fisherman and her personal experience with chronic pain, Dr. beam finds it especially rewarding to treat patients with debilitating conditions that have been told are ”permanent or surgical.” She has also studied the psychology of how these conditions change brain patterns and how different personalities perceive and process pain signals.
She performs a significant amount of graston therapy (scar tissue removal). Scar tissue is the result of traumatic injuries and repetitive microtrauma. The presence of scar tissue is the underlying cause to many musculoskeletal complaints but is often missed by many healthcare professionals.
Great treatment begins with excellence in diagnosis. Dr. Beam is diligent in identifying the pain generators through a complete assessment tailored to each person’s unique body. It is this discipline which has led her to help many patients avoid surgery, find alternative treatment, and experience an ease and freedom within their body that was previously not possible.
“I welcome the challenge and the puzzle,” she says.
Ashley is a graduate of the Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). She is a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).