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 Harden:
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).

 
Ashley specializes in removing scar tissue/adhesions from soft tissue, ligaments, and joints in order to increase range of motion, mobility, improve circulation, and reduce pain. She incorporates modalities including: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)/Graston/Gua Sha, cupping therapy,   myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Active Release Technique (ART), active/passive joint movement, mobility exercises, Tui Na, and many more.
 
She treats patients from a variety of different backgrounds and lifestyles, who are looking for a welcoming environment where they feel at home. She specializes in treating athletes who are focused on enhancing their performance and preventing injuries. She also treats people recovering from injuries, as well as those seeking relief from chronic and acute pain.
 
Ashley has always felt called to be a healer. After receiving her Master’s of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Chapman University in 2009, Ashley began her career in the mental health field. In August 2017, she decided to transition her career into physical bodywork, and began training with Dr. Beam at Advanced Body Therapeutics. Moving on to furthering her education, she studied anatomy and physiology, sports medicine, and biomechanics at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), and became a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in May 2019. Ashley was once a patient of Dr. Beam and can personally attest to how their work contributes to a healthy body and mind.
 
A native San Diegian, Ashley especially loves spending time in Ocean Beach. She also loves practicing yoga, eating sushi, and listening to records.