Dr. Stephen G. Ray, D.C.

Meet Dr. Stephen G. Ray

Dr. Stephan Ray has been in active practice for nearly 45 years. Over the years Dr. Ray developed successful Chiropractic practices in Oregon and Hawai’i. He recently joined the Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts where he specializes in the treatment of patients injured in automobile crashes.

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Chiropractic Care for Children and Infants

Some of our patients wonder “is chiropractic safe for kids?” We always encourage our patients to do what they feel comfortable with. That said, we also encourage them to bring their young ones in for a consultation at the minimum to see if chiropractic care could be helpful—both to support healthy systems, to prevent injury, and to address any pain or discomfort they may be experiencing.

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New patient at Shephard Clinic

New Patients Welcome

Finding a new chiropractor—maybe it wasn’t at the top of your priorities last year, but now that you’ve turned the calendar over and it’s 2023, it’s definitely time to find a Portland chiropractor that can help you achieve your wellness goals and get you back in alignment.

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New Year, New Goals

It’s time to set your new year goals, your resolutions, and your intentions this January. Even if you dread starting over, having a clean slate can help get you back on track so you can live your life to the fullest. This is our best guidance on goals so you can have a new year that revives and delights you.

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Why Stick With Your Treatment Plan?

Having a treatment plan seems like a great idea until life gets busy, right? Like anything else in life, you don’t want to go one step forward and two steps back. Adhering to your treatment plan can minimize relapses and help you maintain your health beyond just pain relief.

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Beyond Your Back with Chiropractic

The first thing a person may think of when they hear “chiropractor” is the spine. It’s true: the spine is central to the body, both physically and in terms of structure and support. However, chiropractors deal with the health of the whole body, not just the spine. Go one step further. If chiropractors can help your spine, imagine what they can do for your extremities. Imagine how good your arms, legs, knees, hands and feet could feel with the help of adjustments.

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Orthotics at the Chiropractor

Did you know you can get orthotics from your chiropractor? At Shephard Chiropractic Clinic, we’ll diagnose your condition, verify with your insurance, take the casting, and submit to insurance for payment. Read on to learn how we do the casting, and why someone might benefit from using orthotics from a chiropractor.

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Is Chiropractic Forever?

Like anything worth having, chiropractic is not a quick fix, but rather an investment in your ongoing health. Because injuries happen regularly (big or small) and habits are formed day-to-day, it’s important to keep your chiropractor appointments regular to address specific issues or keep your body aligned through health maintenance check ups.

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