Natural Medicine for the Athlete in You.

The main thing that makes athletes different is their attitude. Even if they've never won a race, they're committed to do the best with the limitations they have. They set big, realistic goals. They see challenge as a chance to grow. Most of all, they believe that what they get back is worth what they put into it. 

 

 
 
 

A COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE THAT NO ONE ELSE OFFERS.

More than just natural medicine. No two people are identical, what works for one may not work for others. Healthcare should be more personalized.  

No off the shelf.  

No checkboxes.

 No one size fits all.  

With the time to intensely focus on you and with the expertise to help you meet your goals.  Whether that be freedom from pain, feeling your best or out-and-out winning.

 
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Sports Medicine

A Holistic approach to injuries and performance

Dr. Shays is an expert in sports therapy, nutrition and those seeking peak performance.  Find out more...

Musculoskeletal + Ultrasound

Diagnosis of acute and chronic conditions 

Musculoskeletal conditions may result from a wide range of processes including injury, inflammation, infection, metabolic or endocrinological conditions.  Find out more

Health Optimization

HELPING YOU FEEL YOUR BEST THROUGH DIET, LIFESTYLE AND REJUVENATING MEDICAL TREATMENTS.

A healthy lifestyle contributes to a superior performing body and mind.  Through nutrition, supplements, exercise and natural therapies, Dr. Shays will help you get there.  Find out more...

RE Sports Wellness

RE SPORTS WELLNESS GUIDES BEGINNER, RECREATIONAL, AMATEUR AND ELITE ATHLETES.

Sports medicine modules that focus on improving and maintaining the performance, function and balance of your whole body.

Meet Melissa Shays, ND, LAc, CISSN

Photo credit:  Mariva England

Photo credit: Mariva England

Dr. Melissa Shays is a Naturopathic Physician and licensed Acupuncturist. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Utah State University following a year of AmeriCorps service helping the medically underserved. She attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated with both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Melissa has attended the Medicine of Cycling Conference and Medical Emergencies in Cycling Conference at USA Cycling for 5 years. She has also attended the PT MESS course with US Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine.

She has gained experience in treating hormones, pain, sports injury and endurance athletes while working at Portland Women's Wellness Center, an integrated gynecology clinic and Upper Echelon Fitness, a sports performance facility. She works with several cycling teams and enjoys helping individuals ranging from national level elite cyclists to patients wanting to become more active.

Melissa is a member of the Medicine of Cycling group, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, International Society of Sports Nutrition and Toastmasters International.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education of the Heath Professional - Stanford Univerisity with USADA

International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference

Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection Seminar