Dr. Sean Conte earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences and his bachelor’s degree in communications from Suffolk University in Boston. Dr. Conte had over 5 years of experience as a fitness trainer before obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. His background in fitness has helped shape his treatment style and philosophy. As an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Conte hates being sidelined by injuries. For this reason, he has always enjoyed helping people of all fitness levels return to their activities. Dr. Conte has experience treating people of all different age ranges and backgrounds. He combines classic chiropractic care with rehabilitative and therapeutic exercise, with the goal of improving health and wellness in all areas of patient’s lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning.
Katherine, a Colorado native, grew up participating in an array of winter sports, running and dancing, giving her an innate fascination with the inner workings of the human body. She received her first acupuncture treatment at nine years old, making her a lifelong acupuncture patient and a true believer in the magic of East Asian medicine.
Katherine graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2018 with her master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is also accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is enthusiastic about tackling any health condition that may cause trouble. She has happily been with D’Vida since January 2019.
Michelle specializes in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She became an avid believer in the powers of oriental medicine during her studies at Naropa University and the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She graduated in 2007 with her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She then completed an advanced 12-week acupuncture clinical training at YueYang hospital in Shanghai, China.
Michelle opened D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton in 2012. She is passionate about creating a culture at the clinic that is warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Michelle focuses on creating and maintaining a team of providers and staff members who provide highly effective care and are passionate about what they do. In her time off, she enjoys gardening, DJing, snowboarding, traveling with her husband, Jack, and hanging with their kitty cat Annie.
Henry was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Since graduating from East West College of Healing Arts, he has strived to support the health of the people surrounding us. It is his strong belief that by doing this, he can do his part in a thriving community.
While he discovered that each individual requires a unique massage approach, he also learned that targeting all tissue layers surrounding an affected area is crucial for maximizing the therapeutic benefits of a massage. By employing a slow and methodically focused massage technique, he has achieved the most success in alleviating pain and tension for his clients. He has been trained in and has practiced Myofascial, Swedish, Muscle Energy techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Craniosacral, and more approaches to massages in both medical and wellness environments.
Because of his belief that every person needs a different massage, you can find Henry doing both a light touch and accessing the deeper tissues indirectly through the body’s fascia or more direct approaches through a deeper pressure on any given day. He strives to find what is most effective for each patient and meet them there on common ground. When not giving massages, you can find Henry out in the woods exploring and trying to find the places seldom touched by humans or at the barbeque grilling for some friends.
Susie Chriswisser is an intuitive and compassionate massage therapist. Her specialty is creating a safe and caring massage experience graced with love for you to genuinely heal and release pain and feel cared for and pampered during your session with her.
Susie believes that true caring starts with the self first. By taking care of our body, mind, and spirit, we can better care for those we love and be the best versions of ourselves. This is called Self-Love and is a must to live an empowered life and empower those we love.
A session with Susie is a special experience where her intuitive touch creates a soothing and safe space for sacred healing. Her compassionate guidance of self-care and self-love support you in extending this empowering experience into your life!
Favorite quote: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”-Friedrich Nietzsche
Alissa is passionate about massage therapy because she believes we hold physical and emotional traumas within our tissues and that when we treat the body holistically, we can help heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Hello, my name is Karla Vaides. I am currently a student at Portland Community College and studying to become an Ultrasound Technician. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and have worked in customer service for the last four years, which has helped me break out of my comfort zone.
Along with that, I also volunteer at Kaiser Permanente, making sure patients are welcomed and guided upon entering for their appointments. In my free time, I enjoy baking and spending time with my family and my fiancé. At D’vida, my goal is to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knows that I am always willing to help where I can.
Melissa joined D’Vida in 2018, and although new to chiropractic care, she quickly realized the importance of self-care and wellness. She is fluent in Spanish and comes to us with many years of experience in the customer service industry. As part of our front office staff, you will see her friendly face at various times during the week, helping patients.
A native Oregonian, she loves exploring the coast with her family but also enjoys staying in with a good book. An avid coffee drinker, you will almost always see her with a cold brew!
When you call the office, her friendly voice is the first you hear! Brizeida is certified as a Chiropractic Assistance, which allows her to assist Dr. Rhodes. She truly has a big heart and is always ready to lend a hand. She genuinely cares about everyone she meets, and her positivity is contagious. She loves spending time with her son, exploring new places, traveling outdoors, sunsets at the beach, and road trips.