Michael Estes MS, ATC:
Michael Estes MSATC is our rehabilitation and strength specialist. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree from OSU in Athletic training and a Master’s degree in Human Physiology from U of O, so we’ve got both the Ducks and Beavers covered! He is also board eligible as a certified strength and conditioning specialist
Many of you may recognize him as he is also the CCHS athletic trainer, where he works with athletes in injury prevention, emergency care and injury rehabilitation. Michael says: “My favorite part of being an athletic trainer is helping people who have had an injury rehab and return to play/life at a higher level than before they were injured. I enjoy teaching people about proper movement and how it can help them avoid injury. I have a special interest in postural correction and ergonomics.”
Michael grew up in Prineville and loves this community. He has always wanted to return to the area and help people. “I am loving being back in Central Oregon and look forward to raising my 3 children in the same town my wife and I grew up in.”
At Slater Chiropractic, he will work with our team of Chiropractors, Massage therapists and assistants in working not only with our local athletes of all levels but many of our patients with chronic or recurring injuries and pain.
As part of our patient focused team approach, we can help with back and neck pain, MVC and Work injuries, post-surgical rehab and general strength and conditioning. Michael will do in office treatment, exercise and rehabilitation, as well as developing home programs with an emphasis in ergonomic and postural correction. He will also be our specialist in Graston technique instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.
Shyla Colovos: Licensed Massage Therapist 12770
I'm Shyla Colovos and I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006. I offer a variety of Professional Massage techniques including; Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Massage. I have had 8 months experience working in a spa, and I also worked in a busy Physical Therapy office for over 3 years.
I was born and raised in Prineville and I have been living in Central Oregon since. I am excited to be a part of the Slater Chiropractic Team. I look forward to meeting new patients and seeing the ones I already know!
I live in Redmond with my husband and our shih tzu Zach. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love the outdoors, playing tennis, softball, golf, and running.
There is nothing as frustrating and uncomfortable than being in pain, so come visit me at Slater Chiropractic.
I look forward to seeing you for a massage!
Kara Doherty: Licensed Massage Therapist 17914
Kara is a born and raised Bend but has had the opportunity to live in Southern California,
Kara obtained her Oregon State License in Massage Therapy in February 2011, and has been nationally recognized by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards for completion of the written massage licensing exam.
After obtaining her license she began working in physical therapy as a physical therapy aide and massage therapist in
Kara is passionate about providing experience and knowledge to others about the importance of our health through preventative care. She continues to challenge her abilities in providing optimal therapeutic massage through continuing education, independent research and networking with other health care providers.
Angela Moon Massage Therapist #21079
Slater Chiropractic would like to welcome our new massage therapist Elizabeth Rausch to Prineville. Elizabeth started massage school right after high school and she received her Oregon massage license in the fall of 2011. Her favorite massage technique is deep tissue and myofascial release. Elizabeth was born and raised in Bend and still lives locally to be close to friends and family. She worked for two years at a spa and for a chiropractor in Bend before coming to Slater Chiropractic. Some of her hobbies include kayaking, sewing and needle point. In the past she has enjoyed Tae Kwon Do and also Belegarth which is foam weapon fighting sport.