Dr. Juratovac began his chiropractic journey when, at the age of 14, he went to a chiropractic office for the first time. As the son of a massage therapist, Dr. J grew up being taught the importance of muscle health, spinal movement, and how an active lifestyle paired with smart nutrition can impact your entire life. This seed carried him through high school when he first thought of becoming a chiropractor, but it wasn’t until a job shadow in a chiropractic clinic that made him realize helping people was what he was meant to do.
Even though there is a chiropractic school right here in Portland, Dr. J decided to head to Minnesota for his education. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at St. John’s University in 2013, and continued his formal education with a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2016. Dr. J is committed to the philosophies of chiropractic that first inspired him when he was younger. In 2017 he completed post-graduate education as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P) in order to help patients better understand that his main focus is preventative care and wellness, not just for now but a lifetime. This post-graduate education gave Dr. J a new view of lifestyle, and helps him provide his patients the tools and custom treatments to achieve that goal.
Beyond his formal education, Dr. J has completed multiple continuing education courses to remain current and to serve his patients in the best possible way. He is a yearly attendant of ChiroFest to discover more about the art and sciences of the chiropractic profession. Dr. J is proficient with therapeutic taping methods, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapies, and orthopedic work. While his passion is with wellness and prevention, he has vast experience with auto- and work-related injuries, acute pain, and sports injuries. He has recently discovered a love for pediatric chiropractic care so that infants to teenagers can get the foundation their bodies need to live a long and healthy life.
When Dr. J isn’t in the clinic you can most likely find him on a snowboard at Timberline on Mt. Hood, spending quality time with his family, or hitting his mat for a hot yoga class as either a student or an instructor.
Meet the Staff
Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, Grace moved to Portland in March of 2017. Grace comes to ELEVATE Wellness + Chiropractic with over 10 years of medical billing experience, specific to chiropractic clinics.
Grace first became interested in chiropractic care after a snowboarding accident in 2003. She walked into a clinic with crutches, and walked out the doors without them. Ever since, she’s been a loyal chiropractic patient and a believer in the care and philosophy.
In her free time she enjoys Pilates, spending time with new friends out on new adventures, and hanging back some days with good wine and her dog and cat, Diamond and Rocky.
If you have insurance or billing questions, Grace is your girl!
Tara was born and raised in Oregon, and joined ELEVATE Wellness + Chiropractic after 3 years with a Naturopathic office. She is a student at Portland Community College, studying for her Associate’s Degree in Science. In her free time, Tara enjoys crocheting, cooking, quality time with her husband, and cuddles with her pup Quincy and kitty Eleanor Rigby. Tara’s favorite thing about chiropractic care is to see patients get the care and help needed so they can start to feel better and enjoy life more fully.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Heather received her massage therapy training from National Holistic Institute in 2013 and has been practicing ever since. Through a mixture of deep tissue, cupping, and trigger point therapy she relieves the trauma of the body, allowing for deeper healing and greater enjoyment of life. She believes that pain tells us when something needs to be paid attention to and through her intuition, as well as her understanding of the muscular system, she will tailor your experience to fit your needs and guide your body into better health.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Clint has been a practicing massage therapist for over a year and loves his work. “It’s one of the most challenging jobs I’ve ever had but it’s also the best. It’s tough to beat directly helping another human being and it’s even sweeter when clients come back to me reporting that now they are able to enjoy the activities they love without distraction from pain. Sometimes I feel quite selfish because giving a great massage makes ME feel good.”
I believe I have been led to this work through a pulling desire to live out a path with heart. I’ve held a million different jobs, I’ve got a bachelors in fine art, but no work yet has been as meaningful to me as giving massage.
Clint practices Deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, Reiki and Craniosacral therapy and plans to become certified in the modality of cupping.
Clint loves being outdoors with his wife and beagle puppy. He loves family, He enjoys drawing, writing, playing guitar, video games/board games with friends, reading paper books, animation and film, meditation, yoga, singing to himself and stand up comedy. He also possesses a sound understanding of everything Incredible Hulk.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Chelsea’s integrative touch helps clients’ find ease and comfort in their bodies. She utilizes elements of deep tissue, fascial release and structural balancing to facilitate clients’ healing and recovery. With eight years of studying yoga and a martial art, Chelsea has a deep understanding of body reading. Her background in organic farming, habitat restoration and animal husbandry has blessed her with strong hands that confidently connect with tissues. She looks forward to exploring the path to healing with you!
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