Entries by Southern Oregon Sports and Spine

High Tech Healing Comes to Southern Oregon Sports & Spine

I am happy to announce that Southern Oregon Sports & Spine is the first office (chiropractic or medical) in Oregon to offer the most recent advanced soft tissue healing modality called the Storz® EPAT® device. EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, which is an evidence-based emerging treatment for patients suffering from acute or chronic […]

Considering Chiropractic as Part of Your Pre-Natal Care

Chiropractic care has become part of birth preparation for many pregnant women. To understand the way that Chiropractic care can contribute to a better birth it is important to pay attention to the mom and baby’s biomechanics throughout pregnancy. The mother’s pelvis has various key ligaments that support her uterus. As the baby grows, their […]

Dr. Marc is Not Retiring

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of my imminent retirement are greatly exaggerated. I am still working and have no plans to retire anytime soon. After 39 years, I think I have figured out a few things about spinal problems and body pain. I am still learning, and still passionate about my chiropractic and rehab work. […]


It’s been awhile since I have written about Active Release Technique (ART®). I’ve been busy finishing up the upper level courses, and thought I would wait until I had completed all of them to give an overview. ART is a soft tissue technique that involves muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. It is a comprehensive […]

What is SOT and How can it Help You? Sacro Occipital Technic Methods of Chiropractic and Chiropractic Craniopathy

An introduction to structural and functional Integrity I am not intending to present a complete background, but to enhance your understanding of how Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT) treatments facilitate your body’s innate healing potential. Sacral Occipital Technic of chiropractic (SOT) and Chiropractic Craniopathy are grounded in scientific research. Since the early 1900’s, SOT has consistently […]

Welcome Dr. Ann

Dr. Marc Heller and Dr. Matt Terreri are pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Michael. Dr. Ann previously practiced bi-hemispherically, spending the winters in Patagonia Chile, and the summers in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Dr. Michael has had 23 years of chiropractic experience. She is certified through the International Society of Craniopathy as a Craniopath. She practices […]

Winter Whiplash

As I drove to work the other day after our recent snow, I saw a car that had skidded off the road and had nosed precariously into a drainage ditch. It was a stark reminder that even with a little snowy and icy weather, things can go bad quickly. Here are some important safety points […]


Technology plays a large role in health care, and the typical chiropractic office is no exception. Practitioners have more “tools” at their disposal now more than ever. During treatment, I am often asked, “hey what’s that thing over there?” or “what’s this thing do?”. It usually sparks good conversation, so I thought I might share […]

“Who Gets Well?”

Who gets well? These are observations from my 39 years of chiropractic practice. They apply specifically to the kinds of conditions that patients come to the chiropractor for. One of the most important axioms of health care is, “First, do no harm.” This applies both to you as the suffering patient, and to your doctors. […]


Hello Folks, I think most people have hurt their low back (including me) at one time or another. Some people choose to see a chiropractor and some do not. For those who do not, consider the following: A new study from JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) Network (JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180105) was recently published […]

Welcome Dr. Cody

As the new chiropractor joining Southern Oregon Sports and Spine, I am excited to be part of an established and respected community of doctors. Through my years of education and training, one major question I’ve had is, how do I get someone out of pain as quickly as possible and keep them out of pain? This […]

Yours in Health

Have you ever known change was coming and that it would be good for you but it meant you had to let go of something first? For better or worse, this seems to be applicable to so many aspects of our lives. Whether it’s beginning a new endeavor, moving, or finally deciding to make that […]

Get Well Quickly

LocalsGuide: Why do patients get better so quickly at your office? Dr Heller: I’ve thought about this a lot. For one, we are committed to getting patients better as quickly as possible. This is where we start -attempting to help you get well as quickly as humanly possible. Our bottom line is about you! Two, […]


Repetitive stress also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is the leading musculoskeletal injury problem in the workforce and general population. In fact, federal statistics show it has now even surpassed back pain. In general, CTD stems from overuse or repetitive motions that cause inflammation, pain, weakness, stiffness and decreased circulation. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and […]

Kids and Chiropractic

Ever wonder if you should take your child to a pediatric chiropractor? If you were planting a tree, would you rather it grew straight, strong, and healthy the first time, or would you prefer to try to correct issues after it grew “crooked” for 20 years? The scenario is similar with children – during such […]

Olympic Model of Medicine

I just returned from the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center helping Olympians prepare for their 2017 winter season. Bobsled, Luge, Skeleton and Ariel Skiing were hard at work getting ready to compete. While I was there I managed my fair share of aches and pains, as well as concussions and ice burns (traveling down an […]