Entries by Southern Oregon Sports and Spine


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 […]

Bust a Move

Most of us experience low back pain sooner or later. Studies show that most low back pain eventually goes away at least temporarily, but what happens when it keeps returning? It usually starts with improper movement, but can end in a variety of low back ailments. Watch a young child squat to the ground. The […]

Crossfit Parenting

As a mom of three, I know caring for your little ones and home-making can be overwhelming. Some days can feel like cross-fit competitions gone wild.  There’s the raucous noise, the acrobatics, the unpredictable outcomes, but without all the cash prizes.  Have you ever wrestled a squirming toddler into his car seat, heaved an infant […]


by Matt Terreri, DC, CCSP   “Even though I’m not an athlete…?” This is a question I’m frequently asked, and the answer is YES! At least in the realm of sports chiropractic medicine and musculoskeletal injuries. Fifteen years ago I started working with athletes from the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÒ, and now work with the sports […]