Wellness Center Staff
Milwaukie Chiropractic Center is made up of a team of chiropractic and massage therapy professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our doctors of chiropractic are all Board Certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with office staff in order to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health. You can learn more about our chiropractors and massage therapists.
Keith D. Johns D.C., P.C.
I originally became interested in medicine in high school. Immediately upon graduation, I entered the military and worked as a medical corpsman. After a couple of years, I continued education and became a respiratory therapist. I spent over 15 years specializing in adult critical care, E.R, neonatology, and pediatrics. Eventually, I started looking around at various aspects of medicine including alternative care medicine and stumbled upon chiropractic. That changed the whole direction of my life.
I graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1989 and opened Milwaukie Chiropractic Center in November the same year. My philosophy was simple: provide the best service, care, and experience one could expect to receive when seeing their doctor and everything else will fall into place.
I have enjoyed over 26 years of practice taking care of my friends, families, and surrounding communities. When I am not at the office you can find me somewhere with my family, at the gym, dirt biking, quad riding, cycling, running, boating, snowboarding, wake boarding, swimming or somewhere on the road, just traveling.
We have grown steadily over the past 21 years and now have a staff of 18 and we are open six days a week. I have been blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful, professional group of people every day.
Theresa White D.C.
I have been a chiropractor for fifteen years now. I moved here from California in 1996 with my three kids to go to chiropractic school. I graduated from WSCC in 2000 and practiced in Oregon City for many years. I joined Milwaukie Chiropractic Center in January 2008. When I’m not working, I like to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family as well as hiking, skiing, and boating. I also enjoy cooking and fermenting foods.
With experience I have learned that the philosophy ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t work well, I have incorporated multiple chiropractic techniques for adjusting. I use diversified, which I learned at WSCC and with ongoing education and training I have learned some other gentle methods which include the Freeman Method, SOT, Activator, and drop table. This makes for a nice variety of chiropractic adjusting methods and techniques to offer my patients.
My patients are of all ages, both young and old. I treat patients with auto injuries, work injuries, and sports injuries. I treat pregnant moms and new babies suffering with ailments from colic to torticollis. I treat children with scoliosis, injuries and ear infections. I treat patients with aches and pains to patients with fibromyalgia. Sure, I treat spinal problems, subluxations, disc bulges, and arthritis, but I also treat extremities from shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and feet. All of these problems depend on a healthy nervous system in order for them to heal.
Life is too short and it is meant to be enjoyed. Don’t accept living with pain.
We have a great team in our office here at Milwaukie Chiropractic Center, from the doctors and massage therapists, to our receptionists and billing department. We are here to help you!
Erica Staehle D.C., M.S.
My name is Erica Staehle. I was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon, and in the past year have gotten married, built a house, and settled into the Clackamas/Happy Valley area, and become a first time mom to my beautiful son, Jackson. During high school, I always knew I wanted to be in the healthcare profession; I was just not sure where I fit in.
In 2004 I attended Oregon State University for my undergraduate degree, transferred to Portland State University in 2007 to finish up my Bachelor of Science, Organismal Biology and minor in public health. For the past 10 years during my educational journey, I have worked at Oregon Health and Science University, as well as Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Here I was able to find out my passion for alternative medicine. I learned some of the most excruciating aches and pains do not always have to be fixed by surgery. A specific instance stands out in my head that changed my life completely: one day working in the hospital with another nurse assessing a patient with apparent cervical spine distortion, the nurse, instead of focusing on the medical issues at hand that could be masked by a prescription, focused his major complaint, which was muscular shortening in his neck. After leaving the room I asked the nurse where his nursing assessment came from because it was a different approach than I had ever seen, he stated he was in his final year of chiropractic school and shared with me how much he had learned about alternative medicine as well as the benefits.
From 2009-2012 I attended University of Western State’s where I earned my Doctorate in Chiropractic and Master’s in Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation. During my master’s degree, I was the athletic trainer for David Douglas, Roosevelt, Portland Christian, and Parkrose High Schools. I also have been the treating doctor at multiple triathlons, biathlons, marathons, Tough Mudder obstacle course events, Seaside Volleyball Tournaments, soccer tournaments, UFC events, wrestling tournaments, and Hood to Coast. My working experience has helped shape me into a well-rounded doctor with a widened scope of medical practice, empathy, and knowledge base to provide to my patients. I am also a Graston-certified doctor, which means I use a chiropractic technique that is an instrument–assisted soft tissue mobilization that treats scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. I emphasize on treating: headaches, neck aches, low back pain, athletes, patients with old/present athletic injuries (wrist, shoulder, knee, ankle, hip, etc.) , pre– and postnatal care for pregnant women, geriatrics, soft tissue injuries, muscle, ligaments, neuromuscular re-education.
When I am not at work I enjoy spending time my family, friends, being a mom, running, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, snow skiing, and cooking.
Steven L. Sebers D.C., F.A.C.O.
I graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (currently University of Western States) in 1989 and have been practicing in the Clackamas and Milwaukie area since then. I am a board certified chiropractic orthopedist (Fellow Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists) with a primary focus of treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Joseph Brignac III, D.C.
My career in healthcare began at Louisiana State University, where I received my B.S. in Kinesiology with minors in Psychology and Sociology. During my time at LSU, I garnered a deep appreciation for the therapeutic benefits of Chiropractic and became passionate about serving people using its principals. To achieve this, I attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida, graduating with my Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2013. In my time at Palmer, I developed skills in a variety of adjusting techniques and soft tissue therapy, including Graston, Flexion & Distraction, and Diversified techniques. In my spare time, I enjoyed volunteering with homeless veterans, working with them to ease their discomfort and listen to their stories.
After graduation, I worked for several years as an independent contractor with a well-established chiropractic center in New Orleans. Those years gave me valuable experience in handling a variety of cases and allowed me to hone my personal chiropractic technique. I enjoy treating people of all ages, with each plan of care and treatment tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs. My primary focus is on people dealing with musculoskeletal ailments and injuries, including but not limited to neck pain, back pain, headaches, auto accident injuries, work-related cases, and athletic injuries. My overall goal is to alleviate pain using the latest chiropractic techniques while educating patients to improve their overall health and wellness.
Recently transplanted from New Orleans, I am thrilled to have found a new place to practice and call home at Milwaukie Chiropractic Center. Exploring Oregon has been an incredible experience, rich in new surroundings, culture, and people. As I’ve come to know my new state, I’ve developed a love for the outdoors, and now spend much of my free time hiking and kayaking. While I will miss Louisiana and its deep traditions of Mardi Gras, crawfish boils, and LSU football, I am thrilled to take this next step in my career, serving the communities of Portland and surrounding areas.
Tanner Johns D.C., B.S.
I was born and raised in the Clackamas/Happy Valley Oregon area. I played basketball and football in high school, then went on to play basketball in college at Southern Oregon University (formerly known as SOC) in Ashland, Oregon. At the start of my college career I studied business and marketing. It was during a summer part time job here at Milwaukie Chiropractic Center that I developed a passion for health care. I observed how appreciative patients were after their symptoms were relieved and how it improved their quality of life. It was then that I wanted to change my career path and pursue becoming a Chiropractor to be able to help people like this.
I graduated from the University of Western States here in Portland, Oregon in December 2017. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic. I implement a variety of manual therapy techniques such as diversified adjusting, Flexion-Distraction, McKenzie, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), neuromuscular rehabilitation, and Kinesio Taping. I focus mainly on acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions like neck and back pain, headaches, whiplash, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and athletic injuries, with the intent to minimize pain and improve function to get you back to performing the things you like to do on a day to day basis. I may be young, but I am very well trained, dedicated, devoted and passionate about people’s health and well being that I will do everything in my power to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
When I am not in the office treating patients you will find me doing many different things; ATV/Quad riding, boating, snowboarding, at the gym (BFit/24 Hour Fitness in Clackamas), hiking, traveling, and going to Blazers/Ducks games.
FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I played basketball representing the USA in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 6th/7th grade.