Dr. Shane M. McLaughlin

Shane M. McLaughlin, DC, CCSP, CSCS was born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon and a proud father of two children. He attended Milwaukie high school and later went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Kinesiology from the University of Oregon. Dr. Shane graduated from Western States Chiropractic in 2006 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

He has been active in sports and working with athletes since his days in high-school and has since become CSCS certified~ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Shane has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. The 120 hour post-doctoral program aids the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing diagnostic skills and patient care.

The CCSP accreditation provides a uniform standard of education assuring teams and athletes that the doctor has an expertise in chiropractic sports medicine. There are only 22 others in Oregon with this distinct designation.

Dr. Shane practices full spectrum chiropractic and combines his knowledge of athletics and strength conditioning to also specialize in treating all ranges of athletes, from the weekend warrior to professional athletes.

He has also joined forces with his wife to start Core Elements Chiropractic with the goal of improving the structure and function of the spine and nervous system. His treatment approach encompasses spinal and extremity adjusting, exercise, and nutrition, & lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Arah M. McLaughlin

Arah M. McLaughlin, D.C., C.A.C.C.P. was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where she graduated from the University of Washington with her bachelor of science in Biology. She graduated in 2006 from Western States chiropractic with her Doctorate in chiropractic. In 2010, Dr. Arah was the first chiropractor in Portland Oregon to be certified through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.) allowing specific focus on pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic care.

Dr. Arah is also a happily married mother of two and had both of her children during her rigorous studies in Chiropractic College. It was at this time that she realized the need for pediatric, pregnancy and post-partum chiropractic care for women.

She also spent three years taking additional education for the care of infants, children and moms through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and has been treating this population since her days as a student intern in the Western States outpatient clinic.

In addition, she is currently working towards her Diplomate through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics allowing her the highest level of specialization in pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic care . Dr. Arah strongly believes that chiropractic and lifestyle combined offer the greatest benefit and therefore she also has received an additional certification as a chiropractic wellness lifestyle practitioner (C.C.W.P) through the ICA Council on Wellness Science. She has also continued her education in cranio-sacral therapy with the Upledger Institute to better help the needs of her patients while using a lighter force technique.

Dr. Arah practices full spectrum chiropractic, however she has now combined her passion of caring for children, mothers and moms-to-be with her career as a chiropractor and has joined forces with her husband to start Core Elements Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Della Parker

Dr. Parker is a Naturopathic Physician that treats patients using the model of holistic health. Holistic medicine looks at the health of the whole person rather than their symptoms or condition alone. An individualized treatment plan specific to the patient is always recommended. It is very important that the doctor and patient work together as a team, to achieve wellness. It is very difficult to restore health without a 50/50 partnership.

Tools used by Dr. Parker include: Clinical nutrition, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), homeopathy, botanical medicine, meridian therapy, nutritional response testing (NRT), lab and food allergy assessment, dried blood cell analysis, as well as diet and lifestyle modification. Dr. Parker also prescribes pharmaceutical medications when indicated, and also helps patients wean off of them. It is her belief that when the functioning of the whole body is addressed, rather than isolated symptoms, amazing results can be achieved! We look forward to meeting you and assisting on your journey to better health!


Treatments include a combination of the following:

Whole food nutritional supplements, Clinical nutrition, Botanicals, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Nutrient injections

Common health conditions that patients seek solutions for:

  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Pain syndromes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Colds & the Flu
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Depression & Anxiety

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