Dr. Bryen A. Bell, D.C., B.S., B.Sc. | TPC Clinic Co-Director

Dr. Bryen A. Bell, an award-winning Chiropractic Physician, serves the Pacific Northwest and Greater Portland metro areas. He describes his visionary health philosophy as DREAMS: diet, rest, exercise, alignment, mindset, and stress-management.  His family and sports practice focuses on health performance and wellness through maintenance and prevention, rather than just waiting for a pain crisis.  He has established himself as a leading practitioner of functional and Chiropractic healthcare for over 2 decades. 

Prior to relocating his practice to Oregon, Dr. Bell built his reputation at his Beverly Hills location where, for 10 years,  he treated numerous Hollywood elites and professional athletes. Featured on Fine Living, the Style Network, and the TLC Cable Network, Dr. Bell has been recognized as a wellness specialists. His warm, caring nature, as well as his professionalism and expertise attract patients from all over the country and all walks of life. 

Dr. Bell holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Portland in Business Management (B.S.), and a Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (B.Sc.) from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles campus.

In his free time, Dr. Bell enjoys spending quality time with his wife and TPC Co-founder and Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Alithea Corter, and their two accomplished children.  He currently stays active via weight lifting, mountain biking, fly fishing, and traveling.   He also dabbles in MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as airsoft arena CQB.

He is available to share his commitment and roadmap to DREAMS through corporate and group lectures, and community wellness programs. Read more about Dr. Bell’s chiropractic journey here.

Team Doctor and Director of Chiropractic Services:

    • Portland Thunder, Pro Football – AFL
    • Portland Steel, Pro Football – AFL
    • Westside Christian Men’s Baseball Program
    • Flash Baseball Program
    • Beaverton High School Men’s Lacrosse Team
    • Omega Gymnastics Staff
    • Bridgetown Roller Derby, Portland’s Flat Track Men’s Derby Team
    • Los Angeles Avengers, Pro Football – AFL, 2000-2009
    • Los Angeles Rugby Club (LARC)
    • University of Southern California’s Men’s Rugby Club (during their ’09 Division Champion season)
    • USC Men’s Crew (Trojan Navy)
    • Los Angeles Galaxy Futboleros, L.A.’s premier soccer entertainers
    • Angel City Derby Girls, L.A.’s flat track roller derby organization
    • World Famous USC Trojan Marching Band (wrote and dedicated a Health Manual to improve their overall health and fitness)
    • L.A. Temptation of the LFL (during all 3 World Champion seasons: ’09, ’10, ‘11)
    • World Dodgeball Society (WDS)

Awards, Honors and Accomplishments:

    • 2023 Platinum Winner, “Community Votes Beaverton”
    • Presented limited edition Challenge Coin (minted 1 in 100) by the Mayor of Beaverton, Lacey Beaty for “Excellence and Appreciation”
    • Voted Dual Winner of “Best Business in Beaverton” and “Best of Beaverton,” 2021 by the Beaverton Resource Guide
    • “Best of Beaverton for TPC 2014”
    • “Best of Beverly Hills” BAC to Health Clinic 3 years in a row
    • “Best of Brentwood” BAC to Health Clinic 3 years in a row by the USLBA
    • “Talk of the Town” by yellowpages.com
    • 2004 and 2009 edition of Guide to America’s Top Chiropractors, published by the Consumer Research Council of America
    • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, “Honors Edition,” 2007
    • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2007-2008 Edition
    • Earned top rank: Eagle Scout, 1989
    • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt
    • Taekwondo Black Belt

Memberships and Certifications:

    • Associate Faculty Member and Supervising Clinician for Western States Chiropractic College
    • Associate Faculty Member and Supervising Clinician for Palmer Chiropractic College
    • Past Associate Faculty Member and Supervising Clinician for Southern California University of Health Sciences
    • Past President of the California Chiropractic Association (LA Metro Division)
    • Ski Patrol Team, Cooper Spur Resort 92-93
    • LA County EMT (currently inactive)
    • Medical Board Member for the Venice Nutrition International Team
    • Nutritional Coach certification through the International Board of Nutrition and Fitness Coaching (IBNFC)
    • Consultative School Board for Good Shepherd School of Beverly Hills
    • Committee for Chiropractic Excellence, spear-headed by Cleveland Chiropractic College, LA
    • Beverly Hills Fire Departments’ emergency response team leader
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Dr. Alithea K. Corter, D.C., M.S.G, B.S.G. | TPC Clinic Co-Director

Dr. Alithea K. Corter is a Hawaii native and holds a background in Gerontology. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at USC. She then matriculated to Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) and was honored with the prestigious “Clinic Excellence Award” (awarded to only one intern per year). She was listed in Guide to Americas Top Chiropractor, published by the Consumer Research Council of America.

Dr. Corter is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and was Team Doctor for the Portland Steel, AFL. She was a highly competitive and decorated baton twirler, winning numerous international awards and prestigious honors including a Gold Medal at The International World Championships. In addition, she was the Feature Twirler with the world famous USC “Spirit of Troy” Trojan Marching Band from ’92-’97. She enjoys hula dance, healthy cooking, scuba diving and outdoor events with her family and friends. They have two amazing children and reside in the beautiful city of Beaverton, OR.

Dr. Neil Mennell, D.C. | TPC Associate Doctor

Growing up as a child, Dr. Neil Mennell suffered from chronic headaches and migraines, ultimately leading to neurosurgery at the age of 19. After the surgery, he had no sensation in the back of his head, lost most of the motion in his neck, and continued suffering from headaches. Physical therapy restored some of his movement, but it was still significantly reduced, and the headaches and numbness continued.

Two years later, at the recommendation of a friend, Dr. Mennell went to see a chiropractor. He was astonished at the difference he experienced with the care. He began having fewer headaches and could move his neck more than he had been able to in two years. It was during that care that he was inspired to change his life path to help others through the power of chiropractic.

Dr. Mennell has helped countless people, including children, to find relief through chiropractic care – avoiding the years of struggle with pain and numbness he experienced.

His passion has lead Dr. Mennell to pursue additional training in pediatric chiropractic. He is certified in Webster Technique, trained in Torque Release Technique.

Outside of the office, Dr. Mennell enjoys spending time with his wife and their three sons, working out, and playing on a paintball team.

Dr. Valerie Ferdinand, N.D. | TPC Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Valerie E. Ferdinand is originally from Northern Minnesota, having moved to Portland in 1999. It was here in Portland that she got her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Biochemistry and Micro/Molecular Biology. After finishing those programs she matriculated to National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM/NCNM) and earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine credentials in 2012.

In the last 10 years of practice she has gradually honed her practice to focus on Complex Chronic Disease with a strong emphasis on Immunology and Chronic Pain. It was through this approach that she sought training in Injection Therapies as a way to improve patients’ pain that provided more lasting relief than a medication could provide. Additionally she has attended trainings to review IV nutrition protocols and safety in order to further support the improvement in her patients’ lives.

When not working or researching new approaches to support her patients, Dr. V enjoys spending time in nature with her dog and with friends. Technically she has 2 cats as well – but they don’t go for walks at this time.

Ashley | TPC Director of Patient Relations

Ashley is from San Jose, California but has lived in Oregon since the age of 2. She attended Oregon State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion and Behavior. Ashley is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Health Behavior.

The majority of Ashley’s professional career has involved promoting active and healthy lifestyles among children. She is excited to join our team and continue promoting healthy lifestyles in our community.

In her free time, Ashley loves to spend time with her dog, Stormie. Ashley likes to travel and explore new places. She also enjoys reading and playing the piano.

Lily | TPC Administrative Support

Lily is originally from San Diego, California but has considered herself an Oregonian since she moved here in 2011. Growing up in a big family on a blueberry farm, chiropractic care has been a vital part of her life since age five—between dance, farm work, rock climbing, bee keeping, fencing, and other activities over the years, she has seen benefits as a chiropractic patient practically all her life. After graduating high school she moved to the Portland area from Central Oregon and has been loving it ever since, spending a few years in Portland’s roaring food service industry before finding an opportunity to help patients in an office setting. She is more excited than ever to fulfill a new role in a health-centered environment and connect others with the benefits of chiropractic care. Outside of the office, you’ll find her pinning and preserving insects, practicing electric guitar, or trying to learn a new bachata routine!

Scout | TPC Administrative Support

Scout was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She’s always been interested in medicine and helping people, growing up her favorite coloring books were her mom’s old anatomy textbooks from her massage school days. Since graduating high school she’s tried several different retail positions, and is so excited to now be in healthcare and able to fulfill her dreams of helping the people of her community!

Outside of the office, you’ll find Scout at local trading card shops, trying new recipes, or playing games online with friends! She also has a passion for special effects makeup and costuming.

Olivia | Community Outreach Specialist

Olivia is an Oregon native who grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She moved away to pursue a degree in Public Relations at California State University, Chico and has recently moved back to Oregon, landing in the Portland area to enjoy some cooler weather and more time with family. Olivia grew up hiking the beautiful Oregon trails, running Track & Field, playing volleyball, and participating in competitive ballroom dancing. With all these athletic activities, it is important to her to make her health a priority in her life. She is new to the Chiropractic world and is excited to break into it and share with the community all the benefits that it can provide. In Olivia’s free time, you can find her walking her dog, Ivy, reading a great book, or finding the best new restaurants in town.

Athena | TPC Licensed Massage Therapist

Athena became a graduate of East West College in Portland in March of 2020. She believes that when you take care of and provide wellness for your body, wellness and healing of your mind and soul soon follow. She has deep gratitude for every client that permits her into being a part of their healing journey and she can’t wait to be a part of yours!

Working in a variety of settings has allowed her to gain hands-on experience in a wide berth of massage techniques and modalities. Her specialties lie in Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofascial, and Eastern influences, such as Tui Na, Shiatsu, and soon to include Lomi Lomi massage. She also enjoys using a multitude of tools to achieve optimal results; such as myofascial cups, gua sha, and essential oil aromatherapy. Clients have described her massages as being both deeply relaxing and incredibly therapeutic at the same time; it’s like waking up from a nap in a fresh, new body!

When not working, Athena enjoys cooking lavish meals, cuddling with her cats, playing disc golf, and just generally getting her body outside and moving. She has a bright personality and is always looking for ways to help improve people’s day and it’s hard to catch her without a smile.

Faith | TPC Licensed Massage Therapist

Faith has been a massage therapist for 9 years, graduating from East West College in Portland. She has worked exclusively with chiropractors and acupuncturists. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish, and intra-oral massage therapy which is beneficial for people with TMJ issues and headaches. Faith also has training in reiki and craniosacral therapy. Every session is tailored to the client she’s working with. Faith believes in the body’s amazing ability to heal itself.

Faith has always believed in natural and holistic treatments. Massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments saved her from surgery after two major car accidents. After the first car accident Faith was driven to become a massage therapist because of the healing that she received from treatments.

When she’s not working with clients, Faith is spending time with her husband, 5 boys ages 5-23, all of whom were born at home, camping, reading, or spending time with friends.

Lindsay | TPC Licensed Massage Therapist

Lindsay is a graduate from IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage in Eugene, OR specializing in Swedish massage. Since graduating in 2021, she has added many massage varieties to her skill set including Thai foot massage, Thai stretching, Deep Tissue, Reiki, and the spa modalities of aromatherapy, hot stone massage, and hot towels.

She grew up playing almost every sport including soccer, cheer, dance, softball, track and field, basketball, and volleyball. This fueled her passion to work in the medical field to help prevent injury and manage the damage that has already been done. She believes that human touch can have a major impact on someone’s healing journey and has been in the medical field for many years starting in high school as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She appreciates all who come to her and hopes she can provide healing for you. Her goal is to become a highly skilled massage therapist focusing on sports and holistic medicines.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors literally doing anything, reading, taking care of animals, gardening, and learning new skills. She is currently working on getting her Yoga teaching and herbalist certificate.

Jourden | TPC Stretchologist

Jourden has a background in exercise science and health promotion, graduating from Cal Polytechnic Humboldt. He believes that anybody is capable of improving flexibility and all it takes is dedication and being in tune with yourself. He is always finding new ways and techniques to guide clients in a positive direction.

Outside of TPC, Jourden specializes in sports medicine working with high school athletes directly on the sidelines. Whether it’s immediate care or helping out with rehab exercises he has a multitude of tools to aid in achieving optimal results.

When he’s not working with clients, Jourden is working towards getting his Graduate degree in Athletic Training. He loves to spend time with friends, go hiking with his dog Bruno, and participate in yoga.

Sarah | TPC Stretchologist

Sarah was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where she grew up dancing hula, playing soccer and going to the beach on a daily basis. She moved to Oregon at the age of 15 and at the time was on a hip hop dance team shortly after moving here. Here in Oregon she discovered her passion for rock foraging and tumbling and beach combing. On her off time you can catch her doing either of those, weight lifting at the gym or relaxing with her cats, Indie and Sadie.

Growing up, Sarah also cared for her dad who was diagnosed with polio at the age of 3 and then broke both of his legs later on in life. Caring for her dad by doing his rehabilitative exercises with him, helping to relieve his pain and assist with daily tasks fostered her love for being present in a persons healing journey and improving their overall wellness!

Alexis | TPC Administrative Support

Alexis, originally from Hesperia, California, has crisscrossed the Golden State, residing in locales such as Long Beach, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. In 2023, she embarked on a new chapter in Portland, Oregon, pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Portland State University for a change of scenery and the thrill of exploring unfamiliar terrain. Her academic trajectory is geared towards becoming a psychologist, with a specific focus on clinical psychology.

While Alexis has predominantly navigated the realm of visual arts, boasting over a decade of expertise in film photography and creative direction, she aspires to seamlessly integrate her artistic background into therapeutic settings. Currently, she channels her artistic flair into working with toddlers at a child development center.

When she’s not immersed in her studies or engaged with energetic toddlers, you can find Alexis on hiking trails, savoring culinary delights at new restaurants, and indulging in her passion for film photography.

Jacklyn | TPC Event Assistant

Jacklyn is originally from San Jose, California but moved to Oregon in 2016 with her family. Growing up Jacklyn played water polo and competed in swimming from age 4 to 17. Jacklyn is currently in her last year of University majoring in Public Health with a focus in Health Service Administration at Portland State University. Giving back to her community through health services has always been a priority for Jacklyn. Jacklyn strives to make receiving care accessible through outreach. She values the health of others and believes everyone should be given the opportunity to feel their best.

Outside of TPC, Jacklyn is an Environmental Educator where she works with people of all ages teaching them about local land and animals. Additionally, Jacklyn’s hobbies include photographing nature and her friends, traveling to different cities, and cooking for her friends and family.