Dr. Nicholas Brown is a chiropractic physician who specializes in sports medicine. While obtaining his bachelors degree in exercise performance and health sciences, Dr. Brown competed in football and lacrosse at Husson University. He received multiple all-conference awards, and he was selected to compete in the NEILA Senior All-star game.
After graduation, Dr. Brown moved to Oregon where he met his wife, Sam. She introduced him to her chiropractor. Many of Dr. Brown’s lingering issues were quickly resolved and his interest in the field of chiropractic was sparked. Shortly after, Dr. Brown attended the University of Western States where he obtained his doctorate in chiropractic and masters in sports medicine.
Dr. Brown lives in Eugene with his wife and their two children. They enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors that Oregon has to offer. He also enjoys staying active and competing in jiu jitsu. Dr. Brown is excited to serve the people of the Eugene and Springfield area and enjoys helping his patients meet their health care goals and become more active their daily lives.
Dr. Gregg Gittins is a Chiropractor specializing in sports injuries and spinal rehabilitation and his been in private practice in Eugene, Oregon for the past 24 years. After obtaining his Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Oregon, Dr. Gittins pursued his dream of becoming a Chiropractor at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After graduating in 1994 and establishing his practice Dr. Gittins built a large and loyal following of patients who appreciated his individualized care and skilled adjusting techniques.
In order to enhance his knowledge and skills, Dr. Gittins pursued further training as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, receiving his certification by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. This accreditation is shared by only 3% percent of all licensed Chiropractors in the nation. Dr. Gittins is a specialist in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and chronic lower back pain. Dr. Gittins teaches that strength is truly medicine.
In 2003, Dr. Gittins partnered in the creation of Lane County’s first state-of-the-art spinal rehabilitation center focusing on progressive resistance exercise utilizing superslow training and MedX rehabilitation equipment. This combination of technology and training method has become known as the safest and most efficient way to strengthen and rehabilitate the body. Treatment protocols focus on individuals who are tired of dealing with recurring lower back or neck pain or with those who just want to feel better and get stronger. After seeing the incredible benefits of combining the best of chiropractic along with a safe and effective spinal strengthening program we changed our name to reflect our common goal – to help people overcome pain and regain normal function by getting them … Back2Strength.
Dr Andrew Huston’s journey in chiropractic started when he injured his back as a collegiate track athlete Louisiana State University. Treated for the wrong diagnosis for over a month by the athletic training staff, he was referred to the team chiropractor, Dr Corbin, who was able to accurately diagnose and treat the root cause of Dr Huston’s pain and he returned to running about a month later. This positive experience led to Dr Huston pursuing his own career as a chiropractor.
A child of two educators and lifelong athlete, Dr Huston brings a passion for education and developing a healthy lifestyle to each encounter. Dr Huston provides attentive, thoughtful care designed to help you reach your specific goals. Regardless if you just want to pick up your grandkids pain free, looking for an extra 25 yds on your drive, or just want to feel and move better, Dr Huston is committed to helping you along your personal health and wellness journey.
When Dr Huston isn’t in the office, he loads up his adventure van with his wife, 5 kids, and 2 dogs to go explore all of the great outdoor recreation opportunities available in Oregon.
Jenny trained at Southwest Acupuncture College in New Mexico, graduating in 2010. Areas of focus included primary care, pain management, pediatrics, nutrition, and herbology, as well as every aspect of Traditional East Asian Medicine, such as cupping, moxibustion, acupressure, gua sha, tui na, shiatsu, and qi gong. She participated in several internships, including terms at a rehabilitation hospital, providing treatments at a women's shelter, and working with a foster children's program.
Professionally, she has been a part of many teams, including practicing at a cancer treatment center where she assisted in the opening of a new integrated health clinic that offered acupuncture to chemo patients. In addition, she has mentored with Chinese trained acupuncturists, treats in a group setting, and has worked in a busy chiropractic office in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jenny is a member of the non-profit organizations Acupuncturists Without Borders and the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. For the past six years, she was part of an acupuncture and reflexology massage team in Eugene, Oregon, focusing on supportive care for pain and medical conditions, as well as stress relief and preventive care. She continues to treat patients at a community clinic in south Eugene, providing acupuncture to those who may not otherwise have access to care.
Jenny is very excited to join the Back 2 Strength team and continuing to deliver exceptional acupuncture care to the Eugene and Springfield community.
Eric is a very accomplished trainer and comes to us from the Downtown Athletic Club, where he’s spent 9 years as a personal trainer. He has worked thousands of hours one on one helping people reach their health and wellness goals.
As a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Eric maintained Dean’s List status while receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Physical Education and a concentration in coaching. As part of his degree, he completed a 400 hour internship in corporate wellness at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Eric has furthered his education by completing requirements to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Personal Trainer (ACTION and ACE), as well as a Golf Conditioning Specialist (GMP Fitness). These are some of the highest certifications in his field.
Eric is an avid golfer, basketball player, hiker, and overall sports fan (favorite teams are everything Ducks, Dallas Cowboys, Portland Trailblazers, and the LA Dodgers). We are confident his experience both in and out of the gym will make him a valuable asset in helping you with your recovery and achieving your personal fitness goals.
Marci has worked in the Chiropractic field in Eugene since 1996 and as a licensed Massage Therapist since 2001. Over the past 17 years, Marci has specialized in Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue and injury recovery techniques, as well as pregnancy and post-partum massage.
With confident hands, Marci uses her knowledge of cupping, T-bar therapy, myofascial trigger point therapy, fascial abrasion and positional release techniques to help the body heal. Her patients report excellent improvement in the relief of headaches and ongoing pain patterns. You will enjoy her healing hands.