Meet Our Team
Chiropractor Brian Rueben D.C.
Chiropractor Brian Rueben D.C.
Dr. Rueben studied human biology and nutrition at Cal State Fullerton and received his Doctorate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. During his four years of study at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, courses included biochemistry and nutrition, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology; neurology, x-ray, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Colleges many clinics.
He is a lecturer and an expert in current health and wellness trends who is constantly on the search for the most cutting-edge information to direct the best course of care for the people he serves and takes care of. He has personally coached thousands of people towards improving their lifestyle, overcoming debilitating conditions, and achieving optimal health.
“We offer a different way of thinking about life, healing and wellness, where our care is provided through an understanding and deep respect of the power that creates life.”
Dr. Rueben was born and raised in Southern California, and now lives on the west side of Portland with his wife Tania, son Jack and daughter Olivia. He has been in Chiropractic practice since 1993. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Oregon Doctors or Chiropractic. When not joyfully caring for his practice members, you might find him attending and serving at Rock Creek Community Church, sharing time with his family and friends, or enjoying a round of golf, or a day of hiking or skiing. Sports are a “healthy obsession” for him, although his wife may say otherwise.
Dr. Rueben is passionate and committed to health! He believes that wellness is a process, not a destination, and there is always room for better health! He knows that you don’t have to be sick to get well!
Dr. Rueben sees his Chiropractor weekly to ensure his nervous system is clear and stress-free. He doesn’t take any medications, antibiotics or over-the-counter drugs. He loves to exercise and do just about anything that gets him outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. “Chiropractic philosophy and wellness care has transformed my health!” He exclaims. He lives by the A.D.I.O. principle that states: The Human body heals from Above, Down, Inside, Out.
“I am passionate about helping people reach their full, God given health potential! Have a look around this site and you will find some great information. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to explore how we can help you move towards better health.”
“Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or send me an email and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.”
Dr. Rueben's Chiropractic Experience
I remember like it was yesterday. I was hit with a dose of reality. You see, I was always the “athletic type” and football and baseball were my favorite sports. Like most kids, I thought nothing could go wrong, until I started having terrible hip pain. And that’s not all. I wasn’t able to play baseball anymore. The pain was really hurting my ability to run and play well at all. I was spending all of my time hurting, while my friends had their minds on practice and the next game. My coach told my parents, that until I could run without a limp, I was sitting out. I was frustrated. That’s when my parents took me to the new Chiropractor in town that treated children as well as adults. After just a few adjustments, I was running without pain and back on the playing field! After completing my care I was much stronger and more flexible than before the injury. But there’s more.
I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome as a young boy and had suffered with abdominal pain and discomfort as long as I had known life, and well, somehow, my bowel had started to function properly since I began receiving spinal adjustments! Suffice to say, my entire family have been regular chiropractic patients ever since.
I was so impressed with what chiropractic did for me and my family that I knew I would be involved with it the rest of my life. Little did I know, that as I grew older, chiropractic would be the career choice that has allowed me to help hundreds and hundreds of families just like my own. I feel truly blessed to be able to help families and individuals achieve optimum health and wellness. It is what I am called to do.
Deidre - Chiropractic Assistant
Chiropractic Assistant Deidre
Born and raised in Central Montana, I have always loved the outdoors! In high school I made a trip to Oregon and completely fell in love. Since then it has been my dream to move to Oregon and in October of 2015 my husband and I finally made the move and are so glad we did!
I was first introduced to Chiropractic in January of 2005. The roads were really icy and I stopped at an intersection, but the truck behind me was unable to stop and rear-ended me. I didn’t see it coming and was shocked how quickly it happened and at the aftermath of my car. At first I thought I was ok, but later that day my neck began to get really stiff and I couldn’t move my head to the right without excruciating pain. I thought this was something I’d have to live with for the rest of my life. And that is a pretty scary thought when you’re only 18. A few days after the accident a friend told me to try seeing a Chiropractor and I’m so glad I did! After a few months of care I was able to get back to my daily activities pain free.
When I’m not at the office you’ll more than likely find me outside exploring with my husband Will and our Golden Retriever, Ellie. We love camping, hiking, floating, spending time with family and friends, and playing disc golf.
Lana Wirges - LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist Lana Wirges
Lana has been interested in the healing arts since she was very young, and has been practicing massage since 2008 using a fusion of the techniques she has learned over the years. She feels that massage can have a big impact on one’s well-being and how they interact with the world.
- Deep Tissue
- Tui Na
- Energy Work
Chiropractor Steven Quale D.C.
Chiropractor Steven Quale D.C.
Chiropractic Care Gave Me Relief
Chiropractic Care Improved My Life
As a kid growing up I was very accident prone. As a 2 year old I flew headlong into a rock fireplace and fractured my nose. At 6 years old I fractured my leg while riding my bike. When I was eight I fell off a bunk bed in the middle of the night and landed on my face breaking my nose for a second time. By age 12 I had surgery to remove an unsightly scar on my nose, and as soon as the doctor cleared me to ‘return to play’, I fell rollerblading and fractured my arm in two places, my wrist and not to mention gave myself a nice new scar over my fresh new nose, my parents were not amused.
When I was a little older I managed to break every one of my fingers on separate occasions while competing in downhill skiing. But for some reason the only thing that would ever REALLY hurt me, was my back. I missed school, work, most of the really fun (unsafe) activities that my friends would do, simply because my back hurt too much. I went to the doctor’s office and was prescribed pain medication, which helped, until they wore off.
After graduating from Glencoe High School, I went to community college with no clue what I wanted to do. Eventually, I was told to go see Dr. Rueben by my then girlfriend (now wife). I became a patient and started to feel better. I started paying more attention to what he was doing but it made no sense. How could he be helping me with just his hands, when even the drugs didn’t? So I began to pursue the field of Chiropractic, with the encouragement and guidance of Dr. Rueben.
During the first year of Chiropractic college, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a progressive fusion of the spine. It was what was causing my low back pain and nothing was helping except for Chiropractic. Three and a half years later and after over 300 tests, I graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States Chiropractic College, and began practicing at Back to Basics Chiropractic P.C.
I hope that my story can inspire optimism in all those suffering from chronic debilitating pain. Chiropractic care is an amazing therapy that I believe can improve everybody’s life. Call today to see how I can help!
Growing up, my family had used Chiropractic care for pain relief and general wellness and I knew that was exactly what I need to get back on track. I contacted Back to Basics Chiropractic and met with Dr. Rueben. He was really friendly and went out of his way to help me; he was honest, and told me that I wouldn’t get a simple quick fix.
Chiropractic As My New Career
After receiving chiropractic care from Dr. Rueben, I began to think about what kind of job could interest me for the rest of my life, what would be rewarding, give me freedom and happiness, and what kind of job would make me feel like I accomplished something? I’ve always been interested in the body and have been working out since I was 14 years old; therefore Chiropractic seemed like the perfect choice in fulfilling all of my goals and dreams. I had a good job, but I wanted more, I realized I wanted to be in a field where I could help people.
Over the next eight years I continued to work in the commercial fishing industry and at Intel all while earning my Doctorate in Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland. Chiropractic care is important part of my life; in fact I receive adjustments once a week in order to maintain a healthy body from head to toe. To assist in holding my adjustments I weight train 3-5 days per week and maintain healthy eating habits as well. I hope that my healthy habits inspire you to live a better life with the help of my healing hands.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals of whole body health! Call now to see if I can help!
Sarah - Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Sarah
I am originally from Southern California, and spent some of my adolescent years living in Southern Utah before heading to Northern California. After starting my own family, life brought us to Oregon. I have been in the Beaverton area for about a year now, and am enjoying all the beautiful greenery everywhere. I love getting outdoors and staying healthy. My favorite thing in the world is spending time with my family.
I am receiving Chiropractic care for the first time in my life and am very excited to be doing so. I have experienced back pain for many years and always assumed it was something I would just have to live with. I am learning so many things that Chiropractic care can help with that I had no idea about before and even have my family coming in for their first experiences as well!
Caroline Blake - LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist Caroline Blake
Caroline graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009. She uses her knowledge and training to tailor every session to what the client needs, often combining several specialties into one session. She uses her hands and heart to have every client walk out feeling like they are changed for the better.
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- Hot Stone
- Myofascial Release
Dawn - Office Manager
Office Manager Dawn
I was referred to Dr. Rueben in February of 2005 to see if he could help me with nerve pain that I had been experiencing for over a year. I had never been to a Chiropractor before and I was terrified of being adjusted. At the time I was on a “routine” of getting a cold every three to four months, which I thought was normal. I had been in restaurant management for years and had accepted the pain and my colds as something that was normal because I was getting older and that I would deal with for the rest of my life. After only a few months of treatment with Dr. Rueben, my pain was about 90% better. In May of 2005, I joined Dr. Rueben’s office as his Office Manager. Since that time I still get regular adjustments, my sciatic nerve pain is gone and I never call in sick!
You can count on me to greet you with a smile on the phone and at the door. I will handle all of your billing needs and will do my best to help you with any questions you may have about your Chiropractic care for yourself and your entire family.
When I’m not at work I enjoy camping with friends, stilt walking, scuba diving, doing photography and gardening. With all of my activities outside of work, I now understand how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle in order to play as hard as I work!
Valencia Arciniega - LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist Valencia Arciniega
Valencia has been a certified massage therapist since 2013, graduating with honors from Everest University. She has a passion to help others with a strong belief that as unique individuals we have the ability to heal and become whole on many different levels. As a therapist I educate my clients on whole body health based on their individual needs and strive to help create that balance again. Through massage she has found ways to educate, inspire, and integrate the mind, body, and soul connection.
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- Myofascial Release
- Kineso Taping