Liz Giles grew up on the coast of Maine before pursuing theater and film in Boston and New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in theatre from NYU in 2000.
During her undergraduate years she became fascinated with movement and exploring how our movement patterns tell so much of our story. After college she continued studying and teaching functional movement. Her artistic attraction to movement quickly turned scientific when a pretty significant back injury prompted her to find ways to heal and prevent this injury from recurring. She experienced profound results after practicing Pilates for just a short amount of time. She has been a certified Pilates trainer, focusing on rehab and injury prevention, since 2003. Her desire to do even more for her clients later prompted her to return to school. Dr. Giles earned her doctorate in chiropractic, graduating magna cum laude with both academic and clinical honors, from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Giles works in a partnership with each of her patients to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for them. She spends extra time listening to your story and educating you so that you fully understand your symptoms and condition. Treatments are almost never limited to the chiropractic adjustment. They often include soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercise, as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Giles is constantly exploring and learning new techniques to help her patients. She has taken courses in Graston technique, the Activator method, K-taping, Sacro-Occiptal technique and is certified in A.R.T. (Active Release Technique). Dr. Giles is known for her compassionate and gentle approach and is honored to be nominated as one of Portland Monthly’s Top Docs in both 2016 and 2017.