Total Wellness at Total Performance

February 2019

Total PerformanceThorsen Chiropractic has been providing services in Southern Oregon for 23 years. It has added so many services to its repertoire that on January 1, 2019, they officially changed their name to Total Performance Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, located at 1328 NW 6th Street. The center is now a collaboration of chiropractic and sports medicine, massage and manual therapy, nutrition, personal training, group classes, and sports performance training, all under one roof. The owners are Scott Thorsen, DC, CSCS; Nick Baker, DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS; and Nate Baker, DC, MS.

Scott grew up in the Rogue Valley and has a BS degree in Nutrition from OSU, received his massage therapy license in 1994, and graduated with honors from Western States Chiropractic College in 1995. He returned to Grant Pass to open Thorsen Chiropractic in 1996.

“I have always been interested in wellness-oriented care and helping people beyond what the ‘traditional’ chiropractic adjustment provides,” Scott said. “This has motivated me throughout my career to pursue additional training from nutrition and massage to strength and conditioning. I love helping athletes, as well as other people, achieve their physical potential. Total Performance has grown out of that passion and allows us to help people beyond a ‘quick fix.’ I brought Nick and Nate on as partners because of their expertise and excellence in these areas, as well as their genuine desire to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Nate has lived in the Rogue Valley since 2015. He is a Chiropractic Physician and holds a Masters degree in Exercise and Sports Science. “Total Performance is a dream for me,” he said. “It’s a blend of both chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, massage, nutrition, personal training, and group fitness classes all rolled into one.”

Nick, who is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and has his Masters degree in Exercise and Sports Science, agreed. “I find drive in not only helping people find their way out of pain or disability, but also in advancing the status quo for chiropractic physicians,” he said. “I’ve always had a strong affinity for athletics and physical fitness, and this is a way for me to help people while living in the world of fitness and human movement.”

“Our motivation for creating Total Performance comes from the desire to provide complete management of patient care from the moment they step into our clinic to when then return to activity and life,” Scott said. “We offer a multitude of services because our goal is to do more than just help people get out of pain. We provide our patients with the tools they need to help prevent future problems and to live a better quality of life. Our doctors, therapists and personal trainers utilize an evidence-based approach, combined with experience, to maximize the effectiveness of our care.”

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