2nd Annual Sports Medicine Conference: Speakers

Consumer Electronics and Wearable Technology for Training and Nutrition Management; Carbohydrate Chemistry for Athletes

Lowell Greib, MSc, ND, CISSN

While racing as a professional ultra distance mountain biker, Dr. Lowell Greib completed his degree in biochemistry and biotechnology and his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. His experiences as a professional athlete directed his studies toward sport sciences and an additional four years of medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, ultimately to become a naturopathic doctor. While studying at CCNM he founded and subsequently directed the sports medicine program for almost a decade. Dr. Greib currently sits as the chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and holds a faculty position at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in their residency program instructing sports nutrition. Lowell also earned his CISSN and is the Canadian Ambassador with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Beyond his leadership and teaching positions, Dr. Greib founded The SportLab in 2011 which offers consulting in sport nutrition and sport therapy to athletes of all ages and abilities from beginners to highly decorated and accomplished Olympians.

Concussion Diagnosis & Management; Cardiovascular and EKG Pre-participation Screening

Jim Chesnutt, MD

Dr. Jim Chesnutt is a board certified specialist in sports medicine and is the medical director of the March Wellness and Fitness Center. He is a Portland native who has been working at OHSU since 1995. He first worked at OHSU Gabriel Park Family Health Center with a family medicine and sports medicine practice but now limits his practice to sports medicine.

Dr. Chesnutt is active in community sports medicine programs that support the local schools and other organizations promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles. He lectures across the state and nationally on running and sports injuries, concussions, sports physicals and healthy eating and exercise. He specializes in treating fractures (broken bones) without surgery and treating other injuries and exercise-related medical problems in patients of all ages. Dr. Chesnutt provides sports injury evaluations, diagnosis and treatments including injections, splints or casts, surgery, rehabilitation and Injury prevention. His goal is to keep athletes and recreationalists engaged in healthy active lifestyles.

Dr. Chesnutt serves as Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program, Medical Advisor to the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), and is a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury. He is also on other local and national sports medicine advisory groups.

Jim and his wife and their three children are all musicians who are active in sports, outdoor activities and community service. Jim has volunteered as a coach and team doctor for local schools for more than 20 years to help youth remain active and healthy in sporting events. He plays electric bass and volunteers as a youth leader at his church. He has a unique perspective on the needs of youth, adults and families with active lifestyles.

The Impact of Diet on Sports Performance and Injury Recovery

Chad Larson, NMD, DC

Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating with honors. He is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

His practice integrates naturopathic medicine with cutting-edge laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging. This integrative approach to medicine includes diet and nutritional counseling, prolotherapy, regenerative injection therapy (RIT), chiropractic manipulative therapy, bio-identical hormone balancing, intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy, and natural alternatives to prescription drugs. He particularly pursues advanced developments in the fields of endocrinology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and environmentally-induced chronic disease.

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Acupuncture for Athletic Injuries and Performance Optimization

Daniel Raider, LAc

Daniel Raider is an acupuncturist with over 15 years experience practicing in Portland. His passion is working with patients on injury recovery and pain elimination. Through the lens of orthopedics and sports medicine, Mr. Raider works with professional and semi-professional athletes, weekend warriors and active-conscious folks. In addition, Mr. Raider provides pain relief and strategies for dealing with chronic conditions for people suffering from repetitive stress injuries, arthritis and many more ailments. Mr. Raider integrates two specific forms of acupuncture in addition to Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to provide the best strategies for pain mitigation, recovery and performance optimization: Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method and Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture teachings. Mr. Raider followed Dr. Tan closely for many years and perfected his system for use on his own patients. Additionally, Mr. Raider completed Matt Callison’s year-long Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification program in 2011 after many years of following his practice style. Mr. Raider enjoys working with athletes and non-athletes alike and really savors the opportunity to get people up and active, no matter whether their goal is to climb Mt. St. Helens or climb to the top of the stairs.

Mr. Raider’s passions include hiking, cycling, river rafting and spending time with his kids and wife. He has been living in Oregon since 1991 and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology from UC Berkeley in 1989 and a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2001.

Natural Foot Health; Strengthening the Intrinsic Muscles

Ray McClanahan, DPM

Dr. Ray McClanahan was born in Port Angeles, Washington to Larry and Judi McClanahan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Next, he attended Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), and graduated in 1995. He then completed a two-year podiatric, surgical residency training in Portland, Oregon, at Legacy Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente as a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon.

Dr. Ray’s practice, Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon, allows him to care for those who find their highest joy when in motion. In his 18 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function. He is also the inventor of Correct Toes, silicone toe spacers. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear.

Through his clinic and the website, Dr. McClanahan treats and educates on a variety of foot conditions—including many running injuries as well as plantar fasciosis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, heel spurs, bunions, and others.

Dr. Ray is an active runner and athlete. In 1999, he finished 14th in the U.S. National Men’s Cross-Country Championships and had a near Olympic Trials qualifying 5,000 meter mark of 13:56 in 2000. He then qualified for the World Duathlon Championships in 2001.

Regenerative Injection Therapy for Athletic Injuries

Ryan Minarik, ND, LAc

Dr. Minarikʼs passion and clinical focus is centered around musculoskeletal complaints related to chronic pain, sports/athletic injuries, joint conditions, and motor vehicle injuries. He treats a wide range of patients, including professional and olympic level athletes. His extensive experience and training with numerous needling modalities has made him an expert in the fields of prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, acupuncture, dry needling, and related techniques – therapies often effective as alternatives to pharmaceutical pain management or when conventional routes such as physical therapy, or even surgery, have failed.

Dr. Minarik has attended annual events and received training from all 3 prominent national prolotherapy organizations (AAOM, AOAPRM, Hackett-Hemwall Foundation) and continues to stay current with the most cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma (PRP) research at TOBI PRP conferences. He attended the inaugural training for neural prolotherapy, presented by the founder of this technique, Dr. John Lyftogt. He has been trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostics and needle guidance, and utilizes this method of imaging to increase accuracy when performing certain injection procedures. He received fundamental and advanced kinesio taping training through the Kinesio Taping Association International. While trained in traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr Minarik often employs a modification of standard acupuncture techniques used by physical therapists and other practitioners, known as dry needling, specifically in athletes and for sports injuries.

He is co-owner and founder of Elixia Wellness Group, a multi-practitioner holistic medical center located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. He also contracts part-time at Back In Motion Sports Injuries in Beaverton, a clinic focused primarily on treating injuries in athletes ranging from recreational to professional levels, in addition to general musculoskeletal complaints. Dr. Minarik obtained his medical training and completed an additional 2-year residency at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.