Meet the Ashland Team
Get to know our Ashland Team, located at 410 N Main Street.
Dr. John Colwell
Dr. Colwell has more than 30 years’ experience helping patients and doctors a like. He has a reputation in the community for being one of the most knowledgeable physicians in his field. Dr. Colwell received his BA degree from the College of Wooster in chemistry, and graduated from NewYork Chiropractic College. He taught at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland for a year before starting his own practice and moving to Ashland, OR in 1978. Colwell Chiropractic has been part of the community for 35 years. Dr. Colwell sold his practice in 2013 but returned as part of the outstanding team at Southern Oregon Chiropractic in 2018, and treats patients on a part time basis.
Dr. Miguel Salgado-Gonzales
Dr. Miguel Salgado-Gonzales is an Ashland native. He has a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from the University of Western States. He recently moved back to Ashland after practicing in Boise, Idaho. He is excited to be reacquainted with the area and give back to the community that helped chart his course towards Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Miguel believes in a whole-body approach to treating his patients. Therefore, his individually tailored treatments incorporate a combination of chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy and rehabilative corrective exercises. He works with his patients to improve what he believes to be the four pillars of health: exercise, nutrition, sleep, and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Miguel’s intention is to promote a pain-free, function-oriented lifestyle so his patients can focus on their goals rather than their limitations. In his free time, Dr. Miguel enjoys trail running, camping, and eating at local restaurants with friends and family.
Dr. Noah Volz
Dr. Volz grew up in a holistic household which helped him recognized the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. This inspired him to pursue his career in healthcare in 2018 after graduating from Life West Chiropractic. His desire is to not only alleviate your pain, but to discover why it started and fix the root cause through looking at all aspects of everyday life; environment, nutrition, exercise, and posture. He will take the time to evaluate each patient to locate the misalignment pattern unique to them and help them heal.
He is a member of the NUCCA, National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, a gentle and safe form of chiropractic care that focuses on permanent results. It reactivates the transmission of healing messages from the brain to the affected part of the body via the nervous system so the body’s natural self-healing process can begin.
Healing takes a partnership of trust between the patient and their provider. With Dr. Volz’s extensive knowledge, techniques, and styles, he ensures you will receive the top treatment plan by working together on the best approach in getting you back to doing the things you enjoy most.
While not at work, Dr Volz enjoys yoga, reading a good book, backpacking, and riding his bike.
Gabriel Govendo MSOM, L.Ac. believes in a comprehensive approach to health. He uses acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, nutrition, and lifestyle consultation to help facilitate greater balance and thus greater health in the patients he treats.
Gabriel is a strong proponent of integrative medicine. Before moving to Southern Oregon, he practiced at an integrative clinic in the Greater Boston area. Gabriel is a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a former apprentice to Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, a master of Japanese Meridian Therapy.
Grateful for the teaching he has received, he strives to be the best practitioner he can be, studying with other luminaries in the field, and continually developing his own approach. Gabriel’s practice includes treatment for fertility, pregnancy, pediatrics, internal medicine, and musculoskeletal issues.
Helping people feel, greater ease and connection within themselves is Gabriel’s way to foster peace in the world. For him, that is the essence of the inter-connectivity that is embraced by holistic medicine. Likewise, in his personal life, Gabriel is taught connection by his wife and toddler, and through his practice of marital arts.
Licensed Massage Therapist
John-Paul has been practicing therapeutic massage for over thirty years. He combines what he learned from every teacher he studied with into a listening attitude that addresses each person’s core needs and supports them through their individual healing process.
He conceived of a personal approach toward bodywork which incorporates massage, energy awareness and movement to meet and engage the deepest layers of tissue in the body in a way that is respectful and readily welcomed by the receiver.
Originally from Philadelphia, his education began at the Phillips School in Nevada City, Ca. in 1991, before moving on to study at the Heartwood Institute in California in 1993 where he learned Zen Shiatsu, Tai Chi, and Reiki. He was initiated as a Reiki Master in Sedona, Az. the following year. John-Paul moved to Oregon in 1999, where he graduated from the East/West College in Portland and broadened his experience working in different spas, chiropractic clinics, and in private practice. He took further classes in Trager, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Chi Nei Tsang (a form of abdominal massage) before moving to Ashland, OR in 2012, where he continues to live and practice.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Ray is a native Oregonian who was born and raised in the Rogue Valley and graduated from Ashland Institute of Massage in 2020. His modalities include deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release. His aim is to create a calm peaceful environment to help aid in his patients healing process. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, biking, mushroom hunting, and kayaking.