Jason and Melissa Lindekugel’s Concordia Chiropractic Center celebrated ten years of business this year. Currently located at 4211 N.E. Fremont St. next to Pizzacato in Beaumont Village, the business originally opened in January of 2006 on the corner of Northeast 33rd and Killingsworth in the Concordia neighborhood and moved to Beaumont in May of 2014.
“We moved into a space that was occupied by a chiropractor for the past 30 years,” said Jason Lindekugel. “He had retired and sold his practice to another doctor – and we were outgrowing our old space – so it was a perfect match. We completely updated everything on the inside, and added an ADA bathroom. We may look tucked away in the corner, but we now have six treatment rooms.”
Jason grew up in the neighborhood – attending Madeline, Alameda, Beaumont and Grant High schools – and was the first drummer for the now infamous Portland band Sweaty Nipples. He graduated in biology from PSU and earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States.
“Having always had a interest in nutrition and movement, I wanted to go into physical therapy,” said Jason. “It was my father’s personal experience with chiropractic that made me take a closer look at the field. After spending some time in chiropractic offices, it seemed a natural fit. The vitalistic philosophy, coupled with the hands-on nature of the healing and connection to patients, is what drew me to the profession.”
Melissa went to massage school right out of high school and has worked in chiropractic offices ever since. She also graduated from PSU with a biology degree. Having parents in the military, Melissa grew up all over the U.S. and England. She visited Portland often, though, and spent summers camping on the Oregon coast and visiting family in Grants Pass. Drawn to the area, she decided to move here in 2000.
The Lindekugels now live two blocks from Jason’s childhood home. Their two children attend Sabin elementary school. The family enjoys playing music together. Melissa plays the flute, the kids sing and play piano and Jason plays guitar, drums and sings – in the basement.
Jason is an expert in the area of pain management and physical medicine, with a focus on the relationship between the spine, posture, exercise and whole-body health. He has served as acting physician for the Portland Marathon and the Coeur d’Alene Ironman competition. Concordia Chiropractic Center has been chosen as one of ten clinics for a five-year study on the effects of chiropractic on chronic low back pain.
“We offer a whole range of physical medicine services,” said Jason. “Our services include chiropractic care, four massage therapists, exercise and movement therapies, and yoga instruction from Alison Alstrom – a wonderful yoga instructor here in town. We also have a new associate chiropractor, Bradley Chmelar.”
For more information, call 503-287-2273 or visit www.concordiachiropractic.com.