Hello! I’m Dr. Dana Sibilla. I graduated with honors as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Western States Chiropractic College in 1995. During that time, I was honored to function as the Student Legislative Representative to Washington, DC. I had been a Licensed Massage Therapist in both Oregon and Washington state, and pioneered a program bringing soft-tissue massage Interns into the College’s Student Health Center, training interns to work with Chiropractic Assistants. I received achievement awards from both the college and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) for my contributions during this time.
Before opening Blue Heron Chiropractic in 1996, I was as an Adjunct Faculty Member for two years at the Chiropractic College. During my time there I taught adjustment in the Technique Department. In addition, I served as Assistant Clinician at the WSCC Outpatient Clinic. I completed postgraduate courses in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 2000 and obtained Board Certification as a Chiropractic Orthopedist (DABCO) in 2006, following that up with a Fellowship from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACO) in 2011. in 2019, my previous letters (FACO) became FIANM, as I became considered a US Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Technically, I am still and currently a Fellow of the ACO. In addition, I have been a Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts since 2001.
I am a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA) , The International Chiropractors Association (ICA), the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), and have been a member of The American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO). I have been invited to present before the Council on Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA). Blue Heron has been one of a group of chiropractic clinics training Chiropractic Assistants in Oregon for over a decade. In addition, I have been the Executive Director of a not-for-profit corporation designed to encourage professional association amongst chiropractors locally and nationally since 2014.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Union College in upstate New York in 1984. My career experience in health care ranges from Emergency Medical Services (EMT) to Recreational Rehabilitation for children with brain injuries. I spent seven years assembling medical and biological evidence for a nationally recognized trial involving Agent Orange and Dioxin, a carcinogen, in which we succeeded in obtaining a jury determination that Dioxin was linked to cancers. Lately my interests are in spending time with my family including my wife, two kids and my Husky dog, fishing, skiing, biking and occasionally – when I get a moment – racing sailboats offshore. I do spend a little time renovating a few old Portland homes.
My focus involves diligent patient education, manipulative therapy, physiotherapeutics and rehabilitative exercise. This focus includes soft tissue massage and myofascial release. I insist upon using cutting-edge technologies and the top equipment available in the field. My practice is integrated with other healthcare professions, evidence-based, influenced by the art of healthcare and grounded in science.
I’ve discovered that helping people to feel better and live healthier, more functional lives is my top priority. I will help you to understand your body and to discover the meaning of health and recovery. I believe there is always a higher level of health to strive for even among the healthiest people. Our bodies are complex and we owe them the basic care and maintenance they need.