who we are

about us

We use corrective chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy practices to optimize your body’s movement and function. With over thirty years of experience, we understand how to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle.

Combining our expertise in biomechanics and manual medicine, we promote a focus on total-body fitness and function. Dr. Tim’s years of experience and commitment to his patients’ wellness drive faster and longer-lasting results.

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DR. Tim Saruk

chiropractor

Dr. Tim has been a practicing chiropractor for well over a decade and absolutely loves what he does. Inspired by a love of learning and the joy of caring for his patients, Dr. Tim has purposefully refined his treatment approach and style in order to effectively and efficiently care for folks seeing his services.

As a lifelong athlete (and current Weekend Warrior) Dr. Tim is particularly well equipped to care for the athletes of all shapes, sizes (and skill levels) that make up the majority of his practice. Whether it’s preparing to compete, recovering from an injury, or wanting to prevent injury, Dr. Tim has got you covered.

Finally, and most importantly, Dr. Tim is also a family man. He absolutely married up, and he and his wife Lauren have two amazing boys. And of course we can’t forget the furry ones, Bunches and Shep, the wisest and most well-behaved members of the family.

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Kate Kelly

Massage Therapist

Kate began her journey into wellness education by training at the World School of Massage in San Francisco, CA, in 2001 with an emphasis in Deep Tissue and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Never one to stop moving forward, Kate has integrated Myofascial Release Therapy and various structural integration techniques into her wellness treatments.

When she’s not helping patients, Kate immerses herself into CrossFit, cycling, dog sitting, and most notably, shamelessly singing karaoke.

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Lauren Saruk

Office Manager

Streamlining patient needs and business operations, Lauren’s loving nature creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Putting the needs of the patient first, her dedication to making the chiropractic experience more accessible and enjoyable has made her the heart of the team.

As Dr. Tim’s wife, she believes whole-heartedly in fixing and fine-tuning the body in order to reach the next fitness level. Dr. Tim married up, and he’ll be the first to admit it.

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bunches & shepherd

We’d be remiss not to mention two key members of the team: Bunches & Shepherd. Both love people (and a good scratch between the ears), but no one will be offended if you ask us to keep some distance between you and our four legged staff!
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what our clients are saying

I am a physical therapist who has both been a patient of Dr. Tim's and co-treated several patients together. He is both a wonderful clinician and a great person in general. I would not hesitate for a second to send my patients to him for chiropractic care. Highly recommend!

— Keaton R

Tim is the best chiropractic physician I've ever used. He knows so much and makes his knowledge very accessible.

— Casey L

I've been seeing Dr. Tim and Kate Kelly for several years. They helped with several injuries, as well as general body mechanics wellness. They definitely help keep this body in motion!

— Ellen K

Dr. Tim is the best! He is passionate about his work and it shines through in every appointment I've had with him. I appreciate his patience and the extra time he takes to ask me about my day. Initially, I was nervous about the adjustments and how they would feel, but now I can't wait for my weekly appointments!

— Heather S

I am now in less pain and have the tools and exercises I need to continue to get stronger. I look forward to our appointments because I always walk away feeling 100% better.

— J Kalberer

I've been seeing Dr. Tim for a while now. He's fantastic, very thorough in listening to the patients' problems, and his approach is in a great teamwork with you personally to your own comfort level in treatments.

— Jerry Y

You can tell Dr. Tim genuinely cares about how you’re feeling and isn’t just looking to do a quick fix or adjustment. He spends the time to make sure everything looks right and suggests exercises to help your long term well-being.

— Kari S

Dr Tim is simply amazing. He helped me get through a persistent lower back issue that I was struggling with for three years. Great personal service (calling after a treatment to see how I was feeling) as well as professional care!

— Larry T

Dr. Tim came highly recommended when I started seeing him because a rib had popped out. He worked with me to fix that, gave me exercises to strengthen and prevent it from happening again, and now works with me to prevent injury in a full contact sport.

— Lily H

Dr. Tim is warm, personable and knowledgeable. He's helped me through a number of physical limitations and has guided me to better health. When I first saw him, I was lucky to do yoga once a week and now I'm going four plus times a week!

— Marisol C

Tim does an incredible job of meeting me where I am and helping me define exercises and stretches that I can implement on my own. I highly recommend him.

— Rachel C

Dr Tim has been the best for my chronic headaches. Often other adjustments were too rough and made me nauseous or made the headaches worse. Dr Tim’s gentle, targeted approach has made a huge difference!

— Ruth B

Dr. Tim does more than adjustments, but also helps you to understand how your movement habits may be causing an injury, and then gives you exercises to learn how to move more efficiently.

— Sonya B

After my first visit the pain was 50% reduced. Each visit I was increasingly improved. Tim is sincere and professional and incorporates physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around bones to prevent further injury.

— Tia K

Before seeing Dr. Tim, I had chronic pain in the middle of my back. Not only did he reduce the pain, he also explained to me what had caused it and how to help keep it away.

— Val S

Kate is an amazing massage therapist. I always feel so much better after seeing her. She knows how to zero in on problem areas and get them to mellow out. She's also the nicest person ever!

— Wendy H

Dr. Tim takes the time to really listen to my concerns/goals and then creates plans tailored specifically to me. Personalized care, knowledgeable, friendly, thorough.

— Willie S.

our locations

Our in-gym locations in NE Portland and Lake Oswego offer easy access to chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. Contact us to set up a session at either our Fulcrum Fitness or Trainers Club locations.
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at fulcrum fitness

3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97212
Mon & Wed:
7:00am - 12:30pm
Tue & Thu:
2:30pm-6:00pm
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at trainer's club

333 S State St W
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Mon & Wed:
7:00am - 12:30pm
Tue & Thu:
2:30pm-6:00pm
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