In 2009 Rebecca Schacker purchased a foreclosed home in the Foster-Powell neighborhood and embarked on a down-to-the-studs renovation, with the goal of creating a homey, welcoming clinic space. The finished building includes five treatment rooms, an ADA accessible bathroom and entryway, off-street bike parking and a yard landscaped with carefully chosen native plants. Apex opened its doors to its first patients in September 2010.

Rebecca envisioned a neighborhood-focused wellness clinic because she believes that people gain much more from their treatment when they can access it in their own community, just a short walk or bike ride away. She calls Foster-Powell her home, too.

Apex provides Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, and Counseling because the combination of these practices offer patients holistic, integrated treatments that do not rely on drugs to stifle pain. Instead, these practices treat the roots of pain, in the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Apex also provides nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, because our health and wellbeing is deeply effected by how we treat our bodies and what we put into them.

Valerie Campos, Office Manager

Valerie grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Delgado College with an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology in 2005. She remained working in healthcare for the next 15 years in many different parts of the United States. Covid allowed her to step part time into vintage resale and explore her love of thrifting. And now finally, she is happily settled down permanently in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Valerie is ecstatic to be back in Wellness and helping patients receive quality healthcare in the city she loves. She is an avid dog lover who has 10 chihuahuas and also a collector of many different art mediums. Most days you will see her wearing purple as it brings joy to her mood. When she is not in the office she can be found enjoying the gorgeous nature of the Pacific Northwest with her pups.

Mission Statement

Apex Wellness Center provides comprehensive healthcare in the Foster-Powell neighborhood and greater Portland Metropolitan area. Our mission is to help our patients achieve their health and well-being goals by delivering high-quality, integrated health care in Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, and Family Medicine. Our commitment extends to encouraging a healthy lifestyle through nutrition education, and to giving back to our community in ways that support wellness for everyone.

Apex and the Community

Apex manages all the rainwater that falls on the property with 3 bioswales, a 1500 gallon rainwater storage tank, permeable pavers, and eco-roof on the bike shelter, native plants and trees.  These measures help to recharge the local aquifers and reduce contamination to the Willamette River.

Backyard certification with National Wildlife Federation and Columbia Land Trust.

Our gardens were also featured in the Foster-Powell Garden Tour.

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