Dr. Sharon Woodard
Dr Sharon Woodard is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon and holds a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Organismal Biology from Portland State University. She has an insatiable curiosity that has lead her life long study in many additional areas of physical and botanical medicine, philosophy, non violent communication, specialized lab diagnosis, injection therapies and just about anything else that leads to answers on the mysterious road to healing. It is not lost on her that the more we learn the deeper the realization of how little we know. and that deep study becomes an ironically humbling experience.This humbling experience along with her natural curiosity and wonder informs her practice of medicine.
Dr Woodard believes in the power of individualized medical care and focusses on a collaborative approach both within the Doctor-Patient dynamic as well as with her practitioner team. Trained as a generalist she focuses on the whole individual and treats all ages providing primary care. A major aspect of Dr Woodard's work incorporates some aspect of physical bodywork with a central emphasis on Cranio Sacral work. Cranial Sacral Therapy focuses on the well being and balance of the nervous system providing a gentle non-intrusive hands on therapy that guides it back to balance. It is especially effective in recovering from head and spinal trauma, anxiety, headache, aiding in restoring digestive balance and in general aiding in coping with the inevitable stresses of daily life. She has been trained in specific brain techniques with Robert Stevens ND of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and Newborn and Infant therapies with Carol Grey LMT in Portland Oregon. In addition, Dr Woodard includes other bodywork techniques including traditional western visceral manipulation, Chi Nie Tsang: a Taoist form of visceral work, Mayan Abdominal massage, Strain Counter Strain and myofascial release techniques.
Dr Woodard grew up bicoastal, originating in New Jersey and finishing high school and young adulthood in southern California. The core of straight shooting east coast practicality with the easy going beach demeanor are woven through her approach to medicine and life. She is a mom to two extremely independent and accomplished young adults who constantly surprise, enrich and enchant her world. She is a dedicated cyclist with a passion for social justice and supports a sane and sustainable presence on the planet. She is a fledgling writer and poet. In her off hours, in addition to cycling, she enjoys time on her bike, meditation, flat water kayaking, walking at the beach or any body of water and any time, any reason under any weather conditions to be active in the outdoors no matter the reason or weather conditions.
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