Meet the Doctor
Dr. J. Branden Garland, D.C., C.C.S.P., C.F.S.C., P.P.S.C.
Since the age of 13, Dr. Garland knew he was going to be a chiropractor. Having worked in various offices throughout his teenage years, his mentors provided great insight and direction towards his chosen career. After graduating from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, Dr. Garland attended New York Chiropractic College where he further realized his passion for manual therapy. There, he studied various soft tissue and adjusting techniques to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. After graduating from NYCC in 2011, he went on to advance his knowledge in sports medicine and injury assessment by becoming a board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Dr. Garland has covered various sporting events providing treatment to athletes and competitors including local and major professional disc golf tournaments, Cross-fit competitions and 5k/10k races, .
Opening the doors of Oregon Sports and Family Chiropractic in 2017, Dr. Garland is proud to serve the people of Newberg and its surrounding region by providing high quality diagnosis, explanation and treatment of their acute and chronic issues.
Dr. Garland is a Spanish speaking provider. He serves on the medical committee for the Professional Disc Golf Association, as well as on the advisory board for Disc Golf Strong. Locally, Dr. Garland serves on the governance board of the Community Wellness Collective, a mental health collaborative effort to provide better access and quality of social services in our community. He is an avid disc golfer, and currently lives in Tigard, OR with his wife, two daughters and two dogs.
Meredith Taccetta, DC
Dr. Meredith Taccetta grew up on the East Coast in Virginia, where she attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences. During that time, she developed a love for the weight room, exercise and functional movement. It wasn't until a few years after college that she even thought about the possibility of becoming a chiropractor.
The idea began while training for a bodybuilding competition in 2017, when she sought out treatment for injuries and pain associated with the rigorous training regimen. The relief she received from chiropractic care intensified her fascination with the human body. This led to a cross country move to Portland, Oregon where she attended the University of Western States to pursue her chiropractic education.
While at UWS, she completed a variety of seminars, stayed active in clubs, and tutored fellow students. She had the unique opportunity to treat patients at an off-campus clinic in her 3rd year and spent her internship working with patients involved in auto accidents and work-related injuries. Dr. Meredith utilizes a
multi-faceted approach to treatment incorporating soft tissue techniques, mobility and strengthening exercises, coupled with chiropractic adjustments. This outlook allows for aiding patients in their recovery of injury, but is also meant to provide them with a foundation to prevent further recurrence.
She is passionate about getting patients back to their daily routine and the activities they love, while also looking for ways to better their quality of life for the long-term. In her spare time, Dr. Meredith enjoys weightlifting, CrossFit, cooking new recipes, reading books, spending time with her fiancé, and taking her dog to the park. She looks forward to working with you!