meet the team
She met Dr. Darin, her husband and favorite chiropractor at New York Chiropractic College where she graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2000.
Dr. Anik has been in practice in Longview, WA for 18 years. She became certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in 2014. In 2016, Dr. Anik received a Diplomate in Pediatric Chiropractic.
Dr. Anik is an avid community speaker, inspired by inspiring others to trust and seek out their potential.
Dr. Anik is the mother of two vibrant teenage boys, both of whom have been her greatest teachers. Her favorite places to be are in her kitchen cooking for her family, in her practice, adjusting children and families, in her running shoes and on her surfboard.
He met his wife, Dr. Anik at New York Chiropractic College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2000.
Dr. Darin has practiced in Longview, WA since 2001. Dr. Darin enjoys a diverse practice of individuals from all walks of life. He believes that everybody lives a better life with chiropractic care.
Dr. Darin is the father of two, well adjusted teenage boys. He is an avid skier, ultra marathon athlete, surfer, mountain biker and runner.
He graduated with his doctorate in chiropractic from Portland’s prestigious University of Western States in 2011. Dr. John is a firm believer in the Chiropractic Lifestyle: - Weekly adjustments to keep the brain and body in perfect communication - Eating foods free from chemicals - Proper supplementation to decrease inflammation and improve the bodies detox abilities - Daily exercise and stretching Dr. John married the woman of his dreams in 1994 and they have been blessed with 11 beautiful children. His older children have begun having families of their own and Dr. John is a Grandfather! Dr. John is passionate about learning. When not active with family, church, and work he is busy reading anything and everything.
KRISTINA ADAMS, DC
Location: Longview WA
Dr. Kristina grew up on the East Coast and traveled throughout the country with her family before settling in Casa Grande, AZ in her early teen years.
There, she received degrees in Chemistry and in Massage Therapy. Later, she attended Southern California University of Health Sciences to begin her Doctor of Chiropractic tract before transferring to The University of Western States. She graduated from The University of Western States in June 2021 with a BS in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Today, Dr. Kristina lives in the Kelso/Longview area with her son and she has become an enthusiastic new member of the Advantage family. She uses her backgrounds in Nutrition and Massage Therapy and her gentle adjusting techniques to take care of patients from a “whole person” approach.
Morgan Ruddiman, DC
Location: Battle Ground WA
My story of becoming a Chiropractor is similar to so many others. When I was training for marathons at 19 years old, I started to develop low back pain from all the miles I was putting in. My basketball coach from 4th grade on was a Chiropractor. I had never been adjusted but knew that Chiropractors could help with pain. I decided to make a visit to his clinic.
After having x-rays taken, I received my first adjustment. I was blown away with the results. My low back pain was gone, but most surprisingly, I found that I could breathe better while running. I have been adjusted weekly ever since.
About a year after my first adjustment I decided I would start the process of getting into Chiropractic school. At the time I was doing pre-requisites at a community college in Albany, OR. I eventually transferred to Oregon State University and studied pre-med. I attended Chiropractic school at Life West Chiropractic in the bay area. During my time at Life West I completed post graduate studies in functional medicine and functional neurology. When I graduated , I was certain that I was going to have a practice specializing in complex neurological cases such as concussion, strokes and autoimmune conditions. As with many of my plans in life the universe had a different idea.
Once I graduated, I moved home to Portland, OR. I was looking forward to getting into practice and helping people. To gain experience, I began working at a practice in Salmon Creek, WA. I still remember the day I interviewed at Bridge Chiropractic. It was a Monday and the days before we had a massive snow storm. I lived in Portland and the practice was in Salmon Creek and driving on the highways was interesting to say the least. I finally arrived at the office and was greeted by a Doctor named Paul Reed. I shadowed him for the morning shift and later went to a seminar he put on that night. I loved the practice and how energetic the clinic felt.
I worked for Bridge Chiropractic and Dr. Paul for 4 years. For about two of the four years I kept telling Dr. Paul that I was going to eventually do functional neurology and functional medicine. Eventually I fell in love with the high energy of the clinic, seeing hundreds of patients a week and helping so many people. I was completely hooked on what is called corrective Chiropractic.
In 2020 Bridge Chiropractic was sold to a company called ChirOne. I took over the Salmon Creek location as the Clinic Director. During my time at ChiroOne the team and I helped thousands of patients with corrective chiropractic. In July I transitioned to Advantage Chiropractic in Battle Ground.
In this next chapter of my Chiropractic life, I am hoping to help thousands more people regain their health and be free of pain. A few factors have shaped the move to Advantage Chiropractic in Battle Ground. The first was the birth of my son in 2021. Becoming a father has brought me a focus in life and my career. I love to adjust and help babies and young children. My fiancé and I recently bought a house in Brush Prairie. We absolutely love the communities in Brush Prairie, Battle Ground and Hockinson. I look forward to building a thriving practice for the community that will help make everyone healthier, happier and pain free.
Chiropractic has helped her to heal quickly from golfers elbow, prevent sports injury and has helped her to no longer battle ear infections that plagued her childhood and early youth. Chiropractic continues to be an integral part of her active lifestyle keeping her well and feeling vibrant. Skylar completed her bachelors of science at BASTYR University studying nutrition and exercise science. Along with her degree she carries the American College of Sports Medicine exercise physiologist certificate. She has a passion for helping others feel confident and exuberant from the inside out and believes that laughter and food are the best medicines. In her free time Skylar enjoys working out, cooking, drawing, and water skiing.