830 Michigan Avenue (208) 476-7091
Dr. Kenneth Wightman is a Naturopathic Doctor who also holds a Master’s Degree in Hematology and Immunology. He has recently relocated from private practice in Texas to serve our community at Orofino Wellness Center.
Dr. Wightman has extensive Functional Medicine expertise, as well as a strong background in hematology, endocrine, auto-immune, diabetic and blood sugar management, and digestive issues, plus certification as a Lyme Literate Naturopathic Doctor (LLND).
Dr. Damon Popovics grew up in Upstate New York where he graduated from Cornell University in 1993 with a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and a minor in Exercise Science. He then went on to New York Chiropractic College, and after receiving his doctorate in 1996, moved to Prescott, AZ to open his first practice. Seven years after opening, he had built one of the largest practices in the country serving the community with over 300 patient visits per week.
In 2004, he began a new venture, opening Wellness One - The Center for Optimal Health in Encinitas, CA, which grew to include 7 practitioners delivering all facets of natural, drug-free healthcare to the residents of Southern California. After selling that practice and leaving California, Dr. Popovics pursued private chiropractic consulting and practice management to help other chiropractors reach their practice goals.
He has since helped nearly 1500 other chiropractors in nearly every state and over a dozen different countries with his products and coaching, and still maintains an active consulting practice in addition to his current private practice in Orofino.
Pursuing his love of the outdoors, Dr. Popovics moved to Orofino in early 2010. Following his desire to become more involved in the community by serving the healthcare needs of rural Idaho, he went back into practice in September 2012 and has now crafted the Orofino Wellness Center into a complete natural health and wellness center.
Sarah Lawrence, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has been practicing in Clearwater County since 2010; at Orofino Wellness Center as well as her private practice, Mountain Massage. She graduated the Professional Massage Therapy Program at Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah with over 800 training hours. Even though she did not grow up here, she has always been connected by family and fell in love with the area as a child. She lives in Pierce now with her husband and three children. Her passion to serve others is what led her to Massage Therapy and she is enjoying her career. Her focuses are on promoting balance in the body and proper holding patterns. She specializes in Deep Tissue massage and incorporates Trigger Point, Injury protocols, and Sports Massage into her Swedish massage treatments. Her approach is effective in relieving tight muscles from every day demands and injuries from overuse. She is also trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, and Reflexology.
Joni Mangum, LMT is a licensed massage therapist who graduated Altura College of Massage in Pullman Washington March of 2017. Joni is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, manual lymphatic drainage, clinical and prenatal massage techniques. She is always learning new techniques to improve her massage skills.
She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of one’s body. She enjoys helping people and seeing them improve their lives through the benefits of massage therapy. Outside of work she enjoys Crossfit, hiking, running, hunting, spending time with her husband, friends, family and her dog.
Deena Stephenson, LMP has over 15 years of massage experience graduating in 2004 from the Moscow School of Massage, in Moscow, Idaho. She is experienced in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy. She also has pursued additional training in Hot Stone Massage, Medical Massage, Day Spa Treatments and more, and has been a ABMP member since 2003.