Future chiropractor advocates for performing artists

Montserrat Andreys chiropractic studentA passion and degree in dance turned Montserrat Andreys’ goal of a chiropractic practice into a unique calling.

Andreys worked as a massage therapist for ten years, owned her own practice and even held a faculty position with a massage therapy school. Still, she wanted to do something more. After closing down her business, she pursued a degree in dance in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while she was completing prerequisites for chiropractic college.

A former colleague and then-student at the University of Western States recommended Andreys look into the Portland campus.

“The students right away told me the academics were strong and the faculty was open and friendly,” she said. “They said I’d have to work really hard but I’d get a lot out of that. After my undergrad education, I was bowled over by the quality of the professors and the fact that they were all amazing. That made me feel confident about my decision.”

She now serves as the ASB president as well as a UWS ambassador and mentor. A former member of a Middle Eastern Dance Company and Flamenco Dance Company, her passion led her desire to move to New York to treat dancers and performing artists exclusively.

“A lot of chiropractors treat competitive athletes, but some people forget that because an activity is artistic, it is any less physical,” Andreys said.