Dr. Max Muehleip, DC Chiropractic Physician

Maxwell Muehleip, DC, known affectionately by his patients as Dr. Max, is a chiropractor practicing at Nutura Clinic, a naturopathic medicine practice located in Portland, Oregon. 

Dr. Max was born in Chicago, Illinois, and as a child encountered many health challenges. He suffered from constant colds and infections, asthma, and allergies. In middle school, he and his family moved to rural Wisconsin. There he was surrounded by fresh air, plenty of room to run around, and plenty of vegetables from the garden. Max’s allergies and asthma began to subside. He also met a chiropractor, Dr. Kurt Burbach of Dyersville, Iowa, who told him that chiropractors, like Jedis, “use the Force” to help people. This idea embedded itself in Max’s brain, and after seeing chiropractic save his cousin from neck surgery and his mother from nerve pain, he knew he wanted to be involved in natural healthcare.

However, in high school, bad habits and temptations fought back, and he developed severe cystic acne and frequent colds and infections. This followed him into college when after his sophomore year, lackluster grades and a sense of waywardness led Max to do some soul-searching. After weeks of focused attention, but he was finally able to articulate his life’s mission: teaching people practical ways to live fuller, healthier lives.

The next two years of schooling were difficult, and Max learned the real meaning of hard work. Max graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and was then accepted into the chiropractic program at the University of Western States, located in Portland, Oregon. During chiropractic school, his health improved. His frequent colds and infections subsided, his weight dropped to a healthy level, his blood pressure lowered, and his acne cleared up. This process wasn’t easy; there were many days when he thought about giving up, but his mission motivated him even on his worst days. 

Dr. Max graduated from the University of Western States with his doctorate in chiropractic; then, he graduated a year later with his masters in human nutrition & functional medicine. 

In January 2018, Dr. Max and his wife, Maya, welcomed their son Magnus into the world. Although he still encounters challenges pertaining to his health (his ‘dad belly’ is growing at the moment), Dr. Max understands that health and happiness are life-long journeys. He is currently finishing requirements to become a certified nutrition specialist (CNS).

Dr. Max is fully committed to you and your family’s total health and wellness. His goal is to help his patients live their lives with healthy bodies and minds, affording them the highest quality of life possible.

To get in touch with Dr. Max, please email info@nuturaclinic.com


List of services performed by Dr. Max:

  • Applied Kinesiology (NRT) Muscle Testing
  • Nutrition Counseling and Functional Medicine Programming
  • Chiropractic Spinal, Extremity, and TMJ manipulation/adjusting
  • Instrument-Assistance Chiropractic Adjusting (Activator, Impulse-IQ)
  • Myofascial Cupping and Adhesion-Breaking
  • Rehabilitative exercise prescription
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • High-Power and Low-Level Laser Therapy
  • Lumbar Flexion-Distraction and Cervical Traction Therapy
  • Prenatal Chiropractic (Webster)
  • Auto Collision Care
  • Worker’s Compensation Care
  • Acute/Chronic Injury Management
  • Sports Injury Care