I believe that health is more than a number on a scale or the finding of a lab report. Health is about how you experience the world we live in. Your ability to do what makes you happy.

I believe in the strength and ability of each patient. And that by building on that strength we can help you create the future you envision.
— Dr. Carl Baird DC, MS, CCSP

Dr. Carl Baird DC, MS, CCSP

Dr. Carl Baird is a sports chiropractor and Portland native. Having graduated from Lincoln High School he loves everything the city has to offer (even the rain). While passionate about sports medicine, Dr. Baird has a larger vision to help individuals take control of their health. He strives to help individuals create a vision for the future and create a plan to make that future a reality.

Dr. Baird completed his Master's of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and  post graduate fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Western States. He is licensed as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician which has provided him extensive experience working with athletes of all levels. He served as sports medicine director for Parkrose High School. Been on the sidelines with the Portland Stags and Winterhawks, the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, and the Pacific Crest Triathalon in Sunriver. And treated athletes at local CrossFit events, rodeos, and races.

In addition to his experience in sports medicine Dr. Baird also has extensive experience in the fitness and functional movement field. Before becoming a chiropractor he worked as a performance trainer. He has been an active member in the Crossfit community since 2012. He is a certified provider in functional movement systems including the FMS, SFMA, and Y Balance Test as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic - University of Western States - Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • Master's in Science - Exercise and Sport Science - University of Western States
  • Bachelor's in History and Spanish - Bucknell University 

Post-Graduate Training:

  • Adjunct Faculty - University of Western States
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship - University of Western States
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - ACBSP
  • Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment  Provider (SFMA)
  • Certified Functional Movement System Practitioner (FMS)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) - NASM
  • Certified Graston Technique
  • ROCKTAPE Certified Provider - Functional Movement Taping
  • ROCKTAPE Certified Provider - Performance Taping
  • ROCK BLADES  Certified Provider

Sporting Event Experience:

  • Sports Medicine Director - Parkrose High School - 2015-2016
  • Portland Stags Sports Medicine Provider - 2015-2016
  • Portland Winterhawks Preseason Concussion Screens - 2016
  • Pacific Crest Triathalon - 2012 and 2016
  • Canby Rodeo - 2016 - Canby, OR
  • Winter Dew Tour - 2014 - Breckenridge, CO
  • Ragnar Race Colorado - 2014 - Vail, CO 

 

 

More Important Info:

Favorite Pizza Topping:

Smoked Gouda, Salami, Spicy Chicken sausage (from New Seasons), and Mushrooms

Favorite Fictional Character:

Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

Hidden Talent:

Picking music to fit a crowd. Juggling. Amateur Ukulele skills.

Guilty Pleasure:

I've watched every season of Survivor (yes, that show is still on TV)