Dr. Bradley Chmelar
DC, MEd, CSCS
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Bradley Chmelar is a Texan by birth and an Oregonian by choice. After moving to Portland to attend chiropractic college, he developed an affinity for the Pacific Northwest and has practiced in the city ever since graduation. Dr. Chmelar has been a lifelong athlete, playing basketball and football throughout his youth, and subsequently played four years of Division I football. His activities these days include yoga, barbell and kettlebell training, hiking, skiing, and running.
Dr. Chmelar developed an interest in conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries after a back injury in high school threatened to derail his collegiate football prospects. After being taken care of by his team’s chiropractic physician and bouncing back with no time lost, he decided this was a field he could envision his future self in.
Patient independence, knowledge, and movement literacy are a few of the cornerstones of Dr. Chmelar’s philosophy of care. He believes the cookie cutter approach of care simply won’t get the job done and that each patient’s care plan should be tailored to their own history, interests, and goals. When he’s not in the clinic, he can be seen around Portland supporting the Timbers and Blazers, or out and about exploring all the adventures Oregon has to offer.
Professional Certifications and LicensesOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) – Certified Exercise Trainer
EducationBachelor of Science, Kinesiology, minor in Nutrition & Dietetics – Stephen F. Austin State University
Master of Education, Kinesiology – Stephen F. Austin State University
Doctor of Chiropractic – University of Western States
Athletic ExperienceFour year letterwinner, football – Stephen F. Austin State University
Former member – Portland Sasquatch handball club
Finisher – Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon (Portland, OR), Monkey Face Half Marathon (Smith Rock State Park), Hood to Coast Relay
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