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Brenden J. Kim, DC, MS, CCSP, CKTP

Tanaka and Associates is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Brenden Kim. A familiar face to our office, he returns to us after completing his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences (MS) degree from the University of Western States located in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Kim is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) and an active member of the American Asosciation Sports Counsel (ACASC).

While his knowledge covers conventional aspects of chiropractic, he specializes in the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of sports-related injuries. His treatment methods include traditional chiropractic care, proper rehabilitation, various functional taping techniques, soft tissue techniques, and nutritional support to optimize and enhance biomechanical performance in his patients and athletes.

His current certifications include the Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) (www.kinesiotaping.com) and Certified Graston Technique provider (www.grastontechnique.com). With his knowledge, he was able to provide services to many sporting events in and around the Greater Portland area ranging from children sports to professional events.

Dr. Kim believes in a team approach to health empowering his patients to become active participants in their general health and well-being.

While not in the office, Dr. Kim enjoys going to the gym, scuba diving, and spending time with his family and friends.

Educational Background

-Doctor of Chiropractic 2011
University of Western States - College of ChiropracticPortland, OR


-Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences 2011
University of Western States
Portland, OR

-Bachelor of Science in Human Biology 2009
Western States Chiropractic College
Portland, OR

-Associate of the Arts in Liberal Studies 2006
Leeward Community College
Pearl City, HI

Postgraduate Education/Certifications

-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician 2011
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

-Graston Technique Certified 2011
University of Western States

-Graston Technique Module 2 2011
Advanced Training - Upper and Lower Extremities/Spine
University of Western States

-Kinesio Taping Association 2011
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)

-Kinesio Taping Association 2011
KT 3 - Clinical Concepts and Advanced Taping Methods
Professional Therapies Northwest
Northwest Hospital of Seattle, Washington

-Kinesio Taping Association 2011
KT 1 - Fundamental Concepts
KT 2 - Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques
The Oregon Orthopedic Physical Therapy Study Group
Pacific University Health Professions

-American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC) Symposium 2010
Portland Hilton

-Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue with Graston Tools 2009
Graston Technique Module 1 - Basic Training
Western States Chiropractic College