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Meet the Doc

Michael Cardinal, DC

Growing up an athlete Dr. Cardinal has always been interested in maximizing human performance. Throughout his 14 years of track and field competition, and 9 years of competitive weightlifting, he was continually hampered by injuries that limited his ability to enjoy the sport and perform at his best. Because of this Dr. Cardinal has dedicated himself to helping individuals move better, find strength they didn’t know they had, and fully enjoy the activities they love.

Since graduating in 2018, Dr. Cardinal has worked with people looking for answers.  They come in due to pain, loss of activities they love to do, or the desire to maximize their athletic performance. As a team, Dr. Cardinal and the patient work together to address their concerns regarding pain and injury. Along with his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Cardinal has earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences. His background in movement, fitness, and competitive strength sports gives him a unique perspective on the needs of the active individual and what it takes to maintain their active lifestyle.

Dr. Cardinal works with people aged 15 – 50+ on a daily basis. He teaches them how to overcome pain, avoid injury, or return from injury through correct movement patterns, specific corrective exercises, and increased functional strength. He is founder of what is rapidly becoming one of the go-to practices in area for crossfitters, weightlifters, powerlifters and track and field athletes.



  • Doctor of Chiropractic –Palmer College of Chiropractic

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science -Utah State University

Additional Training:

  • Mally Upper Extremity Adjusting Techniques

  • Mally Lower Extremity Adjusting Techniques

  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention 1

  • Palmer Flexion Distraction

  • Palmer IASTM

  • FMT Movement Specialist – RockTape Certified Provider

  • FMT Advanced Movement Specialist – RockTape Certified Provider

  • FMT Blades - RockTape Certified Provider

  • FMT Blades Advanced - RockTape Certified Provider

  • FMT Mobility Specialist - RockTape Certified Provider

  • FMT RockPods - Rocktape Certified Provider

  • FMT RockFloss - Rocktape Certified Provider

  • Dr. John Rusin - Pain Free Performance Specialist

  • Pre-script Level 1 Coach

  • Pre-script Level 2 Coach

  • Pre-script Barbell Coach

  • USAW Level 1 Coach

  • FAKTR Certified Provider

  • Barbell Rehab Method





Mon - Fri:

By appointment


Tel. 208-821-4784


Instagram: @thebarbellchiro

7145 SW Varns Street #102

Tigard, OR


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