Richard Crokin, DCDr. Crokin received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and started his healthcare career after receiving his Florida massage therapy license. Arriving in Oregon in 1996 to attend Western States Chiropractic College, Dr. Crokin has been in private practice since 1999.

During the following years, Dr. Crokin completed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program and is currently involved with the Carrick Institute of Neurologic Research working on the Functional Neurology Diplomate.

My Chiropractic Story

As a young child I was playing with the older kids in the neighborhood. For whatever reason, I was being held upside-down by my feet and was dropped. After regaining consciousness, I ran home to Mom, she knew something wasn’t right. Later that evening, a severe headache hit, lightning bolts of pain shot down my back and shoulders and I began to feel sick. The next day I stayed home from school, needless to say when the kids got off the bus after school, I did not go out to play.

Three days went by and I remained in bed. This is when Mom decided to take action and took me to Dr. Crawford, the local Chiropractor. I remember looking at my x-rays and seeing the obvious imbalance in my spine. This was my first Chiropractic experience which I wholly attribute to my recovery.

As an avid high school hockey and soccer player, I suffered my fair share of hard hits, bumps and general sports injuries over the years. It did not take long to realize regular Chiropractic check-ups were the best way for me to maintain strength, stability and endurance.

Community / Volunteer involvement includes:

Tigard Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador

When I moved to the Tigard area, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Chamber. As a 3 year member, I am happy to have met and worked with many area business leaders. The many after hour and community events gets me out in the public fostering quality relationships.

Mt. Hood Ski Patrol

Having a good understanding of outdoor emergency safety / rescue had become increasingly important to me. As an outdoor enthusiast and snowboarder, completing the Outdoor Emergency Care training and joining the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol has been an absolute blast.

Broadway Rose Theater

One of the local business leaders I’ve met through the Chamber is the General Manager of the Broadway Rose. Having been exposed to live theater and dance over the years, volunteering with the Theater has allowed me to mingle with interesting people and watch local artists work their craft.

Portland Art Museum

Spending quiet time before the museum is open to the public is quite an experience. Wandering around amongst hundreds of works of art at the Portland Art Museum is special. As one of a few “Patron Services Representatives,” I meet renowned artists and take part in many of the museum activities.

Oregon Cancer Ski-out

Many of us have been in some way affected by cancer. The “Ski-out” is a 24 hour ski fund raiser for cancer research. Treating the staff and participants keeping them moving up and down the hill is my way of helping the cause

American Diabetes Association

Every year the association hosts the “Jingle Bell Run.” I’ve been helping make this event run smooth for a number of years now. From stuffing race bags, to registration, course maintenance and working on participants, this has been a lot of fun.

Tualatin Riverkeepers

I started kayaking about 10 years ago on the Upper Clackamas River. It didn’t take long before we were on the river all year long. When I learned about the Riverkeepers, I knew I would find like-minded adventurers with a love for paddling. The Riverkeepers host numerous trips on the Tualatin River where I serve as “safety boat” in the event a guest needs a little help.