karenDr. Karen Baranick, Chiropractic Physician

Karen graduated from the University of Western States where she became a doctor of chiropractic. Previously she completed her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science at Oregon State University where she became interested in physical medicine and training.  She worked in the training room treating division 1 athletes and grew to love physical medicine and rehabilitation which eventually led her to become a chiropractor.

After becoming a chiropractor, Karen sought out additional education in other rehabilitative techniques including McKenzie technique and Webster technique.  She is the first female chiropractor and one of only two chiropractors in the state of Oregon to become certified in McKenzie technique, a progressive rehabilitative technique commonly used by physical therapists. There are only about 60 certified McKenzie practitioners in the state across all disciplines.

She has also pursued education in pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic.  Karen used to teach preschool which stoked her passion to work with children and mothers.  Her education in Webster technique has prepared her to help mothers who experience discomfort during pregnancy.   

Karen is now an assistant professor at the University of Western States Chiropractic College and helps to shape the future of chiropractic.  Her clinic is also an intern site for students to get first hand experience with patient care.  

Karen came to Oregon in 1999 and loves the Pacific northwest.  She loves the outdoors and all of the amazing experiences that Portland has to offer.  When she isn’t treating patients or teaching the next generation of chiropractors, she can be found riding bikes, hiking around Mt. Hood or at a game rooting for her alma-mater.  GO BEAV’s!!

Karen is available for care the following days and times:

Days Hours
Monday 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm


Karen is currently credentialed with and accepting new patients insured through:

American Specialty Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield(Regence)
Kaiser (CHP)
Lifewise of Oregon
Pacific Source
Heath Net
United Health Care(Optum)
Motor Vehicle Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance
PCD Discount Card
Time of Service
New insurances added frequently – check back often