Portland Backsmith Chiropractic

Meet the doctor

Dr. Christopher J. Zander


Dr. Christopher Zander

Dr. Zander has developed a reputation for being an excellent Chiropractic adjuster and has had success with patients that felt Chiropractic had not helped them in the past. He is dedicated to treating patients safely and effectively to get them well, stay well and live happy healthy lives.

Dr. Christopher Zander is a Florida native and a graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in biology and chemistry. He later attended Western States Chiropractic College in Portland Oregon to earn his doctorate of Chiropractic degree. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon and has been a practicing chiropractic in the Pacific Northwest since 2006.

Following graduation from the University of Illinois, Dr. Zander was a prominent figure in rheumatology and arthritis research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg Medical School on Chicago’s Magic Mile. He was credited as a “viral expert”, important for studying the genetic cause and effect on arthritis. He is co-authored in the medical journals, “Blood” and  “Nature of Immunology” for research regarding the molecular causes of arthritis and joint degeneration.

Dr. Zander fulfilled his Chiropractic internship under the direction of the US Olympic, Portland Timbers, and Winterhawks chiropractor and continues to stay involved with the most current and up-to-date research and treatment advancements. He attends continuing education courses and seminars regularly and has benefited from the mentoring of some of the most prominent chiropractors and sports medicine doctors in the profession.  He has had the opportunity to work with many professional PGA tour golfers, extreme sports athletes, skiers and snowboarders, runners and ultra-marathoners and MLS players. He utilizes techniques gained from these experiences as well as extensive training in Chiropractic adjustive technique to provide his patients with professional, quality diagnosis and care.

His passion lies in helping people reach their best level of health without the need for drugs or surgery. In addition, he has developed a great team of referral sources in Portland for Physical Therapy, Medicine, Naturopathic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy to make sure each patient is getting the right care and treatment they need.