Meet Dr. Annmarie King-Tarr

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician™

Portrait-4Dr. King-Tarr was introduced to alternative medicine at a young age by working for her father at King Chiropractic Clinic as an office manager and x-ray technician. Through this exposure, she developed a passion for promoting holistic care and personal wellness. She then pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition at Oregon State University. To further her ability to promote health and wellness in the Portland community, Dr. King-Tarr attended Western States Chiropractic College, graduating in spring of 2009. Dr. King-Tarr has completed training in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.


  • Examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – 2015
  • Certified Medical Examiner, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 2014
  • Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Certification, Spine Research Institute of San Diego – 2013
  •  Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians – 2012
  • First Aid/CPR –  2014
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique Module 1) – 2009
  • Certificate of Completion from Health Information Network through Clark College.  Six-hour Course for HIV/AIDS Education Training, 2005

Community Outreach:

  • Educational Speaker, Balancing Your Metabolism, Lents Masonic Lodge, SE Portland, TOPS OR 137, April 2014
  • Educational Speaker, What Next?  Healthier Living/Eating In a Busy Lifestyle! King Chiropractic Clinic SE – March, 2014
  • Educational Speaker, Look Good And Feel Great! King Chiropractic Clinic SE – February, 2014
  • Educational Speaker, Balancing Hormones! King Chiropractic Clinic SE – November 2013
  • Educational Speaker, Improving Blood Sugars to Improve Health and Energy Levels! – King Chiropractic Clinic SE, July 2013
  • Educational Speaker, Detox and Cleanse! – King Chiropractic Clinic SE, June, 2013
  • Educational Speaker, Nutrition and Weight Loss on a Budget, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) SE Portland, OR 2010
  • Educational Speaker, General Nutrition and Sports Nutrition, Hazel Dell Fire Station 1 – 2009
  • Educational Speaker, Cleansing Foods and Detoxification, Hazel Dell Fire Station 1 – 2009
  • Educational Speaker, Spring into Fitness, Lake Shore Athletic Club – 2008, 2007
  • Educational Speaker, Regulating Your Blood Sugar, Lake Shore Athletic Club – 2007
  • Educational Speaker, Get Rid of Those Holiday Pounds, Lake Shore Athletic Club – 2006
  • Educational Speaker, Eating Healthy On a Tight Budget, New Seasons Market – 2004
  • Educational Speaker, Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthier Foods (Presented to parents at a S.E. Portland, OR Church and sponsored by the American Heart Association for a program called, “Search Your Heart”)- 2004
  • Educational Speaker, Healthy Yet Tasty, Kid Friendly Foods (presented to a Parent/Teachers group in Beaverton, OR) – 2004
  • Educational Speaker, Nutrition for Women (presented to a women’s group at a S.E. Portland, OR Church) – 2004

May 2003:

Fourth Degree Black Belt in Traditional Taekwon-Do

Traditional Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self-defense and offers a system for the unification of the body, mind and spirit.  As with other martial arts, the attainment of warrior status is measured by the earning of the coveted “Black-Belt”.  There are nine levels of Black Belt which take a lifetime of dedication to master.  The 1st Degree Black Belt is seen as the beginning level of learning the “way”.  It is at this point that much of the basic tools are developed and honed for the sharpness needed to ascend to the higher levels of training. 

Commercial Driver License: Dr. King-Tarr can also assist you in obtaining your Commercial Driver License (CDL), learn more about applying for your CDL here.