Dr. Bobby Jones, Chiropractor
Over 20 years ago, Dr. Bobby Jones fell from a ladder landing on his left hip and lower back causing severe pain. After three hours waiting in the emergency room before finally being examined and x-rayed, doctors informed him, “Nothing was broken.” They handed him prescriptions for muscle relaxers and pain medication and sent him home to recover, which they said, would take a couple of days. But, for the ensuing three days, Dr.Jones was unable to raise either leg high enough to climb the stairs out of his basement apartment.
Luckily, a friend took matters into her own hands and took him to her chiropractor. After a comprehensive evaluation and additional x-rays, the chiropractor determined that Dr. Jones’ pelvis and lumbar spine were out of alignment. According to Dr. Jones, “He did a very thorough exam, adjusted me, and when I got off of the table I was 90% better. I experienced a miracle.”
It took a few years before Dr. Jones decided to become a chiropractor, but that event changed his entire outlook on healthcare, and he is now lucky enough to observe similar “miracles” with his patients every day.
Education and Experience
Dr. Bobby Jones graduated valedictorian with the University of Western States’ class of 2001 and has practiced in the Portland area since 2005. He also has BS degrees in biology, chemistry and secondary education and an MS in geology.
Dr. Jones has studied numerous chiropractic techniques and obtained several supplemental certificates. He is an Activator Methods Advanced Proficient practitioner. This technique allows him to check the body at each visit to determine what levels of the spine need to be adjusted and which segments should be left alone.
He also studied with Dr. Tedd Koren, learning the Koren Specific Technique (KST) that allows the patient to be adjusted in a position that reproduces the stress and pain they regularly experience throughout their daily lives. This provides an even better way of analyzing segments that are causing stress to the body but only in certain positions.
In addition to expertise with various cutting-edge adjusting tools and methods, Dr. Jones is a strong advocate for proper nutrition including identifying specific diet sensitivities as well as necessary dietary deficiencies. Based upon the cutting edge work of Dr. Frank Springob, Morphogenic Field Technique, Dr. Jones is able to assess the body's specific nutritional needs. He understands that proper nutrition is vital to help the body heal injured tissue.
Dr Jones is also trained in homeopathy and will often recommend homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body’s own innate power to heal if indicated.
He is married to wife Sandy and spend their spare time (and money) restoring a 1912 Farmhouse in Gresham. He has a daughter, Caitlin, who lives in North Georgia and works as an elementary school teacher. They are the caretakers for four cats and several fish.
Tabra has been with Blackbird since January 2016. Before working with us, she was a patient who needed chiropractic care due to her physically active lifestyle. Now she's using her talents to perform many of the therapies used in our office to help our patients get better faster.
Tabra is a Certified Yoga and Pilates instructor which she incorporates in the therapeutic exercises she teaches to our patients as part of the treatment.
When she's not assisting Dr. Jones with patient care, she dances professionally and continues to be a student of Ballet and Modern dance. As a Certified Yoga and Pilates instructor she also teaches classes as well as private instruction. She is a wife and cat mom. In her spare time (yeah, what spare time), she is an adept Sudoku player, choreographer, learning the violin, and refreshing her knowledge of the Japanese language.
She is also the master of really clever puns - so beware.
When she moved to Portland last year with her husband and pug, Cait was in search of the perfect place to ply her skills. A few years working with a non-profit psychiatry collective led her to search for a small medical office with caring and competent staff. After meeting with the Blackbird team, it was clear there was no place she’d rather be.
With varied experience over many industries, her number one job will always be problem solver.