Tim Irving, DC, MS, LMT

Assistant Professor
Faculty: Physical Medicine and Nutrition Departments


Dr. Tim Irving grew up in New York, and through his own healing journey found himself drawn to physical medicine and nutrition. In 1998 this journey took him to Boulder, CO, where he studied massage therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, structural integration and medical massage. Through his studies and work with an osteopathic doctor in Longmont, CO, Dr. Irving found himself on a path that took him to Portland, OR, where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. In addition, knowing that nutrition is an integral part of physical medicine, he completed a Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree through the University of Bridgeport.

Dr. Irving teaches in the physical medicine department at NCNM.
Courses taught:

•    NMT I, II, III, IV, V
•    Nutrition III
•    Organ Systems II

In addition, Dr. Irving has a busy physical medicine and nutrition practice in Southeast Portland, and is involved in expanding the education of healthcare providers through various educational and teaching endeavors.

Curriculum Vitae

Master of Science in Human Nutrition 2009
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut  
Doctor of Chiropractic 2005
Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR  
Associate of Occupational Studies: Massage & Bodywork 2001
Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Boulder, CO  
Environmental Biology Program 1995
SUNY E.S.F., Syracuse, NY  
Pre-Med Program 1994
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY  
Assistant Professor, NCNM, Portland, OR 2010-present
Develop curriculum, lecture and teach skills labs for the following classes:  
Physical medicine          Nutrition          Physiology          Anatomy          Orthopedics  
Curriculum Coordinator, NCNM Nutrition Department, Portland, OR 2010-2012
Baseline Examiner for Research Study, University of Western States, Portland, OR 2006-2010
“Dose-Response/Efficacy of Manipulations for Chronic Low Back Pain.” Funded by: NCCAM/NIH.
Peer Reviewer, Natural Standard 2008-present
Peer review clinical monographs for accuracy, relevant research and clinical relevancy on the following topics:
Diets      Nutrition      Genomics       Proteomics      Supplements      Nutraceuticals      Botanical Medicine
Lead Lecturer: Physiology, University of Western States, Portland, OR 2008-2010
Continuing Education Lectures, University of Western States, Portland, OR 2007-2009
Nutrition in the Modern Chiropractic Practice  
Nutrition and Nutrient Therapy for Pain management  
Peer Reviewer, Institute of Functional Medicine, Gig Harbor, WA 2007-2008
Reviewed for accuracy and clinical relevance a monograph entitled, Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies by Alex Vasquez DC, ND
Owner/Doctor, Optimum Function LLC, Portland, OR 2007-present
Developed clinic and website from the ground up including all marketing, web design, internet marketing, social media marketing and clinic system development. Provide patient care in the areas of:
Nutrition          Chiropractic          Rehabilitation          Physical Medicine          Functional Medicine
Clinical Chiropractic Care, T.V. Highway Chiropractic, Aloha, OR                                       2006
Clinical Chiropractic Care (Vacation Relief), Baseline Chiropractic, Beaverton, OR  2005-2010
Lead instructor/TA, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, OR 2005-2010
Doctorate of Chiropractic Program and Massage Program  
Develop curriculum for, teach and assist with didactic, psychomotor and clinical material on the following topics:
Manual adjusting          Physical Diagnosis          Soft-tissue manipulation  
Clinical and diagnostic skills           Ear Irrigation, endonasal, nasal specific  
  Fascial Manipulation  
  Trigger Point Dry Needling  
  Functional Medicine  
  Myotonic Facilitation  
2011 Excellence in Teaching at NCNM  

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•  Professional Experience
•  Continuing Education

Last updated Nov. 8, 2012