Dr. Pond’s life took a turn toward sports medicine in the year 2000 when he suffered an MRI confirmed labral tear in his right shoulder while pursuing a passion in competitive rugby. The options posed to him were a) get the shoulder surgically repaired or b) stop tackling people and having fun. He chose c) develop a demanding and experimental shoulder stabilization routine and continue to play pain-free. It was the success of this experiment that inspired him to pursue a degree that would give him the opportunity to share that same level of success with as many people as possible. Now as a sports chiropractor in Seattle, Dr. Pond is a resource to coaches and athletes who seek an alternative to injury care beyond rest, ibuprofen or surgery.
Dr. Pond graduated from The University of Western States with a doctorate in chiropractic in 2008. He continued his education at UWS to achieve the additional degree of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physican and serves as the team physician of the Old Country Iron Club’s Competition Team.
Dr. Pond does his best to practice what he preaches. He is currently competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he recently earned his IKFF rank of Master of Sport in the #70 kettlebell snatch sprint set. He was ranked #29 in the 2012 Northwest Crossfit Games Open and he has competed as an individual or team competitor in every NW Regional Crossfit Games dating back to the year of the final Washington State Sectionals in Monroe, WA in 2010.
Before Chiropractic, Dr. Pond was a wildland firefighter and a strength and conditioning coach.