RJ Burr, DC, Cert. MDT, CSCS — Plymouth, MI Chiropractor
Ahh, where to begin.
No, seriously, where do I begin?
I’m RJ Burr, a chiropractor here in Plymouth, and I’ve never been much of a wordsmith, so I’ve always found writing these bios to be a little tricky. But hey, if I were a wiz at writing biographies, I probably wouldn’t have been able to focus on my true passion in life: helping people get back to doing what they love and performing better.
I grew up playing sports my whole life. I know what it feels like to score a game-winning goal and accomplish something you worked hard for. Consequently, I know what it feels like when an injury takes that away.
Medically speaking – and this is a technical term – it stinks.
We all deserve to live life grand and being active is one of the significant components. As a result, I made it my mission to learn what it takes to stay healthy and active, and share my knowledge and experience to help others.
I discovered early on that truly solving problems wasn’t something I could do alone. As a matter of fact, we have to work together. I utilize a movement assessment — The McKenzie Method — for gathering relevant information to understand your problem and how it behaves. Ultimately, I offer the strategies that will empower you to take responsibility for your recovery, which will get you back on your way to pain-free living. Furthermore, I coach you how to perform at your sport or activity better than you did before.
“empower you to take responsibility for your recovery of function”
So, that’s my philosophy. And I had to study a great deal to get to practice it. I graduated from Central Michigan University before I pursued my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). I’ve accrued more than 700 hours of post-graduate work with an emphasis on manual therapy, rehabilitation, biomechanics, nutrition and movement restoration. I’ve earned certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical track, and can sit for the American Chiropractic Rehab Board Diplomate (DACRB) and Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method). I also continually treat recreational and professional athletes at races, tournaments, and other competitions.
As the founder of REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, I work according to my belief that for you to have a healthy, pain-free lifestyle, you must be responsible for your health by eating well, moving well, and moving often.
Outside of the center, I practice what I preach. I’m totally into sports and experimenting with a myriad of exercises and movements. I’m also a bit of a foodie and have a passion for whipping up all sorts of concoctions. Most of all, I’m a sap that loves spending time with family!
I’m a native of West Bloomfield, MI, but planted roots Plymouth with my wife, Liz, and our human alarm clocks, Charlie and Bennett.
Do you have questions regarding your physical frustrations? Schedule a courtesy call — I’d love to help!