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At REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, we strive to give our patients back their independence and active lifestyles through holistic chiropractic services. We will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs rather than having you come in for periodic adjustments. Our recovery plans focus on assessing and managing pain while keeping long-term goals in mind.

Our chiropractors use a combination of treatments to ease pain in the muscles, joints, and nerves. As we offer a wide variety of treatment options, we’re able to come up with an ideal blend of techniques for each patient. 

After minimizing the pain, we then stimulate healing with Rolfing structural integration practices and traditional massage therapy techniques. This helps eliminate any pain or discomfort associated with your injury and reduces it from returning. Using our patient-focused approach around our chiropractic services, we also encourage you to take on an active role in the recovery process and utilize the stretches and exercises we teach you at home.

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Not like any other chiropractor, he actually takes the time to discover the real issues and offer solutions like movement and stretching that actually work! Loved that I didn’t get sold some endless treatment plan of adjustments 8 days a week. Highly recommend this place!

– Kate S.

I am a serious athlete whose lower back “blew-out” on me last year (my words, not his.) He helped me with the immediate issue of pain and soon helped me to add core-strengthening techniques to my weekly routines. No new blow-outs since then and I’m feeling as strong as ever.

– Steve D.

I had history with other Chiropractors but wanted something more than just a quick crack and a “see ya next week”. Each visit was so thorough and I always left with a better sense of what could be going on with my body and what I could do to help it. His course of treatment has been so effective for me and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

– Marnie R.

How REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Helps Paitents

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Understand The Problem

At REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, we understand that all of our patients have different conditions, and a generic treatment plan simply isn’t good enough. We take the extra time to assess each patient’s injuries, pain levels, and limitations before developing a treatment plan.

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From our assessments, we develop a personalized treatment plan for you and put it into action. Using a combination of various chiropractic techniques and massage therapy, we’re able to relieve you of pain or discomfort and get you on a path toward recovery.

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Get Your Lifestyle Back

Our overall goal is to help our patients get their lifestyles back. We do so by training you on various stretching and exercise techniques that will help you manage your pain and get you back to your expected level of activity.

Conditions Treated

With our chiropractic services, we help patients seeking relief for a variety of medical diagnoses and pain presentations including:

Chiropractic Treatment Options

Depending on your condition, we may offer any combination of the following treatments to help you achieve relief and recovery as quickly as possible:

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic manipulation is used to release restricted joints in both the spine and the extremities.

Chiropractic Adjustments, Motion Palpation Joints often become restricted due to poor posture, improper bio-mechanics, and/or injury. A joint that is restricted leads to excessive motion in nearby joints. This excessive motion leads to degeneration of the joint. Therefore, restoring movement and function in all joints is a preventative procedure for future degeneration and dysfunction as well as golf injuries.

For those patients that prefer a lighter manipulation, we also provide mobilization to the joints to help restore movement and function. This is a low-velocity manual technique that does not provide the audible release (cracking/popping sound).

Dr. Burr uses manipulation and mobilizations as taught by the Motion Palpation Institute, a bio-mechanically sound and evidence-based chiropractic manipulation technique.

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McKenzie Method (MDT)

Without a full range of motion and proper use of joints, our backs, necks and joints become stiff and less mobile, leading to pain, greater loss of movement and dysfunction. The McKenzie method is a standardized assessment tool, defining and classifying movement problems and recommending appropriate treatment.

MDT helps to treat conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, radiating leg pain, arm pain/numbness, and sciatica. MDT is also effective at classifying and treating joints of the extremities such as elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, and even the TMJ (jaw).

One of the key components of this method is patient education. This method utilizes education to train the patient on proper posture and ergonomics and provides the patient with exercises to treat their own pain. It is directed toward patient self-treatment methods, therefore making the patient less reliant on the doctor for relief of their symptoms.

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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Drs. Vaclav Vojta, a Czechoslovakian neurologist, and Pavel Kolar, PhD, PT. Dr. Vojta developed a unique therapy that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception in the 1960s, it has grown and expanded and is now indicated for a variety of conditions in both the child and the adult.

Prof. Pavel Kolar further evolved and expanded this technique to make it more dynamic and to yield faster results. The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. This has yielded amazing success in treating pain syndromes as well as various neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and stroke cases. While DNS is routinely used in Europe, it has only recently started to gain popularity in the United States.

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Active Release Techniques (ART®)

Soft tissue techniques are used when a muscle, tendon, or ligament is overly tight, painful, or does not function properly.

ART is a movement-based manual therapy technique that addresses muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It involves breaking up adhesions in the soft tissues by having the patient go through various motions while the doctor applies a very specific pressure to the area being treated. It has been proven to be highly effective in treating many repetitive overuse injuries such as IT band syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, shin splints and even headaches.

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Functional Performance Rehab

Functional Performance Rehab consists of a variety of corrective and performance exercises with the goal of improving your physical movement, function, and performance. Exercises are custom-tailored based upon the findings of your functional assessment & movement screen.

Once movement dysfunction(s) have been identified from our thorough evaluation and movement assessment, a custom-tailored corrective and performance exercise program will be implemented with the goal of returning the patient/client to their regular activities of daily living while maintaining a pain-free state.

When a particular muscle is not doing its job correctly (inhibition), other structures have to pick up the slack causing them to become over-stressed. This is called altered motor control and can be du toe many factors including frequent sitting, sedentary lifestyle, poor postural habits and previous injury. This causes undue tension in the aforementioned over-stressed muscles, ultimately leading to pain and injury. Corrective exercises are designed to curb altered motor control by stimulating the inhibited muscle(s) in functional patterns which translates to more efficient movement in sport and everyday activities; thus, increasing performance while decreasing the risk for injury.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization ("Graston")

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced manual technique where the therapist is able to effectively address myofacial or soft tissue dysfunctions (i.e. tight, stringy muscles) with the assistance of a contoured instrument.

The instruments give clinicians a mechanical advantage by reducing stress on the hands, magnifying abnormalities (e.g. restrictions, scars, adhesions), and focusing forces through a small area with less friction than using the thumb or fingers.

The goal of treatment is to stimulate an inflammatory healing response – increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production promotes adequate remodeling and healing of soft tissue structures. Ultimately, reducing overall treatment time and allowing faster recovery.

Massage Therapy

There’s no question massage therapy has profound benefits. Less stress, decreased pain, easier movement — what’s not to love? However, not all massage therapy is the same.

Our skills range from relaxation to rehabilitation and pain management. We customize each session to meet your unique needs, where every session is specific and intentional. With advanced training in pain science, body awareness, joint biomechanics, and relaxation techniques, we utilize a science-based approach to ensure the best outcomes to achieve your goals.

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Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping

RockTape is a special kind of kinesiology tape that is used by practitioners to treat injuries, reinforce posture corrections, and improve sports performance. The stretch is used to promote healing as well as reinforce posture correction and proper muscle activation.

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Rolfing® Structural Integration

Rolfing® Structural Integration is an effective hands-on therapy designed to treat the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. This hands-on bodywork uses intelligent touch to release various layers of tissue restrictions, revitalizing your entire body allowing for a deep sustainable change in posture, health, and movement.

Rolfing is a series of ten bodywork sessions that are designed around you and your goals. We are all made up of life experiences, injuries, stressors, ideas, and habits –  which, combined give us physical individuality. Rolfing provides a way to investigate your whole body’s habitual patterns that have lead to tension and pain. Each session works with a different area of your body, allowing for cumulative learning and full-body fluid movement.

Rolfing is a great treatment option for all ages, elite athletes, weekend warriors, and even when injured. Common results are unrestricted free movement, increased body awareness, less pain, improved posture, and better flexibility.

Rolfing is unique because it isn’t a technique, it’s a philosophy.  By honoring your natural instinct to heal and working together to find your unique restrictions and habitual patterns, your body learns to better regulate itself meaning decreased pain, and increased adaptability to life’s stressors.

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Titleist Golf Assessment

Titleist Performance based golf specific injury assessment is designed to alleviate pain and increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.

Integrative Neuro Dry Needling (IDN)

Dry Needling is a technique used by practitioners to treat muscular pain and movement dysfunction. The technique uses a “dry” needle — a very thin filament without medication or injection — inserted through the skin and into the targeted muscle(s). Typically, the needle is inserted into an area of soft tissue dysfunction called a, “trigger point.” Thus, dry needling is often referred to as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular manual therapy.

A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle tissue within a muscle. Trigger points are often identified by touch, sensitive to the touch, and cause pain in other parts of the body, i.e., pain referral.

IDN, specifically, uses a neurology-based model to identify and treat musculoskeletal and neuroanatomical relationships that exists between regions of the entire body. In simple terms, the approach is about the assessment and treatment of the body as a whole as opposed to one local area such as a trigger point. Our body functions as a system, not as individual pieces. Plain and simple, you get better results by treating the system, not parts.

Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture, like dry needling, is a practice associated with inserting needles into the body; however, it’s based on Chinese medicine. Dry needling is based on modern Western medicine principles and administered primarily as a musculoskeletal therapy supported by research.

Dry needling is used most effectively as an adjunct therapy to a treatment and rehabilitation plan, not a standalone therapy.

Dr. Burr administers utilizes the Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) approach based on a thorough assessment and Physician supervision.

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Dr. RJ Burr

  • 2,000+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)
  • Independent Medical Examiner & Expert Witness

Founder of the REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, Dr. RJ Burr, was born and raised in West Bloomfield, MI. Now a resident of Plymouth, he strives to provide nearby Southeast Michigan communities with unparalleled chiropractic services, attention, and results.

Dr. Burr was inspired to become a chiropractor after his own experience with receiving chiropractic adjustments failed to treat his debilitating back, neck, and shoulder pain. In chiropractic school, it struck him that his treatment plan was likely failing because it wasn’t specific to his lifestyle. Instead of opting for more chiropractic adjustments, he began to change his daily behaviors. 

While in school, Dr. Burr made an effort to take micro-breaks where he would stand up and walk around every 30 minutes. He would also sit with a lumbar roll and utilize some of the strategies he was learning in class, specifically the McKenzie Method. From there, he began to develop the chiropractic approach he uses to this day, ensuring his patients receive an individualized treatment plan that will ultimately lead to a pain-free lifestyle. 

At REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, Dr. Burr has created an environment where patients can feel they’re being led towards a solution rather than endless adjustments. He is continually learning and adapting his methods, ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment plan according to the most recent research. His efforts have earned him hundreds of positive reviews and testimonials from patients over the years.

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  • 2,000+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)
  • Independent Medical Examiner & Expert Witness

Dr. RJ Burr

Founder of the REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, Dr. RJ Burr, was born and raised in West Bloomfield, MI. Now a resident of Plymouth, he strives to provide nearby Southeast Michigan communities with unparalleled chiropractic services, attention, and results.

Dr. Burr was inspired to become a chiropractor after his own experience with receiving chiropractic adjustments failed to treat his debilitating back, neck, and shoulder pain. In chiropractic school, it struck him that his treatment plan was likely failing because it wasn’t specific to his lifestyle. Instead of opting for more chiropractic adjustments, he began to change his daily behaviors. 

While in school, Dr. Burr made an effort to take micro-breaks where he would stand up and walk around every 30 minutes. He would also sit with a lumbar roll and utilize some of the strategies he was learning in class, specifically the McKenzie Method. From there, he began to develop the chiropractic approach he uses to this day, ensuring his patients receive an individualized treatment plan that will ultimately lead to a pain-free lifestyle. 

At REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center, Dr. Burr has created an environment where patients can feel they’re being led towards a solution rather than endless adjustments. He is continually learning and adapting his methods, ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment plan according to the most recent research. His efforts have earned him hundreds of positive reviews and testimonials from patients over the years.

Dr. Mitch Israel

  • 600+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)

Originally from Marysville, MI, Dr. Mitch Israel graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. He has since moved to Plymouth, where he works alongside Dr. Burr at REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center. Like his colleague, it was his own experience with pain management that led him to where he is today.

A fractured femur during a football scrimmage in high school left his knee in a bent cast for six weeks. However, instead of receiving physical therapy and getting back in the game, Israel decided his days playing sports were over. He never made an effort to mend his knee back to full health and didn’t play organized sports again. 

Through this experience, Israel was inspired to become a physical therapist. Upon graduation, he shifted gears a bit and decided to pursue a career in chiropractic work, ultimately attending Logan University near St. Louis, MO. He was later awarded the first Founder’s Scholarship for his academic success during his first year in school.  

Israel earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University and was the valedictorian of his class. To advance his skills, he accumulated 600+ hours of post-graduate coursework learning skills in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Rehab2Performance (R2P), and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

  • 600+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)

Dr. Mitch Israel

Originally from Marysville, MI, Dr. Mitch Israel graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. He has since moved to Plymouth, where he works alongside Dr. Burr at REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center. Like his colleague, it was his own experience with pain management that led him to where he is today.

A fractured femur during a football scrimmage in high school left his knee in a bent cast for six weeks. However, instead of receiving physical therapy and getting back in the game, Israel decided his days playing sports were over. He never made an effort to mend his knee back to full health and didn’t play organized sports again. 

Through this experience, Israel was inspired to become a physical therapist. Upon graduation, he shifted gears a bit and decided to pursue a career in chiropractic work, ultimately attending Logan University near St. Louis, MO. He was later awarded the first Founder’s Scholarship for his academic success during his first year in school.  

Israel earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University and was the valedictorian of his class. To advance his skills, he accumulated 600+ hours of post-graduate coursework learning skills in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Rehab2Performance (R2P), and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

Schedule An Appointment at REACH Rehab + Chiropractic in Plymouth, Michigan

If you’re in need of chiropractic services in Plymouth, MI, or the surrounding communities, allow our team at REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center to assess your injuries and create a personalized treatment plan for you.

Whether it hurts to move certain muscles or you have lost complete mobilization, we offer therapy methods that can help. We’ll work with you to reduce your pain and discomfort, with the goal of eliminating it entirely. 

Ready to schedule an appointment? Book online here or call us directly at 734-335-0212 to get started on your healing journey today.

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