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Our goal is to not only help you feel better and solve your problem but to empower every individual to live healthier, independent lives.

We offer an innovative and advanced integrated approach to provide you with the highest standard of nonsurgical care to not only correct the problem but learn how to keep it that way. Let us help guide you toward a solution!

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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
  • Active Release Techniques (ART), Full Body Certified
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Medical Level 3 Certified
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS)
  • Integrative Dry Needling (IDN)
  • 500 hours in functional movement and rehabilitation

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: guiding people down the pathway of health independence.
My approach evolved from my personal experience.

I’ll save you the details. But I have suffered from debilitating back pain – I’ve been there. Not to mention, I endured bouts of neck and shoulder pain.

I had injuries playing sports in high school and college. I knew how they occurred, and I let my body heal – I had always recovered.

It was not until Chiropractic school I developed continuously varying back pain for no apparent reason – go figure! I got chiropractic adjustments multiple times per day. Sometimes it felt good afterward, other times, I felt no change at all.
As you could imagine, I was frustrated as all get-up. I’m in my twenties, in chiropractic school, where I had been begrudgingly dealing with back pain for the first time in my life. AND chiropractic wasn’t helping me at all! I had moments where I was ready to drop out of school.

I stuck with it. I’m glad I did because, with the help of my colleagues, I discovered the missing piece: ME.

Whether I liked it or not, my behaviors were contributing to my back pain roller coaster ride.

Ironically, I sat A LOT in chiropractic school. And in crappy chairs at times. It wasn’t that I had “bad posture,” but it was the amount of time I was forced to sit in class and study afterward. I wondered why I felt great when exercising but crappy the rest of the day. Now it made sense.

What did I do? I changed my behavior. I sat with a lumbar roll. I got up every 30 minutes for a micro-break. I would take a knee at my desk rather than sit. I made it a point to walk a bit extra in between classes. I would do my spinal “brushing & flossing” exercise I learned that helped me without needing anyone else to “fix” me.
All of this came from what I learned taking my first McKenzie Method course. Since chiropractic school, I have had a handful of low back pain episodes (most for silly reasons like deadlifting too much), and I have successfully self-assessed and self-treated using the McKenzie Method. It’s not always magic because some injuries take time, but it’s guided me down the right path every time.

Ask The Doc At REACH
  • 2,000+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)
  • Independent Medical Examiner & Expert Witness
  • Active Release Techniques (ART), Full Body Certified
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Medical Level 3 Certified
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS)
  • Integrative Dry Needling (IDN)
  • 500 hours in functional movement and rehabilitation

Dr. RJ Burr

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: guiding people down the pathway of health independence.

My approach evolved from my personal experience.

I’ll save you the details. But I have suffered from debilitating back pain – I’ve been there. Not to mention, I endured bouts of neck and shoulder pain.

I had injuries playing sports in high school and college. I knew how they occurred, and I let my body heal – I had always recovered.

It was not until Chiropractic school I developed continuously varying back pain for no apparent reason – go figure! I got chiropractic adjustments multiple times per day. Sometimes it felt good afterward, other times, I felt no change at all.

As you could imagine, I was frustrated as all get-up. I’m in my twenties, in chiropractic school, where I had been begrudgingly dealing with back pain for the first time in my life. AND chiropractic wasn’t helping me at all! I had moments where I was ready to drop out of school.

I stuck with it. I’m glad I did because, with the help of my colleagues, I discovered the missing piece: ME.

Whether I liked it or not, my behaviors were contributing to my back pain roller coaster ride.

Ironically, I sat A LOT in chiropractic school. And in crappy chairs at times. It wasn’t that I had “bad posture,” but it was the amount of time I was forced to sit in class and study afterward. I wondered why I felt great when exercising but crappy the rest of the day. Now it made sense.

What did I do? I changed my behavior. I sat with a lumbar roll. I got up every 30 minutes for a micro-break. I would take a knee at my desk rather than sit. I made it a point to walk a bit extra in between classes. I would do my spinal “brushing & flossing” exercise I learned that helped me without needing anyone else to “fix” me.

All of this came from what I learned taking my first McKenzie Method course. Since chiropractic school, I have had a handful of low back pain episodes (most for silly reasons like deadlifting too much), and I have successfully self-assessed and self-treated using the McKenzie Method. It’s not always magic because some injuries take time, but it’s guided me down the right path every time.

“Empower you to take responsibility for your recovery of function”

My approach evolved from my personal experience. This is the reason why I don’t recommend adjustments three times per week for multiple weeks or basic strengthening exercises you could otherwise search on the internet.

It’s limited, non-specific, and not individualized to you.

People say, “you’re different.” “You’re more like a PT than and chiro.”
Whatever they want to call it, it doesn’t matter.

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.

It’s all about helping people in the best way possible. Through my experience, I believe I have found it. But it’s not perfect, and things change, which is why I’m continually learning and adapting.

To help you.
This is why I do what I do.

I look forward to helping you do more than relieve pain – be unstoppable.

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 in Plymouth with my wife, Liz, and our human alarm clocks, Charlie and Bennett.

Kristin Szlinis

  • 2,000+ hours of training in manual therapy, biomechanics, pain science, and mindfulness.
  • Rolfing Structural Integration Certified
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (15 years experience)
  • Clinical Somatic Pilates Instructor
  • Expert Witness in Malpractice Cases
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

Kristin Szlinis

Hi, I’m Kristin Szlinis a bodywork and movement specialist with skills ranging from relaxation to pain management. I’ve been practicing massage therapy since 2007, structural bodywork (Rolfing) since 2016, and I’ve been teaching private pilates lessons since 2018.

After adolescence riddled with injuries, physical therapy and surgeries, I knew I wanted to help others whose lives have been impacted by pain. When massage only provided only temporary relief for myself and some of my clients, I began researching more about pain science and ultimately went back to school for a more structured bodywork approach, Rolfing, that blended together science, relaxation, awareness, and biomechanics.

“From relaxation to injury recovery, we’ll work together to discover what your body needs to heal.”

I also have advanced training in joint mechanics, pain science, relaxation, and myofascial release. Rolfing or massage, sessions will be customized to meet your unique needs, every session thought out and intentional. From relaxation to injury recovery, we’ll work together to discover what your body needs to heal.
Together with REACH, I look forward to helping you find Wise Body Solutions that help you live your best life!
  • 2,000+ hours of training in manual therapy, biomechanics, pain science, and mindfulness.
  • Rolfing Structural Integration Certified
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (15 years experience)
  • Clinical Somatic Pilates Instructor
  • Expert Witness in Malpractice Cases
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

Dr. Mitch Israel

  • 500+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Motion Palpation Institute and Diversified Technique 
  • 200 hours training functional movement and rehabilitation

I do what I do based on my personal experience. Here’s why.

My journey to becoming a chiropractor started when I fractured my femur in a high school football preseason scrimmage. I ended up in a bent knee cast for 6 weeks and never received any physical therapy after my cast was removed. I didn’t trust the strength in my leg. And I never ended up playing organized sports again. 

I believed you shouldn’t give up on your athletic aspirations because of injury. But I was under the impression once you had a major injury you were done for good.

This experience led me down the path to wanting to become a physical therapist. 

I attended Central Michigan University, where I pursued my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. I was dead set on becoming a physical therapist until I discovered a friend in my major was going to school to become a chiropractor. 

I didn’t know what a chiropractor actually did. 

I learned chiros and PTs were quite similar. For various reasons and within a matter of weeks, I  changed career paths to pursue chiropractic.

I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University, near St. Louis, MO. I was the first recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship: a full-tuition paid scholarship for my academic success through my first year at Logan. I made the President’s List every term, earning valedictorian of my class. For that alone you should choose me as your Chiropractor, right?!

Although I had academic success in school, I quickly learned that I didn’t have the tools needed to become the skilled clinician I aspired to be. 

To advance my skills, I accumulated 600+ hours of post-graduate courses while in school. The skillsets I earned through the Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Rehab2Performance (R2P), and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) guided me to become a great chiropractor with the additional skillset of a physical therapist. 

I am a native of Marysville, MI, but my aspirations to becoming a sports chiropractor led me to  REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center. Now, I’ve planted my roots in Plymouth with my beautiful fiancé Brooke!

  • 500+ hours of post-graduate coursework
  • Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Motion Palpation Institute and Diversified Technique 
  • 200 hours training functional movement and rehabilitation

Dr. Mitch Israel

I do what I do based on my personal experience. Here’s why.

My journey to becoming a chiropractor started when I fractured my femur in a high school football preseason scrimmage. I ended up in a bent knee cast for 6 weeks and never received any physical therapy after my cast was removed. I didn’t trust the strength in my leg. And I never ended up playing organized sports again. 

I believed you shouldn’t give up on your athletic aspirations because of injury. But I was under the impression once you had a major injury you were done for good.

This experience led me down the path to wanting to become a physical therapist. 

I attended Central Michigan University, where I pursued my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. I was dead set on becoming a physical therapist until I discovered a friend in my major was going to school to become a chiropractor. 

I didn’t know what a chiropractor actually did. 

I learned chiros and PTs were quite similar. For various reasons and within a matter of weeks, I  changed career paths to pursue chiropractic.

I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University, near St. Louis, MO. I was the first recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship: a full-tuition paid scholarship for my academic success through my first year at Logan. I made the President’s List every term, earning valedictorian of my class. For that alone you should choose me as your Chiropractor, right?!

Although I had academic success in school, I quickly learned that I didn’t have the tools needed to become the skilled clinician I aspired to be. 

To advance my skills, I accumulated 600+ hours of post-graduate courses while in school. The skillsets I earned through the Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Rehab2Performance (R2P), and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) guided me to become a great chiropractor with the additional skillset of a physical therapist. 

I am a native of Marysville, MI, but my aspirations to becoming a sports chiropractor led me to  REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center. Now, I’ve planted my roots in Plymouth with my beautiful fiancé Brooke!

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