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Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Dr Thomas Klapp

Chiropractor

Thomas Klapp D.C.

Dr. Thomas Klapp started Klapp Chiropractic Life Center in 1980, which changed its name to First Choice Chiropractic in 2001. He’s grateful to help countless clients in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area regain their health. He’s been named “Chiropractor of the Year” three times, and is very active in the profession.

It was 1970, I was 16 years old and driving down the road in my Volkswagen Beetle when all of a sudden, I was distracted somehow, and in that moment, I plowed into the back of a pick-up truck. The front-end of my Beetle was crushed almost to the windshield, I hit my head on the windshield and almost passed out. All I could think about was how bad my car looked! It was damaged badly, but not as bad as I was. Even though there was no blood that day, and no ambulance, I suffered a horrible injury—as auto accident victims often do—I just didn’t know it for several years following the accident—as auto accident victims often don’t.

After the accident, I developed severe headaches and allergies I’d never had before the accident. And, just like many other people do, I took medicine like it was going out of style—to no avail. The pain and allergies just got worse.

Finally, after suffering for five years with these headaches and allergies, I learned about chiropractic and what a miracle! My headaches disappeared, my allergies cleared up! I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.

“I thank God every day for that car accident…”
If I hadn’t been involved in that accident I may not have learned about the benefits of chiropractic to my own health. I may not have decided to become a doctor of chiropractic and I may not have seen all the miracles I’ve seen through chiropractic in my 40+ years of practice.


The Personal Side of Dr. Thomas Klapp

I’m married to my beautiful wife, Kim, who manages our Ann Arbor office. We have a teenage daughter, Tori.

Kim, Tori, and I live a lifestyle consistent with our chiropractic and other health beliefs. For example, Kim loves to cook and when she does, she uses only the best natural (organic, if possible) ingredients (no chemicals, growth or other hormones, no pesticides, no artificial coloring, flavoring, nothing). We drink only purified or high-quality bottled water. We exercise regularly. We take the nutritional supplements we recommend to our clients. We (usually) get 7-9 hours of great sleep every night. And, we are all regular chiropractic wellness clients. Even Tori. She’s been under chiropractic care since she was about one hour old! I’ve been under chiropractic care for over 40 years now. After all, why would I recommend something to my clients that my family and I don’t do ourselves?

Enough about me! What about you? Do you have a health challenge I can help you safely and naturally overcome? I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we can be of service to you.


Education

  • Diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Science, Life Chiropractic College – West, 1997
  • Graduated Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude, Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia, June, 1979
  • Attended the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, 1973-1976
  • Attended Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1972-1973
  • Graduated from Southgate High School, Southgate, Michigan, June 1972

Awards & Accolades

  • Michigan Association Chiropractor of the Year: 1993, 2006 & 2007
  • Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Chiropractor”
  • Ann Arbor Family Magazine "Ann Arbor's Favorite Chiropractor"
Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Dr Bradley Marx

CHIROPRACTOR

BRADLEY MARX D.C.

Dr. Bradley Marx was born and raised in Michigan. After attending Eastern Michigan University, he obtained his doctorate at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with family. His goal is to bring health and wellness to the people of Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas.

"I love being a chiropractor because it allows me to save lives one adjustment at a time."


Personal

Born in Farmington, Michigan, 1989


Licensure

  • Licensed - State of Idaho, 2016
  • Licensed - State of Michigan, 2017

Organizational Memberships/Diplomacies

  • Michigan Chiropractic Association since 2017
  • Int’l Federation of Chiropractors since 2015
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Experience

  • First Choice Chiropractic, 2017 - Present
  • Salmon River Chiropractic, 2016 - 2017

Education

  • Graduated Doctor of Chiropractic, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, 2016
  • Eastern Michigan University, 2007-2012
  • Bachelor of Science, Excelsior, 2016
  • Graduated from Howell High School, Howell, Michigan, 2007
Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Dr Travis Grace

CHIROPRACTOR

Travis Grace D.C.

Dr. Travis Grace was born and raised in the Port Huron, Michigan area. After graduating from Western Michigan University, he pursued his dream of becoming a chiropractor at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Grace enjoys playing hockey (he was captain of his college hockey team), golf, and spending time with his family.

Since hockey has always had a special place in his heart, Dr. Grace has enjoyed providing chiropractic care to the Port Huron Prowlers Professional Hockey Team.

Dr. Grace strives to provide personalized chiropractic care to the Ann Arbor community while providing the tools to support and enhance the quality of life.

Dr. Grace looks forward to seeing you in the office and helping you achieve your health care goals.


Personal

  • Born in Port Huron, Michigan, 1986

Education

  • Graduated Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta, GA, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science Exercise, Western Michigan University, 2010
  • Port Huron Northern, Fort Gratiot, Michigan, 2005

Licensure

  • Licensed - State of Michigan, 2018

Organizational Memberships/Diplomacies

  • Michigan Chiropractic Association since 2018
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Kim Klapp Team Leader

Team Leader

Kim Klapp

Kim enjoys working with her spouse, Dr. Tom Klapp and a fabulous team of doctors and assistants. She especially loves the families that come in together for chiropractic care, since they understand the benefits of prevention and wellness. Her own daughter has received chiropractic care since her first day of life to help keep her healthy.

“I used to think that headaches were a normal part of life. Since my first adjustment in 1994, I haven’t had a headache! Chiropractic has also given me relief from low back issues and TMJ problems.”

Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Erica Assistant Team Leader

Assistant Team Leader

Erica

Erica was born in Romulus, and has lived in Michigan her entire life. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University. She really enjoys helping both our clients and doctors.

“I’ve personally experienced great chiropractic results. Because of my adjustments, I had no low back pain during pregnancy. It also gave me relief from neck pain that started while breastfeeding. Both my husband and son benefit from chiropractic care, too.”

Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Robyn Chiropractic Assistant

Chiropractic Assistant

Robyn

Robyn was born and raised in Ypsilanti. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a Master's Degree, she still loves learning new things. When she is not helping people to reach their fullest potential, she enjoys playing board games, working on art projects, and cooking for her family.

“One of my favorite aspects of being a chiropractic assistant is the opportunity to educate others about the benefits of chiropractic care.”

Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Yoshimi Chiropractic Assistant

Chiropractic Assistant

Yoshimi

Yoshimi attended both Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University, where she studied graphic arts. She enjoys dancing, performing, and learning about plant life and permaculture.

"Chiropractic care has been the game-changer for me as a performance artist. It's given me great relief from the aches and pains that were part of my daily life. My children also benefit greatly from chiropractic care, and love the doctors here at First Choice."

Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Darcie Chiropractic Assistant

Chiropractic Assistant

Darcie

After graduating from Ypsilanti High School, Darcie obtained an Associates degree from Washtenaw Community College. She enjoys creating artwork, watching her favorite show and taking care of her pets.

“My favorite part of working at First Choice Chiropractic is helping the clients, who tend to be so happy. I love the positive environment!”

Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Mallory Insurance Specialist

Insurance Specialist

Mallory

Our Insurance Specialist—Mallory was born and raised in Waterville, Ohio with three older sisters. She moved to Michigan after high school to attend Eastern Michigan University where she received a Bachelors of Business Administration. Mallory enjoys cooking, reading and watching movies with her boyfriend and two cats.

“Since starting chiropractic care, the pain in my neck has gone and I finally sleep through the night.”

Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Kimberly Licensed Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kimberly

Kimberly graduated in 2010 from Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She integrates many different modalities of massage to work with you to achieve your short and long term wellness goals, from pure relaxation to chronic pain relief. Her specialties include neuromuscular and myofascial release therapy, plus sports, Swedish and prenatal massage.

"With the combination of consistent massage therapy sessions and chiropractic adjustments, I am able to be at my optimal health and mindfulness. This is essential in my role in ongoing care for clients."

Chiropractic Ann Arbor MI Meet The Team Kaitlyn Community Outreach Coordinator

Community Outreach Coordinator

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a Michigan native who graduated from Canton High School. After college, she developed a passion for natural forms of healthy living. She enjoys spending her time drawing, reading and cooking.

“Since I started receiving chiropractic care and therapeutic massage, my neck and back pain is almost non-existent. I feel more energetic throughout the day and have an easier time falling asleep. Having spent a lot of time as a child in hospitals for my ulcerative colitis, I recommend chiropractic to everyone as a way to help prevent future health problems. I truly believe the best investments that we can make, is in ourselves and our health!”

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Saturday
Closed


Sunday
Closed

First Choice Chiropractic of Ann Arbor

4748 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 434-1100