Complete Chiropractic & Bodywork Therapies

2020 Hogback Rd., Suite 7, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105


Dr. Linda Berry, D.C.

Linda has studied many modalities (or techniques) to address the illness and wellness of the body and mind, and believes that touch is important, because information is conveyed without the need for words. “Touch doesn’t have to be intellectualized, it’s direct. Sometimes, I think it’s the greatest form of healing that any physician has. And there is some research that supports [the theory] that touch changes brain pathways, particularly in chronic pain. We aren’t sure why it happens, but there is a definite sort of tactile shift with touch therapy.” There is an emotional shift that occurs as well; the human body responds in positive ways to nurturing, healing touch.

As a chiropractor, Linda is trained in applied kinesiology, ART, BioSET technique, Cox flexion/distraction, sacro-occipital technique, and nutrition. She sees her work as the synthesis of the tools and techniques she’s learned over the years. “A patient presents with a problem along with their own set of preferences, beliefs, fears, and strengths. I can reach into my toolbox and choose an approach that will likely fit that person, where they are at
that moment.” Of course, there are times when a patient doesn’t experience relief after treatment, which is frustrating. “It’s likely that a patient will not experience relief during the initial history and physical. I fix what I find and see what happens. I explain that we are beginning a journey to relief and better health. Several treatments, or a combination of approaches, may be needed before relief comes.”

Communication is a key component of treatment. If the changes or suggestions don’t work, then other options can be explored. “Sometimes,” Linda said, “knowing that a treatment creates an increase in symptoms can indicate that the body needs another approach, such as nutrition or energy work.” One of the most challenging components of her work is the demand —physically, mentally, and emotionally — of being engaged all the time. “It is a constant effort to stay present, to stay focused, and to be engaged with a patient, with their issues and concerns.” At the same time, Linda enjoys working with people to help them discover the mystery of their un-wellness. “I love listening to a patient’s story and then helping them redefine how they work with, play in, and accept the realities of their unique body.”