Leighia Wells, DC

DR. LEIGHIA WELLS

Chiropractor

Dr. Leighia Wells grew up in southern Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science. She earned a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2006, she earned a certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to become one of the first Chiropractors to have attained this credential.

Dr. Wells became certified as a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) through the University of Pittsburgh in July of 2021. The PSP maximizes clinical outcomes by ensuring that conservative management always remains at the forefront and that patients have a consistent “go-to” professional who can monitor and facilitate their progress towards recovery. Dr. Wells identifies patients that require further diagnostic evaluation, such as x-ray, MRI, etc., and ensures that other specialists and surgeons see patients when it’s most appropriate for their skill set.

Dr. Wells founded her private practice in 2001 and practiced for five years at Borgess Spine, working extensively with other providers. She held leadership positions in many community and state associations and is active in legislative efforts to improve healthcare access for patients in Michigan. Dr. Wells is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Michigan Association of Chiropractors, and the Forward-Thinking Chiropractic Alliance. 

Monica Toso, DC

DR. MONICA TOSO

Chiropractor

Dr. Monica Toso joined our practice in December 2020. She grew up in Lawton, Michigan, and received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Western Michigan University.

She went on to earn her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During her years at WMU, she became heavily involved with the Parkinson’s “Delay the Disease” exercise program at Bronson Athletic Club, leading to a full-time internship in the Group Exercise and Personal Training departments. She was able to work with clients of all ages, skill levels, and starting points. She also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for two years and completed several half marathons. Throughout her education, Dr. Toso learned the importance of cross-training and the benefits of proper body biomechanics and weightlifting form.

She believes that to move well, we must move often. As a student at Palmer College, she interned in the Rehabilitation Department on campus, where she shadowed and learned about many different types of soft tissue therapies. Recently she received certification in Level 1 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Currently, she is working on becoming certified in McKenzie Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) and advancing her Personal Training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). Dr. Toso is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors and the American Association of Chiropractors.

Danielle Clark, DC

DR. DANIELLE CLARK

Chiropractor

Dr. Danielle Clark joined our practice in February 2022 after beginning her chiropractic career in Jenison, MI. She was born and raised near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but moved to Michigan to play volleyball and basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. During that time, she fell in love with southwest Michigan and decided to complete her undergraduate studies at Western Michigan University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Clark went on to earn her doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in November of 2020. While at Northwestern, she completed the Sports Emphasis program by completing additional coursework and internships in the school’s Human Performance Center. This allowed her to work with various patients ranging from high-performance athletes to weekend warriors and everything in between. Dr. Clark has a passion for working with young athletes, educating them on proper biomechanics and self-care to enable them to have long and successful careers. 

Dr. Clark is currently working towards her certification in McKenzie Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) and her certification in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR). Dr. Clark is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Michigan Chiropractic Association, and Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance.

Our History

In September of 2001, Dr. Leighia Wells, a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, started seeing patients in Kalamazoo.  Dr. Monica Toso and Dr. Danielle Clark have also joined the practice. The office moved locations over the years, and on March 1, 2020, our office moved to its current beautiful location on the first floor at 8175 Creekside Drive in Portage. Our focus is on improving the body’s function by encouraging movement and teaching ways to speed recovery and create self-reliance. Excellent service is our top priority and our commitment to you!

We look forward to your next visit