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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Christopher Toellner and his wife Dr. Merisa have been in practice for 15 years. They are both '02 graduates from Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Christopher Toellner

Christopher Toellner, D.C.

Christopher is originally from Ontario, Canada and upon graduating from high school came to the US on a tennis and soccer scholarship. He graduated from Sherman College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2002. He is Advanced Certified in the Activator Technique.

After graduating, he worked as an associate chiropractor in Rockford, Michigan for a couple of years before he and his wife decided to open their own practice in Ludington. They have been in Ludington since 2005 and have really enjoyed being part of the community.

Merisa Stokely-Toellner

Merisa Stokely-Toellner, D.C.

Merisa is originally from Lakeview, Michigan and upon graduating high school continued her education at Alma College. She graduated from Alma College with a B.S. in Exercise and Health Science. She then received her doctorate from Sherman college in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

She is a member of the Michigan Chiropractic Society and is Advanced Certified in the Activator methods technique. She is also an Advanced Activator Instructor and teaches at many seminars yearly.

Our Chiropractic Philosophy

Our practice philosophy is quite simple -your body is brilliantly designed with an on-board intelligence. Your nerve system is the master system that adapts you to the world. That means our inevitably stressful lifestyles create spinal imbalance that unless corrected and restored, will lead to further breakdown and physical degeneration of vital systems.

A One-of-a-kind Adjustment

While you may have or have not been to a chiropractor, Dr. Toellner and Dr. Stokely-Toellner specialize in a unique instrument adjusting technique that delivers a safe, comfortable adjustment. As a master of the Activator Methods(R) technique, this gentle adjustment is a favorite of patients of all ages!

Solution-Based Care

At Harbor Front Family Chiropractors we recognize our role in solution based care.

...What does that mean?

Have you ever replaced a dead battery with a used battery? Maybe medicated a headache or back pain that went away only to reveal itself once the effects of the drug wore off? That's what you call a temporary solution. Solution based care means that while our society is constantly seeking the quick fix, actually solving the problem correctly in the first place will save valuable time, money and most of all your health in the long run.So we realize that finding the cause and addressing it with appropriate care that puts you back in the driver seat to live life on your terms is a WIN, WIN, WIN perspective. If we don't think we can help you solve your problem, we will not accept you as a patient.

Our vision for Ludington and surrounding communities is to help more people like yourself realize how amazing you can be and feel with a healthy nerve system. We feel that the work we do is literally holding a mirror in front of each person and showing them how incredible their body is, if given the chance. We still get very excited watching people break through challenges that they thought they would just have to live with.

Chiropractic is cost-effective and foundational in the health and function of the human body

We intend to make chiropractic more accessible by first delivering on our promise and allowing more people an opportunity to experience greater quality of life. Believe it or not, right here in your community there are way too many people needlessly suffering with health challenges that invasive surgery and drugs aren't solving. We're inviting you in to see if we can help you with a chiropractic solution. Our patient friendly approach simply allows more people to access quality care; our results speak for themselves. Business is about relationships, built from trust -- which comes from focusing on what's important to you.

Sound interesting? Please contact our Ludington, MI office to make an appointment.