Dr. Keith Brennan, DC – Owner/Chiropractor

Dr. Keith Brennan grew up in Sterling Heights, where he attended Stevenson High School and the advanced program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. He went on to earn a B.S. in Human Biology at Michigan State University. Dr. Keith grew up wanting to become a doctor and went to MSU planning on becoming a surgeon. As a junior at MSU, Dr. Keith began to experience neck and shoulder pain from long hours of studying and was introduced to Dr. Tim at Malter Chiropractic Center. He fell in love with the idea of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, and being able to help the body heal itself while also teaching people to live a healthier life. From there, he moved to South Carolina to attend Sherman College, where he received his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic and graduated at the top of his class.

After graduation, Dr. Keith worked as an associate for Dr. Tim. In 2014, he became the sole owner of the practice, and Back to Health Wellness Center was born. Since then, Dr. Keith has helped heal thousands of people in Metro Detroit from pain and has educated the community about living healthier lifestyles. He consistently receives exceptional reviews from his patients thanks to his great provider skills and his caring bedside manner. Dr. Keith says, “It is amazing how an adjustment can help so many people not only get out of pain but also feel stronger and have more energy and a stronger immune system!”

Dr. Keith is also the co-founder of Health Connect Pro – an online, Christian-based platform designed to integrate several aspects of physical and mental wellness. He also is passionate about food and nutrition, and eats a paleo diet to help maintain optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Keith lives in the area where he is raising an active son, Colin Anthony and a beautiful daughter, Charlese Marie. They have both been adjusted since birth to maintain a healthy lifestyle – he is passionate about pediatric chiropractic care! Dr. Keith is also an active member at Kensington Church, where he is also involved in community projects. In his spare time, Dr. Keith is an avid sports fan and fitness fan and you’ll probably find him running a 10k, doing a HIIT workout, or watching sports. It’s okay – you can cheer for either Michigan or Michigan State in front of him… he is a fan of both! 😊
If you haven’t yet experienced the exceptional care from Dr. Keith, schedule an appointment with him TODAY!

Ria Schodowski, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist

Ria Schodowski brings over 10 years of experience in massage therapy to our practice. Originally from Singapore, Ria was attending nursing school until her mother had a stroke in 2008. She immediately went back to her home country and served as the primary caregiver for her mother. While in Singapore, she met a massage therapist who massaged her mother twice a week. Within a couple of weeks of receiving therapeutic massages, Ria mother’s aneurysm shrunk from 0.7 to 0.3.

When Ria returned to the United States after caring for her mother, she had a new mission. She became certified in reflexology and began working out of her home in 2008. She quickly gained respect and a large customer base in Shelby Twp. Ria soon became certified in massage therapy and joined the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She said, “If I can change people’s lives in Michigan, I want to do that.”

Ria believes that the American diet of less fiber and more meat, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, is the reason that older people need to be taken care by their kids. “People don’t know how to take care of themselves and self-medicate. People don’t understand how much a massage can help you. It helps reduce stress and you can avoid a lot of diseases. You can guarantee your health. Massage therapy can prevent or reduce your risk of being unhealthy. Which would you rather have: to stay healthy or to just stay alive?”

And that’s exactly what Back to Health Wellness Center is all about.

Dr. Brian McConnell, DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Brian received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2020. Prior to receiving his degree, he served in the Army with service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was inspired to become a physical therapist because during his Army service he worked with wounded, ill, and sick soldiers and he witnessed the difference physical therapy can make for people. It allowed his soldiers to become better people and helped them work through many devastating illnesses. Dr. Brian specializes in providing relief and education to help his patients maintain themselves, achieve their goals, and perform at their highest levels. He is an avid outdoorsman and Ironman athlete who loves running, biking, paddling, hiking, archery, xc ski, and climbing. He uses a “Spine First” model which recognizes that the spine must be organized and stable to achieve functional movement. For a free consult with Dr. Brian, call us today!

Dr. Janelle Mackowiak, DC, ND, CFMP – Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, located in the suburbs near Chicago, Illinois.  She is not only a chiropractic physician but also is a CNME approved Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.  Her undergraduate degree, 1999 and master’s degree, 2001, were obtained from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, in the Allied Health field where she worked for 14 years before returning to receive her doctorate education.  Since a young age, she has believed in and been treated by a more holistic approach to health.  She loves being able to help and educate others so decided to support others gain the health and care that they deserve. Although she treats anything from the common cold in patients of all ages, her passion lies with the treatment of chronic diseases, gut dysfunction, autoimmunity, diabetes, hormone dysregulation for a mature clientele.  She is certified in many aspects of the profession, including Nutritional Counseling, Hydrotherapy, and Homeopathy, just to name a few.  She is a competent and dedicated doctor possessing the skills of patience and the unique ability to make them feel comfortable during difficult situations.  Dr. Janelle has proven to be capable and qualified to meet the needs of patients seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.

What actually started her journey was a growing concern with her own health and wellbeing. She sought care from multiple conventional doctors because she “never felt well.” Some basic labs, if any, were run and she was told she was fine, there was nothing wrong. Over and over she heard, “why don’t you just lose some weight and exercise?” “Much to the doctor’s dismay, I was working out 6-7 days per week and had turned vegan in thoughts that this would solve the issues I was facing. I was tired ALL. THE. TIME, my cycles were super heavy and lasted 10-12 days,” she said. “I was never happy. I did not feel like going to do anything in fear I would get sick and have to use the bathroom in a hurry. In the end I was prescribed antidepressants over and over again. I tried all different types and they all made me feel worse. I felt like a zombie. It was like everything was in fast forward passing me by and I couldn’t keep up. My body was so worn down, I was not receiving the right nutrients or minerals I needed from my so called “healthy” dietary choices. Eventually after dealing with this poor existence I started looking into herbs – remember back at the library? Using the Dewey decimal system” Yeah, that way! I started reading everything I could about a more holistic way of living. Little did I know at that time I would eventually become a doctor to help others the experience much of what I did. I no longer wanted to take a pill I had no idea about that left me in bed for days. I was sick of the feeling that this was it and I was only in my early 20s. I was worried, scared, frightful, out of my mind, I was so sick and tired of being so sick and tired! Fast forward and I found a natural doctor, a chiropractor, that also made some supplement recommendations. Well, it didn’t happen overnight, but eventually I started feeling better and regaining my health. The body is a miraculous thing and it will fight for you provided you have the correct things to give it. Now, I make it seem like it was easy. Somewhat of a, try this. It was trial and error and we had to try many different combinations of herbs and supplements at different doses. It was a lengthy process. It was worth every single moment and at that time expense. I was able to get my health back which is what is needed for everything else we do. I cannot give back to anyone or anything if I care for myself. 

She provides top-quality, patient-centered care with the highest level of empathy and professionalism. Utilizing a holistic but common-sense approach, she emphasizes an equality in provider-patient discussion and customized plans of action based on state-of-the-art, evidence-based medical practices, which builds trust, helps her patients recover more quickly and return to their activities of daily living sooner, and decrease their chances of recurrence.