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!

Alexys Pizzo, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist

Say hello to Alexys Pizzo, Licensed Massage Therapist! Alexys grew up in Shelby Twp, MI and is a recent graduate from Irene’s Myomassology Institute. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, she also holds an associate’s and bachelor’s degree. She has previously worked in a chiropractic office and in several customer service settings.

Alexys was inspired to become a massage therapist so she could help people feel better, which has been a passion her whole life. She loves the therapeutic element of touch and has received massages herself since high school to help with sports recovery and injuries. “I will be forever learning in the health field which will allow me to grow and understand the human body holistically and how every individual has complex issues and variations that contribute to their everyday dysfunction,” Alexys says. “I want to expand my knowledge in therapies regarding body mechanics, techniques, certifications, and continuing education.”

Alexys’s proudest achievements include finishing school during a pandemic, making a positive difference in people’s lives, and traveling to a new place once a year. Her favorite travel destination is Australia. “I visited there a few years ago and did a little backpacking/van life trip with my sister,” she says. “Highly recommend if anyone has the chance to visit!”

Another fun fact is that she still plays sports for fun, but she has broken 3 bones is determined to save her arms and hands for her massage career. She is also passionate about sustainability, recycling, and nutrition. “Yep, I am the weird one who brings my own silverware, refuse plastic bags at stores, and reuse as much as possible! I have a plant collection of about 30ish indoor plants throughout my house, that I have collected and shared with others over the last few years.”

Welcome, Alexys. We are so excited to have you on our team!

Grace Buffa – ICF Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Transformational Coach

Meet Grace Buffa, our health coach! Grace has been a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1999, and worked in the field for over 10 years in outpatient and rehabilitation Centers. She has also been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2009 with continued training in Conscious breathing and specific movements to help trauma/anxiety/depression. She has been a Reiki Master since 2013.

Her primary role at Back to Health is as an ICF Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Transformational Coach. Her specialties are Stress Management, Work/Life balance, Mind/Body/Spirit approach to health, Preventive Health, and Mindset Coach/Habit Change.

Grace’s proudest achievements are her two boys, establishing her business, and writing her first book. Grace says, “As my life’s journey made me realize that really being a healthy human being is more than what you eat, and how you move, but it also involves how you feel and think. I feel like I am living my best life and through my ups and downs and I figured out how to do that through out the course of the past 20 yrs. Now I want to show others how to do the same.”

She enjoys working at Back to Health because “Dr. Keith and I believe in the same mission of having a holistic approach to health that includes a mind/body/spirit approach. Dr. Keith and Staff genuinely want their patients to experience a high quality of life through the services that they offer at this wellness center.”

In her spare time, you can find Grace biking, doing yoga, or on a beach vacation with family. Schedule your appointment with Grace today!

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

Dr. Janelle 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.

Dr. Janelle offers FREE 15 minute discovery calls to new patients. Contact us to schedule today!