A sports chiropractor helps your teen make the right moves

Faster recovery times

Fix bad posture

Prepare for next season

"What can you do for my child?"'

Dr. Leslie Mitzel knows what it’s like to perform at a high level. As a former collegiate rugby player and coach, she understands the toll athletics do to the human body.

High school athletes are always on the move. Waking up, learning, practicing, and game day. If you’re already spending on travel costs and private classes, a sports chiropractor is a must. Help their body prepare for the day ahead and stay on target for whatever’s next.

Get Healthier Without Breaking a Sweat

First Visit

Each client fills out initial forms, has a consultation and chiropractic exam, and finishes with an X-Ray.

Second Visit

In a 45-60 minute session, we will unlock the results of your initial exam and X-Ray. Next, your first adjustment.


Our adjustments use controlled movements that improve mobility no matter the stage of your motherhood plans.

Dr. Leslie: Chiropractor, Coach and Rugby Player

Lover of all sports! I have loved the challenge of trying new sports and training to excel physically. In high school, I played soccer, basketball, and softball. In college, I played lacrosse and rugby. I then went on to try out ice hockey and played competitive Divison 1 Rugby with Detriot Rugby Football club.
This is where things got interesting, I had my degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Athletic training and was able to help mend the team that I was on back together but I knew I wanted to be able to do more with health and reaching the next level with fitness. While I was taking prerequisites for Physician’s assistant school, I had my own injuries to deal with from concussions to shoulder and back issues. I explored chiropractic, it took me going to three chiropractors to understand more of what was going on.
Once I found one who helped me get my shoulder working properly and I was able to take a deep breath that I wasn’t able to do in years, I changed direction and went to chiropractic school. There I played rugby during my time there and went on to coaching, which also gave me a different lens to see sports through. As an athlete or former athlete, I know what you are going through.
I now like to mountain bike and go hiking, but whatever your sport might be or even coaching your own kids, I want to help! 

"Great place and wonderful chiropractor."

- Brandon Weir, 5-Star Google Reviewer

"How do they get better faster?"

Hear from others in West Michigan who rely on Journey Family Chiropractic to move better, feel stronger, and stay healthier.

"Dr. Leslie is a wonderful human and doctor. You can’t help but smile as soon as you walk in knowing you’re in great hands. I love every visit. She truly sees you as a whole being. My 12 year old daughter loves being cared for by her, too! She is the perfect balance of compassion, connection, and enthusiasm. I recommend her for the whole family!"
Lisa Finkbeiner
"Hands down the best chiropractic care I have ever received! Dr. Mitzel is very caring and confident in her work. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new chiropractor!"
Lauren Beall
"Great welcoming feel to the office. Dr. Mitzel is very caring and takes her time in addressing your needs and giving effective adjustments. Definitely recommend!"
Matthew VanderLaan