Learn More About Dr. Michael Winkler, Chiropractor

Dr. Michael W. Winkler has two offices - Bay Area Chiropractic (established in 1986) Interlochen Chiropractic (established in 1987). He started practicing in 1984 and has been providing quality hometown care for over 32 years. He provides professional, quality, friendly chiropractic care to patients of all ages for either individuals and families, as well as auto accident and workers' compensation injuries.

His offices participate with most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Winkler is associated with an excellent licensed massage therapist, Lynne Leabo, who can bill through MESSA Blue Cross to help you meet your natural healthcare needs.
About Dr. Michael Winkler, Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Winkler

Dr. Michael W. Winkler was born and raised in Traverse City, MI. He graduated from the St. Francis school system and then from Northwestern Michigan College.

While completing his Chiropractic Prerequisites, Dr. Winkler taught at Northwestern Michigan College. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in September 1984 and immediately joined Dr. Jeff Thomas at West Bay Chiropractic. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.

He enjoys Michigan's freshwater resources, fishing and sailing at every opportunity. He also loves building and rebuilding sailboats, kayaks, and power crafts.

A lifelong hockey player, he skates with family and friends on the frozen Michigan ponds and competes in the 50 and over league.

Combining his love for hockey with chiropractic care, he has provided his services to the area's first junior hockey team, named The Enforcers, as its team chiropractor.

Chiropractic Techniques Used by Dr. Winkler

  • Activator method
  • Palmer College Package
  • Thompson Drop Table technique
  • Gonstead technique
  • Extremity adjusting, full spine, manual adjusting
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