Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Michael J.Dense, D.C., C.C.S.M.S

Clinic Director

Dr. Dense, originally from northeast Ohio, earned his doctorate of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2005. He completed his internship at the Palmer Rock Island, Illinois Outreach Clinic, where he was awarded the Outstanding Intern Award. He attended Kent State and Davenport Universities and has undergraduate degrees in both business management and general science. He received his post-graduate designation as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist (C.C.S.M.S.) from Texas Chiropractic College in 2013.

Dr. Dense is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, the American Chiropractic Association, and the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council. In 2016, Dr. Dense became the first chiropractor admitted to the Saginaw County Medical Society as an affiliate member and an affiliate member of the Saginaw County Osteopathic Society.

Dr. Dense is an approved facilitator for the Michigan WorkSafe program, has done many public lectures including schools, unions, community groups, and has been a guest lecturer at his alma mater. He is available to speak for your group or organization by calling (989) 781-7700.

Dr. Dense is married with five children, three grand children, and two golden retrievers.

 
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Dr. Jason Barrigar, D.C.

Dr. Jason Barrigar received his undergraduate degree in biology at Ferris State University, in 2007, before earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2010. While at Palmer he had the opportunity to travel to Manaus, Brazil to provide chiropractic care to those who otherwise could not afford it. He completed his clinical internship at Preferred Chiropractic’s Carrollton office in 2010.

He began practicing at Shields Chiropractic in January 2011. In 2015 he became a certified Rocktape doctor, learning the fundamentals of Fascial Movement Taping.

Dr. Barrigar is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, the American Chiropractic Association, and Toastmasters International. He is also a Michigan WorkSafe program facilitator, going to local manufacturers and nursing homes to talk to employees about back safety and injury prevention.

He is a native of Cass City, Michigan but now resides in Saginaw Township with his wife, three children, and dog. In his spare time he enjoys cross-fit training, hunting, and spending time with his family.