MEET OUR TEAM
Drs. Matt and Taylor moved to West Michigan for their internship so they could have the privilege of serving at Higher Health Chiropractic, the largest chiropractic office in West Michigan with Dr. Erik Kowalke. Dr. Erik has been published in pregnancy magazine for his work with pregnant moms and infants. During their time in the office, Drs. Matt and Taylor worked first hand with patients who suffered from conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Sciatica, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Sinusitis and Arthritis. This practice was also the largest pediatric practice in the entire state of Michigan, and many children benefited from chiropractic care with health issues like autism, A.D.H.D., colic, bed-wetting and ear infections.
Drs. Matt and Taylor have post-graduate training in pediatrics and pregnant women. They are certified in the Webster’s technique and their experience working with pregnant women, babies and children allow them to provide the highest quality of care. Their expertise and knowledge allows them to provide gentle and effective adjustments that allow the body to heal itself with tremendous results.
Dr. Matthew Filtz
Dr. Matt grew up in rural Wisconsin where he spent most of his childhood outdoors, hunting, fishing and working. He comes from a large family and grew up working with his father and relatives on their farms and forests, so he is no stranger to hard work! While growing up he was active in multiple sports, which started his interest in the human frame and how to help it reach its optimal potential.
Upon graduation from high school, Dr. Matt enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country deploying to Iraq and other foreign lands. While in the military he had an injury that led him to chiropractic. After some time, he realized the importance of chiropractic’s role in the overall health of his body and how he could help people without the use of drugs or surgery! He then decided to exit the Marine Corps and went on to earn his doctorate in chiropractic. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree in biology, with an emphasis in human anatomy and physiology. He then attended the chiropractic program at the prestigious and most well-known chiropractic school in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic. At the completion of his studies at Palmer College he graduated with the academic honors of Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Matt has a deep rooted passion to serve his community. He is very passionate about helping athletes, military and families!
Dr. Taylor Filtz
Dr. Taylor grew up on a lake in central Wisconsin and loves to water-ski, boat, fish, and explore the outdoors. From a young age she has always enjoyed spending time with her family outdoors. Dr. Taylor grew up swimming and pursued it competitively in high school. In high school she was a household name for competitive swimming in central Wisconsin being named an all-state swimmer all four years she was in high school. Following a successful career in high school swimming and achieving academic excellence, she was recruited to swim at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It was during her swimming career that she was introduced to the power of chiropractic. She experienced multiple injuries while competing at the collegiate level and contributes her quick recovery to the chiropractic care she was receiving. Dr. Taylor, just like most of our professional athletes today, realized that chiropractic care was vital for optimal performance and decided to make it a part of her lifestyle rather than waiting for a health concern to arise.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in human anatomy and physiology, she decided to attend the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the prestigious and most well-known chiropractic school in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Taylor had the opportunity to work under the lead pediatric clinician at the Palmer clinics where 100% of her patients were pregnant moms, babies, kids and mothers! Dr. Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and was awarded the title of Salutatorian of her class with a GPA of 3.98 on a 4.0 scale.
Dr. Taylor loves to spend time with her family and this passion is exuded in her love for caring for moms, babies and kids of all ages! She wants to strive to make our community healthier and she knows that sick kids usually mean future sick adults, so she wants to help kids start out healthy so they can become healthy adults!