Meet Our Staff
At Pure Motion Chiropractic in Roscoe Village, we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor in Chicago is driven both by the chiropractor's competency and personality. When searching for chiropractic treatment, you need a chiropractor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Michael Karl, DC
Dr. Michael Karl has been treating patients in Chicago for over 9 years. Dr. Karl completed his undergraduate studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, earning his degree in Biology and graduated with honors in 2002. Dr. Karl continued his professional education at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, receiving degrees in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2005. As a member of the John Carroll University football and track & field teams, Dr. Karl was driven to seek optimal body function so that he could perform to the best of his ability. It was during that time he sustained a series of injuries. Dr. Karl received a variety of treatments from some of the top medical professionals but unfortunately they were not successful. Finally, Dr. Karl experienced his first chiropractic treatments and it was then he started to heal and strive. It was through chiropractic care that his athletic goals could be reached naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. From that point on Dr. Karl became dedicated to understanding and investigating musculoskeletal fitness, as well as total health and well-being of individuals through chiropractic education.
“Our office is committed to balancing wellness, exercise, and nutrition through chiropractic care. We set individual goals for each patient to help improve their health naturally. Our hope is that through chiropractic education we can empower our patients to live healthier lives, and to join us in our commitment to teach others so that they may also enjoy better health and well-being."
Dr. Karl is actively involved within the Chicago community. He is a member of the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, Roscoe Village Neighbors Association and Illinois Chiropractic Society. Dr. Karl motivates his patients to live a healthy lifestyle with regular chiropractic appointments, smart nutrition and daily exercise.
Kristin Letscher, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA Professional Member
Kris has been working as a massage therapist since 2000. She graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) and has a BA in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University. She is Nationally Certified and has advanced training in Massage for the Childbearing Year, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Pain and Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. She has worked with chiropractors her whole career and loves the collaboration between doctor, patient and massage therapist. Even though Kris works from a strong clinical/anatomical base she still believes that massage should feel good, and a patient should leave the office with less pain, more movement, relaxed and focused. Kris is happily married, has two daughters and lives in Ravenswood.
Frances Norris, L.Ac, MSTOM, Diplo. OM
Frances is a licensed acupuncturist, board certified herbalist, and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Her areas of special interest include women’s health, infertility, nutrition, and emotional well being.
Frances is a Chicago native whose passion for Chinese medicine was sparked by treatments and side effects she experienced while suffering from various health issues as a child and young adult. After years of recurring asthma and allergy issues, her parents began to seek more natural and holistic options including acupuncture. Using various methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Frances has been able to overcome her health issues. Through this journey, she grew passionate about the field of Chinese medicine and became determined to share this passion by investing in the training needed to heal others.