Meet Our Staff
At Pure Motion Chiropractic, 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. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Pure Motion Chiropractic every day. 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.
Greer Nesbitt, BS, CMT, MSOM, Dipl. OM, L. Ac
Greer Nesbitt is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who has experience in treating many issues including pain, headaches, stress & anxiety, women’s health, skin and digestive disorders. She received her Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL graduating valedictorian summa cum laude. Among her clinical training was a six-month internship in the pain ward at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and treatment of veterans in her university's PTSD clinic.
Before entering the healing arts of Chinese Medicine, she practiced massage therapy for nearly 8 years, specializing in dance medicine. She has worked with, and continues to treat many professional dancers and performers including The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, and the casts of Wicked, Dirty Dancing, Annie and 42nd Street. Within her past career as a clinical massage therapist, she has worked in integrative health care settings working closely with physical therapists and chiropractors, treating patients with a variety of conditions with care and compassion. Bedside manner and quality patient care is as important to her as her treatments.
Greer received her B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her diploma of Clinical Massage Therapy from The Soma Institute of Chicago. Greer is born and raised in Chicago, and outside of Chinese Medicine, she enjoys painting, modern dance, tai chi, cooking, cycling, and spending time in nature.