Some people ask, “Are chiropractors doctors?” The answer is that chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic medicine, not medical doctors. It’s a different course of study and practice. Our chiropractic doctors are highly-skilled and experienced in providing holistic care for their patients.
Another question we frequently encounter is, “How do you know when you need a chiropractor?” Our patients come to us for a variety of reasons. Call us at 989-781-7700, and we can figure out if this is the right place for you.
The Doctors at Shields Chiropractic
Dr. Matthew Waro began practicing at Shields Chiropractic in 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. While at Stevens Point, he also studied Choral Music Education, Spanish, and Chemistry.
Following graduation from Stevens Point, Dr. Waro attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2017.
Dr. Waro is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. He is trained in manual adjusting, instrument-assisted adjusting, soft tissue mobilization, and fascial release. Dr. Waro especially enjoys working with expectant mothers.
Originally a native of Wisconsin, Dr. Waro now resides in the City of Saginaw with his cat, Finley. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, and camping.
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 began practicing as a chiropractor at Shields Chiropractic in January 2011. In 2015, he became a certified Rocktape doctor, learning the fundamentals of Fascial Movement Taping. Dr. Barrigar also enjoys working with children of all ages.
Dr. Barrigar is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. 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 two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys strength training, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Brianna Pitre started her chiropractic career at Shields Chiropractic in 2021. She attended Alma College and received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Physiology and Health Sciences. While at Alma, she was part of the women’s varsity bowling team and served as the team captain for two years. Following her graduation from Alma, Dr. Pitre completed her graduate studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Her mission in chiropractic is to help her patients achieve optimal health by restoring normal function. She is proficient in full spine manual adjusting, instrument-assisted adjusting, flexion-distraction, and soft tissue techniques.
Dr. Pitre was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, and is thankful to have the opportunity to return home and serve the people in her community. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, softball, camping, and hiking with her family and dog, Ridley.