Dr.Bridget A. Devlin-Smith
Dr. Bridget A. Devlin-Smith is the owner of Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness Center. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She was very active at MSU, for example playing on the Women's Lacrosse team. She continued her education at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. This is where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology and a professional degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Devlin-Smith fulfilled her internship in downtown Chicago which included a rotation at the Salvation Army Clinic and Edgewood Hospital. She also completed a preceptorship in Southfield, MI.
After graduation, Dr. Devlin-Smith continued to develop her education by working as an associate and attending seminars. In 2002, Dr. Devlin-Smith opened Claddagh Chiropractic Wellness Center. Even now she continues to improve her education in chiropractic treatments, nutrition, pediatrics, maternity care, and orthotics. Dr. Devlin-Smith is one of very few chiropractors to be certified in Webster technique.
In her free time, Dr. Devlin-Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert Smith, and their four little ones: Declan, Riley, Sullivan, and Finnegan.
Dr. Emma was raised in Royal Oak, MI and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then moved to Davenport, Iowa where she graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. While obtaining her doctorate degree, she took advanced courses in Activator Method and Sacro-Occipital Technique. She also completed a clinical preceptorship in Troy, MI. She is happy to be back in the community she grew up in and is thrilled to have joined the team at CCWC.
In her free time, Dr. Emma likes to read, travel, and spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys being active and spending time at her cottage in northern Michigan.
Dr. Chris is originally from Lincoln Park Michigan and grew up in Canton Michigan. He studied Physical Therapy and Psychology and earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. He moved to Illinois to study Chiropractic and graduated cum laude from National University of Health Science in Lombard, Illinois. During his time at National University he took extra classes with a focus on soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercises, and RockTape. He began his career as a chiropractor practicing in Illinois but he and his wife had the opportunity to move back to Michigan to continue their careers and be closer to family and friends. Dr. Chris enjoys working with families, as well as athletes, and is very excited to join the CCWC team.
In his free time, Dr. Chris likes to spend time with family, friends, his wife Kirsten and their dog Ayla. He grew up playing hockey but enjoys all sports and spending time outside.
Our Doctors are Board Certified and licensed chiropractors who enjoy serving the Ferndale community. Being a staple of the area for over a decade, our experienced team use a "whole person approach" that allows them to promote optimal health and wellbeing in patients. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing the symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Devlin-Smith and her team of doctors are able to help you accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health!