Meet Dr. Thomas Klapp

I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.


It was 1970, I was 16 years old and driving down the road in my Volkswagen Beetle when all of a sudden, I was distracted somehow, and in that moment, I plowed into the back of a pick-up truck. The front-end of my Beetle was crushed almost to the windshield, I hit my head on the windshield and almost passed-out. All I could think about was how bad my car looked! It was damaged badly, but not as badly as I was. Even though there was no blood that day, and no ambulance, I suffered a horrible injury—as auto accident victims often do—I just didn’t know it for several years following the accident—as auto accident victims often don’t.

After the accident, I developed severe headaches and allergies I’d never had before the accident. And, just like many other people do, I took medicine like it was going out of style—to no avail. The pain and allergies just got worse.

Finally, after suffering for five years with these headaches and allergies, I learned about chiropractic and what a miracle! My headaches disappeared, my allergies cleared up! I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.

“I thank God everyday for that car accident…”

If I hadn’t been involved in that accident I may not have learned about the benefits of chiropractic to my own health. I may not have decided to become a doctor of chiropractic and I may not have seen all the miracles I’ve seen through chiropractic in my 40+ years of practice.

The Personal Side of Dr. Thomas Klapp

I’m married to my beautiful wife, Kim, who manages our Ann Arbor office. We have a teenage daughter, Tori. 

Kim, Tori and I live a lifestyle consistent with our chiropractic and other health beliefs. For example, Kim loves to cook and when she does, she uses only the best natural (organic, if possible) ingredients (no chemicals, growth or other hormones, no pesticides, no artificial coloring, flavoring, nothing). We drink only purified or high-quality bottled water. We exercise regularly. We take the nutritional supplements we recommend to our clients. We (usually) get 7-9 hours of great sleep every night. And, we are all regular chiropractic wellness clients. Even Tori. She’s been under chiropractic care since she was about one hour old! I’ve been under chiropractic care for over 40 years now. After all, why would I recommend something to my clients that my family and I don’t do ourselves?

Enough about me! What about you? Do you have a health challenge I can help you safely and naturally overcome? I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we can be of service to you.


  • Diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Science, Life Chiropractic College – West, 1997
  • Graduated Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude, Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia, June, 1979
  • Attended the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, 1973-1976
  • Attended Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1972-1973
  • Graduated Southgate High School, Southgate, Michigan, June 1972

Awards & Accolades

  • Michigan Association Chiropractor of the Year: 1993, 2006 & 2007
  • Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Chiropractor”
  • Ann Arbor Family Magazine "Ann Arbor's Favorite Chiropractor"

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