Michigan Brain Health

Meet Dr. Karl Johnson, DC, BCN, FIFHI, FICPA

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson has been helping patients with their health challenges since graduating magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic with honors in 1983. In May of 1983, he founded Advanced Chiropractic Care Center, PC; now known as Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition. Several focal areas of patient care warranted their own distinction and thus Michigan Brain Health was born to further signify one of Dr. Johnson’s areas of clinical focus. Since graduating, Dr. Johnson has dedicated his practice to helping people with chronic conditions that have not responded well to other treatments or who have not met their recovery goals using other methods.

Dr. Johnson is a certified graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute, with well over 650+ hours of postgraduate study in neurology. He also holds board certification in neurofeedback from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and is a fellow of the Institute for Human Individuality as well is a fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Johnson continues to study and research on a regular basis. He is known by his patients as the doctor who digs deeper to find root causes to health challenges.

Dr. Johnson has studied under some of the top physicians and researchers in functional medicine and neurofeedback. Drug-free help for brain health is a passion for Dr. Johnson and he has specialized training in heart rate variability biofeedback and the Interactive Metronome and IM Home systems. Dr. Johnson is also board certified in neurofeedback (BCIA BCN). Michigan Brain Health seeks to optimize brain function for improved performance in daily life via brain-wave training, modulation of gut-mediated inflammation via nutritional interventions and teaching people how to reduce their fight or flight nervous system response (CNS arousal dysregulations) with heart rate variability biofeedback.

One of the primary modalities he uses to help optimize brain function is neurofeedback. Basic learning theory is the backbone of EEG biofeedback, which is more well known as neurofeedback. Neurofeedback trains the brain to enhance self-regulation and helps the body to find more efficient pathways so the body is better able to manage and heal itself. We do not ‘treat’ conditions with neurofeedback, but assist the nervous system to make adjustments to improve function.

As such, neurofeedback has been shown to be profoundly helpful for improving, remediating, or alleviating, a wide spectrum of conditions. Combined with nutritional support for improved body function, neurofeedback may also help with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the effects of a concussion. EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback or brainwave training) is not a medical procedure. It is designed to help improve your brain state through coaching and biofeedback. It cannot be used to diagnose or treat any mental/neurological disorder. Brainwave training is a matter of increasing the person’s competence sequentially and incrementally.


Member of the International Association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation
Member International Society for Neuroregulation & Research
Member of the American Chiropractic Association
Member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors
Member of the Macomb County Chiropractic Association


If you are interested in our other services including Chiropractic care, please visit our website at www.johnsonchiropracticneurology.com.

Contact Us

We offer a free evaluation to see if neurofeedback is right for you.  Please schedule your free evaluation or call (586) 488-4818 to speak with staff in person. We look forward to meeting you!