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We want to help as many people as possible through chiropractic care and education. We believe when a patient understands why they are being treated and what they are being treated for gives them a better chance to make changes in their lifestyle to live a happier, healthier life.

  • Dr.
    Bryon Benchley
    Chiropractor

    He has been a citizen of the Clare area his entire life. He is a graduate of Beaverton High, attended Ferris State University, graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University, and attended National College of Chiropractic (now National University) in Lombard, IL.

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  • Dr.
    Craig Onstott
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Onstott is originally from the Mt. Pleasant area.  He graduated from Beal City High School and attended undergrad studies at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2006 from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri.

    He has 14 years of clinical experience including associate doctor for multiple clinics, owned and operated private practice for 7 years, locum work for numerous practices, developed a chiropractic clinic on Native American Reservation in Montana, Associate of multidisciplinary sports rehab clinic.

    Dr. Onstott's experience includes family care from pregnancy to end of life care, functional medicine and nutrition, orthotics and bracing, health coaching and sports chiropractic.  He has certification in Active Release Techniques and is currently working towards his CCSP title (Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner)

    He is married to his beautiful wife and together they have 4 amazing kids.  Their family lives in the Mt. Pleasant area and attend Mt. Pleasant Community Church.  They live on a farm with many animals and are actively involved in the local 4H programs.

    Dr. Onstott has strong roots in the Central Michigan area and his family loves all this area has to offer.  They are excited to serve the Clare community and the surrounding areas for many years to come.

  • John McCracken
    Office Manager

    He has been from the Clare area all his life. He is the father of 4. He graduated from Chippewa Hills High School then served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. He started with Benchley Chiropractic Clinic in January 2010 as a Front Desk Assistant and Chiropractic Assistant.   John Is certified with Rocktape (Kinesiology) Functional Movement Taping, Performance Movement Taping, Rock Blades and Cupping.  He has also completed his Center for Chiropractic Experience certification.  He is currently participating in the CA Advancement Program (CAAP) through the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.

    John and his wife enjoy volunteering with the Farwell sports programs to include coaching Little League Softball, Volleyball and Youth Wrestling.  

    John is a Life Member of the Clare VFW and currently is furthering his education at Mid Michigan Community College.

  • Bailey Smith
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Bailey joined Benchley Chiropractic September 2019.  She grew up in Farwell and graduated from Farwell High School.  Shortly after graduation she moved to St. Clair Shores before moving back in 2018.  She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys.  Bailey is our Front Desk Assistant.

  • Brenda Duby
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Brenda has been from the Clare area her entire life.  She is married, is the mother of 4 boys and the grandmother of 2 wonderful grandsons.  She has been with Benchley Chiropractic since December 2018.  Brenda loves working here and enjoys learning something new everyday.

  • Tessa Hammond
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Tessa has been from the Farwell area her entire life.  She graduated from Farwell High School and holds records for Track and Cross Country.  She is the mother of 2.  Tessa joined Benchley Chiropractic September of 2019.