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Ascend Chiropractic Pillars of Care

At Ascend Chiropractic, our pillars of care include: Traditional Chiropractic Care, Active Release Techniques, Rehabilitation Exercises, and Acupuncture.  As musculoskeletal experts, we understand that pain and dysfunction can be caused from a wide variety of factors.  We use aspects of all pillars to better assess, eliminate, and prevent pain.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Lincoln chiropractor, call (402) 480-6680 today! 

Ascend Chiropractic Dr. Brian Bayer Dr. Olivia Johnson

Dr. Brian Bayer, Dr. Olivia Johnson, and Dr. Rob Lane are chiropractors now serving Lincoln and the surrounding area. They are committed along with the rest of the team at Ascend Chiropractic to providing chiropractic solutions towards optimal health.  Your unique needs will be assed by the doctors, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, and even muscular tightness and tension. Your needs will also be addressed at Ascend Chiropractic if searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain. Our chiropractors can help you improve overall health and attain everyday wellness goals.  Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our Lincoln chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans.

What to Expect:

During your initial visit to Ascend Chiropractic, your doctor will perform a full evaluation, explain how our combination of chiropractic and rehabilitation care works to provide better care, and determine if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your individual needs.  Together, we can then customize a plan of specific chiropractic, rehabilitative, and at home care for your condition and health goals. You are an important member of your health care team!

Ascend Chiropractic uses a patient-centered and evidence-based methodology. We strive to empower our patients to maximize their health, performance, and goals.

If you are wondering if chiropractic care is right for you or want to find out more, please contact us or call (402) 480-6680 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

Dr. Brian Bayer | Dr. Olivia Johnson | Dr. Rob Lane 
Lincoln Chiropractor | Ascend Chiropractic | (402) 480-6680

5611 NW 1st St. Suite 105
Lincoln, NE 68521

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  • Dr.
    Brian J. Bayer

    Brian grew up on a small farm just south of Howells, NE.  Throughout high school he played on multiple successful sports teams, which eventually led him to Doane College to play basketball.  At Doane, Brian majored in exercise science and also minored in biology. It was during his athletic training and rehabilitation experiences that he decided to pursue an education in Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He graduated from Palmer with Cum Laude Honors.  

    While at Palmer, Brian worked extensively in the rehab department as one of the sports rehabilitation interns.  It was there that he was first exposed to DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and ART (Active Release Techniques).  Then during his preceptorship, Brian was fortunate enough to spend months learning at a chiropractic clinic that included both certified DNS and ART instructors.  Since then, Brian has become certified in ART and has implemented both techniques into his treatment protocols.  

    In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending outdoors time with his family, especially his seven nieces and nephews!  He also enjoys playing in various sand volleyball and basketball leagues.  Physical fitness has always been a priority for Brian,  and since moving to Lincoln he has grown to like Crossfit.  Using his prior basketball experience, Brian now volunteers as a youth basketball coach.  

    Brian's education and training has been instrumental in treating a wide variety of patients, from young children to elderly adults.  Even after receiving his degree, he is working on additional certifications and attending seminars to provide his patients with the most up to date and effective care.  While he enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds and ages, Brian's techniques and certifications make him especially skilled in treatment of runners, lifters, athletes and active individuals.  

    Techniques and specialties of Dr. Brian Bayer include:

    -Active Release Technique (ART) Full Body Certified

    -Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique

    -Kinesiology Taping

    -Activator Methods Certified

    -Motion Palpation Technique

    -Upper Extremity Adjusting Certified

    -Lower Extremity Adjusting Certified

    -Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

    -Cupping Therapy

    -Health and Wellness Training

    -CDL Medical Examiner

  • Dr.
    Olivia J. Johnson

    Olivia grew up on a farm outside of Wahoo, Nebraska. She has always been passionate about athletics, whether it is playing or coaching. After she sustained a back injury while lifting weights, she found the benefit of chiropractic care not only for injuries but also performance. Her chiropractor and mentor utilized ART (Active Release Techniques) to decrease the pain and return her to the court when medications offered little relief. This holistic approach to healing and wellness is what inspired her to become a chiropractor herself.

    She first graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in Human Performance/Exercise Science and a minor in nutrition. During her time at ‘Bama, she worked as a member of the recruiting team for the Crimson Tide's prospective student athletes and will always be an Alabama fan. 

    Olivia went on to earn her Doctorate at Logan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, where she founded an on-campus organization dedicated to studying ART. She spent her time in school attending many extra courses and seminars in order to have the tools necessary to treat patients with a wide array of problems. This includes working towards her certification to practice acupuncture, something she enjoyed studying while on an educational exchange trip to China. Her final year of schooling was spent completing an externship at Scott Air Force Base, working with our military men and women.

    In her free time Olivia enjoys finding new running trails, cooking new healthy recipes (sometimes a few not-so-healthy ones), volunteering with the Junior League, and reading. She continues studying and attending seminars so that she is always up-to-date on the most beneficial care for her patients. 

    Techniques and specialties of Dr. Olivia Johnson include: 

    · Acupuncture and Battle Field Acupuncture 

    · Active Release Technique (ART) Full Body Certified 

    · Activator Tool Assisted Adjusting 

    · Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique 

    · Cupping Therapy 

    · Diversified Manual Adjusting 

    · Dry Needling  

    · Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy 

    · Kinesiology Taping Certified 

    · Logan Basic Technique 

    · McKenzie Protocol Certified 

    · Motion Palpation Technique  

    · Selective Functional Movement Assessment 

    · Thompson Drop Technique

  • Dr. Rob Lane

    Dr. Lane is a Lincoln, NE native who graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln majoring in
    nutrition, exercise and health sciences. After graduating, Dr. Lane worked in the health and fitness field
    in Seattle, Washington for two years before continuing his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
    At Palmer, Dr. Lane was an intern in the school’s sports injury and rehabilitation department where he
    learned some of the most advanced techniques in manual therapy and physical rehabilitation. Dr. Lane
    graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2012.

    After graduation, Dr. Lane returned home to Lincoln to open his own hybrid chiropractic/strength and
    conditioning practice where he saw patients and trained youth, collegiate and professional level athletes
    including current and former Husker athletes right here in Lincoln.

    Dr. Lane and his wife Rachel have 3 kids (16,10,7). Spending time with his wife and kids is his favorite
    thing to do away from practice. His favorite hobbies are running, fitness, sports, golf and reading. 

    Dr. Lane is passionate about helping people get back to living actively and performing at their best level.
    This was a passion that developed from his own experience with the benefits of chiropractic care and
    physical therapy. “Joining Ascend Chiropractic was an easy decision for me. Our values of honest and
    evidence-based patient care aligned so well, it made me thrilled to join a great team to help care for the
    people of Lincoln and beyond.”

    Techniques and Specialties of Dr. Lane include

    - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

    - Dermal Traction Method

    - Vojta Therapy and Reflex Locomotion

    - Diversified Adjusting Technique

    - Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique

    - Thompson Drop Table Technique

    - Clinical Management of Low Back Pain

    - Fascial Manipulation

    - Functional Movement Screen

    -  EXOS Performance Specialist 


Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I really appreciate the attention to detail Dr. Brian takes during examination and treatments so that I have received the best care for my pain between my shoulder blades. The office is beautiful, the staff is warm and friendly. I like that it is more than just a quick adjustment, plus I have been taught things to do on my own to help resolve my problem at home in the future."
  • "Dr. Olivia is absolutely amazing. Her unique techniques with acupuncture have helped me so much. I see her for migraines after sustaining head trauma from a car accident. The battlefield acupuncture that she does is definitely unique and helps for days after our visits. She is very polite, funny and just an all around good person. I would recommend her a million times over to anyone. She not only does acupuncture, she also specializes in ART. She helps to keep me relaxed during both treatments. I look forward to our visits."
  • "I recently started going to Dr. Brian Bayer with Ascend Chiropractic and will continue to see him for all of my chiropractic needs. It is evident that Dr. Brian cares about you as a person and your goal to reach optimum health & wellness. Dr. Brian takes the necessary time to assess my individual needs, explains care techniques, and what I can do on my own time to achieve the results I want-ultimately leading me to a more healthy & well me! I undoubtedly refer Dr. Brian to everyone I know!"
  • "I really love the level of care I have received from Ascend Chiropractic. I appreciate the warm reception that I get when I walk in for my appointment and the amount of time spent with me going through my care. I feel like I am getting the very best care I can receive from my chiropractic visit. They take the time to get to know you, and treat you for the symptoms you are experiencing. I am a runner and feel like my running has been enhanced and injuries mitigated from the care that I have received. I would highly recommend."

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