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
-Activator Methods Certified
-Motion Palpation Technique
-Upper Extremity Adjusting Certified
-Lower Extremity Adjusting Certified
-Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
-Health and Wellness Training
-CDL Medical Examiner
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. 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
Shayla grew up in Osceola, Nebraska and now resides in Lincoln with her husband Brian. Her
love for helping people and building relationships with patients, drives her desire to work in such
an interactive profession. Through her previous experiences, she is very excited about her role
and how she can support Ascend Chiropractic’s growth and vision.
Shayla graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in Sports
Administration. While at UNK, she enjoyed assisting the athletic department with event set-ups
and sports management. As a way to remain active and healthy, she also participated in many
intramural activities in her free time. Her passion for athletics and helping others led her to a
career path in the health field.
Some of the things that she values is spending time with her husband, their kids, family and
friends. She remains active by playing recreational volleyball, attending sporting events,
traveling and spending time at the lake. Go Big Red! Go Chiefs!
April Eliker has newly joined our team as Patient Care Coordinator. She has been working in health care as a
massage therapist since 2005 and a Chiropractic Assistant for 3 years. April has had many continuing
education classes to help further her knowledge in massage therapy, which has also helped in her provide the best patient care in chiropractic office positions.
She is originally from Henderson, NE and lived in Omaha, NE for 4 years before settling down in Lincoln.
April has an eight year old son named Grayson. They enjoy fishing, watching movies, and traveling
together. When April isn’t working or hanging out with her son, she is either helping with the local Cub
Scouts Pack, PTO board, or District Committee with Boy Scouts of America. She also teaches 4th and 5th
graders at her church on Sunday mornings.
Emily is our chiropractic assistant. Currently she is undecided on what her future holds, but she is
excided to learn and grow with the Ascend Chiropractic team. Emily is originally from Lincoln where she
graduated from Lincoln North Star high school. In the summer she also works as a Lifeguard at Belmont
pool where she enjoys working and teaching kids how to swim.
In her free time Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys going to the lake,
watching movies, cooking, and going to concerts. In high school Emily spent time helping the athletic
trainers with football, learning many of the tips and tricks that come along with working with athletes.
Emily brings a young fun environment to the office.
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