• 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

  • 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

  • Sheri Hammett
    Office Manager

    Sheri Hammett joined Ascend Chiropractic, as Office Manager, after 14 years working as an itinerant teacher of the hearing impaired and 4 years as a Chiropractic Assistant.

    Sheri has many skills that she brings to the Ascend family.  She has a Masters in Special Education with endorsement in Deaf Education, is friendly, welcoming, and is known to be full of smiles.

    She Loves Greys Anatomy and has seen every episode.  She loves to cook with her husband George and for her five kids.  She loves to read, loves scuba diving, loves playing cards, and sloths inspire her!

  • Tommy Waters
    Nutrition Intern

    Tommy was born and raised in Benkelman, NE.  She now lives in Lincoln, where she is a senior at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  She is currently majoring in nutrition, exercise and health sciences.  Nutrition has always been a lifelong interest for Tommy, but she has decided to pursue a career in dentistry.  Following graduation, Tommy will go to school at UNMC college of dentistry.  

    In her free time, Tommy enjoys watching sports with her friends and family, especially the Huskers and CHIEFS!  Her favorite ways to stay active include yoga and barre classes.  She enjoys reading and traveling, especially after studying abroad in Italy during the summer of 2017.


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