• 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. Bayer include:

    Active Release Technique Certified

    Kinesiology Taping

    Activator Methods Certified

    Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique

    Upper Extremity Adjusting Certified

    Lower Extremity Adjusting Certified

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

    Health and Wellness Training

  • 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!

  • Emily Larson
    Massage Therapist

    I grew up in the small town of Stromsburg, NE.  Growing up I stayed very active which led to my mom pampering me and getting me gift certificates to get massages.  After high school, I attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice and graduated with my associates degree in Business Administration.  I then came to Lincoln and attended the Myotherapy Institute for massage therapy.  I graduated from massage therapy school in May of 2018 and have been Licensed in the state of Nebraska since July of 2018.  I am a very passionate massage therapist and love working the stress and tension out of people.  I can perform a variety of massages, but I look forward to conitue to learn more.  Some of my interests include aromatherapy, sports massage, and prenatal massage.  

  • 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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