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 for 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 Bayer 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