–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Dr. Bryan Royer in his office at Harmony Chiropractic Center, 5800 Monroe St.

Dr. Bryan Royer has relocated his practice, Harmony Chiropractic Center Inc., to 5800 Monroe St., Building A11. He acquired the 2,600-square-foot facility last fall working with Megan Malczewski, CCIM, of Signature Associates.

“We needed more space for the practice and we wanted to return to Sylvania,” he related. “This building works well for us and we have been able to expand our services.”

The new space has a full-service fully equipped rehab room that includes a power rack where patients can do squats and bench presses and other such exercises. Dr. Royer was recently certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and has added rehab specialist Erica Fairbanks to the staff to assist him in working with patients.

“We opt to help patients learn to strengthen areas that are weak or underactive and learn self-myofascial release techniques to help make the pain go away,” he said. There is also a room for the massage therapist, Brianna Honsberger, who has been a great addition to the practice according to Dr. Royer.

Since chiropractic school, Dr. Royer has developed his interest in the wellness of the whole individual, not just being a back doctor. While he focuses on musculoskeletal problems in his practice and his motto is “Get Your Life Back into Harmony,” he also looks to help people with nutritional deficits and allergy problems. “My focus is to help patients attain an optimum level of health instead of only treating the sick or injured. I offer chiropractic manipulation, therapeutic exercises, nutritional counseling, advanced allergy testing, foot orthotics and much more,” he stated. Dr. Royer advocates the use of kinesio tape, which changes the function of muscles and helps with lymphatic drainage.

He earned a certification as a functional neurologist allowing him to help improve the quality of life for those patients with movement disorders, traumatic brain injuries, vertigo and dizziness among other issues. Royer is also trained to be able to perform electrodiagnostic studies to include nerve conduction velocity testing and needle electromyography, which is used to diagnosis nerve problems like weakness, numbness/tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome or sciatica.

In addition, he recently became certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment  Level 1, which is a tool to reach a comprehensive movement diagnosis regarding stability and/or motor control dysfunctions as well as mobility dysfunctions. He has taken extensive post-graduate classes in clinical nutrition and performing impairment ratings for disability evaluations.

“I have also been certified to work with the Graston Technique, the original instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Many sports teams use this technique effectively as the process helps to decrease pain and increase the range of motion for soft tissue injuries. This procedure can be very helpful for treating carpal tunnel syndrome and many other problems, from knees, neck, rotator cuffs and more,” Dr. Royer explained.

“We have many tools here but we continue to tailor treatment to meet the needs of each patient. And, each patient has to be invested in his or her treatment to get better. This is a participation sport,” he emphasized.

“I have all kinds of letters I can add after my name,” he quipped. “But what really matters is that I know I am giving people their lives back and am keeping people from going down that path to addiction when we can help them deal with the pain without opiods. I love what I do. I know that I help people,” Dr. Royer stated. He offers a free 30-minute consultation and he is available for appointments on Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.