BlueChip Spine & Sports Specialists plans east-side open house while also working on west-side space

WICHITA — Chiropractor Casey Hummel is having an open house next week for his new east-side BlueChip Spine & Sports Specialists and is working on opening a west-side location next month.

Hummel’s business is what he calls a chiropractic sports rehab facility. He mainly treats sports injuries but will work on any patient.

Hummel specializes in soft tissue work with something called an active-release technique. He’ll also do traditional chiropractic adjustments as needed.

“Sometimes people don’t even realize I’m a chiropractor.”

He says the technique “really feels more like a stretch, like a fine-tuned stretch.”

“It’s really been effective and really opened a lot of doors for us clinically.”

Hummel is a Wichita-area native but had been working in Dallas when a professional athlete here called him seeking help for his back.

Five years ago, Hummel moved back and opened BlueChip within Pure-Formance Sports & Fitness Training Center in Andover.

Hummel says he had a five-year plan for opening in his own space, and he followed through on it in early January by moving to the Shops at Tallgrass near 21st and Rock. BlueChip is next to Firefly Yoga Studio there.

Now, Hummel is preparing to open in early March at 940 N. Tyler.

Both places are about 1,500 square feet.

“That’s plenty for what we’re doing,” Hummel says.

Some of his work is on site at businesses where companies hire him to work on repetitive injuries for employees.

At his east office, Hummel has an anti-gravity treadmill that’s been popular with athletes and people recovering from injuries.

“It’s been pretty awesome so far,” he says.

He doesn’t have one for the west office yet, but that’s a possibility.

“The way this is going on the east side, most likely.”

Hummel’s east-side open house is Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.