WICHITA — New chiropractors Meryl Miller and Jared Shoemaker are opening their first practice in Hampton Lakes at 37th and Maize this summer.
“We just decided we wanted to stay in Kansas,” says Miller, who graduated from the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park in December. Shoemaker graduates next month.
The practice, InMotion Spine – Muscle – Joint Clinic, will be in 1,750 square feet and should open in June.
“We just want to get started and get a year under our belt and see what happens,” Miller says.
She and Shoemaker wanted to work in a small town near a big city, and they decided Maize would work.
“We didn’t want to be too far out,” Miller says. Also, she says, “We just like that it was a newer area. . . . We always see people out being active.”
Miller says she and Shoemaker plan to bring “a different model of care to everyone.”
“We . . . bring the best of not only chiropractic but also physical therapy and manual therapy,” she says. “We like a new, functional approach.”
That means in addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, they’ll incorporate soft tissue work, functional rehabilitation and active care.
“Our whole goal is to teach the patients how to make themselves better so they don’t have to depend on us,” Miller says. “So, rather than passive care, we’re big promoters of active care.”