Time hasn’t changed chiropractic benefits
By Mark Sherry
Mark Sherry photo
Dr. Nic Giebler is supported in his practice by (from left) wife Ellie, Holly Prigge, Tammy Augsburger, and Kim Olson. Bertha has become the office mascot.

Change is inevitable, and a few things have changed in the past year or are changing in the months ahead at Giebler Chiropractic in Kiel.

One thing which has not changed, however, is chiropractic care itself.

“Fundamentally, it’s the same, and the philosophy of chiropractic is the same,” Dr. Nic Giebler said of chiropractic care today compared to when it first began being practiced in the late 1800s. “Chiropractic as an entity hasn’t changed much since it was ‘discovered.’ And its philosophy—that the body can heal itself and regulate itself—is the same as well. That speaks to the effectiveness of it and the safety of it.”

With each passing day, however, Dr. Giebler sees more patients, treats more conditions, and hones his skills even more. “I’ve learned to trust my abilities and my intuition a little bit more,” he said.

Seventh year in Kiel

Now in his seventh year practicing in Kiel, Dr. Giebler has already seen a lot and helped a huge number of people feel better and live their lives better. But some of that intuition he mentioned has been with him from the start. He recalled the story of a farmer who came to him as a patient the first week he was practicing. The man complained of neck pain but objected to Dr. Nic’s suggestion that X-rays be taken. Fortunately, Dr. Nic won out and the X-rays showed the man had a broken neck.

Dr. Nic also recounted the story of a woman he saw at a local event. He recalled the woman’s name which impressed her, but he said he recalled it because she was one of the few people who did not get better with his chiropractic care. He wants to help everyone he sees, but like anything that does not happen 100 percent of the time. Still, Giebler said, “There are a lot of pretty amazing stories about how people have gotten better.”

He and his staff continually work to make Giebler Chiropractic the best it can be, saying, “I hope to constantly improve.” Dr. Giebler said he has already signed up for three or four weekend seminars this summer. They are always looking for ways to improve their practice and themselves.

With that in mind, in just the past couple weeks Giebler Chiropractic has transitioned to a new electronic health records system, replacing its previous system which was no longer going to be supported by the software maker.

Nutrition, exercise important

Giebler Chiropractic also continues to push the need for proper nutrition and exercise as ways to further support the chiropractic care they provide or perhaps to avoid the need for chiropractic altogether. Dr. Giebler offers regular nutrition classes, such as the one scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p. m. at the office. Register for the class at Giebler Chiropractic, 730 Calumet Ave. (STH 32/57), or by calling the office at 894-2399.

Dr. Giebler said he tries to do some type of public educational program every other month but also finds he is working more with people in need of nutritional help one-on-one at his office, often during the lunch hour.

Asked if he thought the public as a

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