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Relocated chiropractor anticipates big things

For Dr. Brian Willyard, bigger will always be better.

And in the last six months, his chiropractic practice has achieved both.

After spending the better part of seven years at his Action Chiropractic facility on the corner of Jackson and Sedgwick in Port Orchard, Willyard decided to take matters into his own hands to ensure his practice would be bigger yet better.

The result is a new facility that opened last February at 1501 Pottery Road.

“We were semi-limited over there (at the old building) with space, parking and growth,” Willyard said.

And limited on what services they could provide. The two doctors and one massage therapist shared a 15-by-15-foot office building for seven years before Willyard looked to expand.

So Willyard scouted out a new location, contracted the building’s construction himself and moved his staff, along with business partner Dr. Doug Smith, to their present location.

And the move has paid immediate dividends. Willyard guessed his number of patients is up 15 percent and he expects that trend to continue.

“With a larger facility and larger staff, we’ve been able to help more people sooner,” Willyard said. “We have the capacity to do more. It works out pretty good.”

Willyard also added extra space to his new building and leases out offices to Holly Flynn, who runs New Body, which provides therapeutic massage, and Doug Pritchard, who runs a hyperbaric healing center which uses oxygen as a medicine.

And he has room to expand if needed.

The new building has allowed Willyard and Smith to better serve the community and has also allowed Willyard to bump up the size of his staff, which now includes four massage therapists.

“We provide chiropractic care for the whole entire family,” Willyard said. “My youngest patient to date so far has been 5 weeks old. My oldest patient is my grandmother who’s 92.”

Willyard, who is an upper neck specialist, is one of many family members who practice chiropractic care. He followed in the footsteps of his uncle and great uncle and has a niece who also has a practice.

Willyard said his practice specializes in auto accident and work-related injuries. He also works with many members of South Kitsap’s sports teams and other exercise and wellness-care programs. His care provides relief from neck and back pain, headaches and other aliments.

“You name it and everywhere in between, we do it,” Willyard said. “We kind of go above and beyond back pain. With my training, I’m pretty much a primary care doctor. People come to see me before they go see anyone else because they want natural or alternative care.”

Willyard said he and his staff also provide nutrition counseling, exercise and diet monitoring.

“We look at the whole picture, not just the aches and pains,” Willyard said.

Action Chiropractic offers massage and chiropractic care from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and is open Saturday’s 8 to 10 a.m.

Free initial consultations are also offered

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