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Dr. Kenzie (center), Dr. Nick and the Garden City team

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Wellness Takes Root

How a Fresh Vision of Care Helps People of All Ages Thrive

Article by Pamela McWhorter

Photography by Matthew J Capps

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

Close your eyes and think of a stereotypical healthcare office. You may see harsh fluorescent lighting. The walls are a nondescript shade of neutral. The only decoration is a cardboard brochure holder sitting on a table.

Now, open your eyes and see yourself stepping into Garden City Chiropractic. There’s a leafy-green wall panel behind the reception desk. Lamps with warm, woven shades hang from the ceiling, emitting a soft glow. Uplifting music softly plays in the background. Smiling faces greet you at the front desk. 

“We wanted our office to feel like home,” says Dr. Nick Hoar. “We know a lot of people can be anxious going to the doctor. So, we didn't want it to feel like a typical medical office.” 

Dr. Nick, along with his wife and practice partner, Dr. Kenzie Hoar, bought the space in May 2021, renovating the former nail salon themselves. At the same time, they were actively networking and attending events throughout the community, providing complimentary health screenings. By the time they opened the doors to Garden City Chiropractic in mid-October that same year, they already had about 350 consultations scheduled.

“We just wanted to build these relationships, get our name out there, share our story,” says Dr. Kenzie. “We’re trying to rewrite the narrative of traditional chiropractic.”

Healing From the Inside, Out
Some people may be apprehensive about chiropractic care because they associate it with twisting, cracking and popping, according to Dr. Kenzie. At Garden City Chiropractic, the doctors use a very gentle adjustment approach that’s tailored to each individual and grounded in neurologically based chiropractic care. 

“The nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the entire body,” explains Dr. Nick. “If we’re focused on removing stress from the nervous system, our bodies have an amazing ability to start to heal from the inside out.”

Many who have received care at Garden City have seen dramatic improvements in their overall health and well-being. 

Marlo Thigpen had been struggling with neck pain for years and was experiencing stress in her life, as well. After receiving specific chiropractic adjustments, she was impressed by the change. 

“Now, I can’t even remember when I wasn’t pain-free,” Marlo says. 

Helping Children Bloom
But at Garden City, chiropractic care is not just for adults. Many children are practice members, too. Take for instance, 10-year-old Dominic, who before starting chiropractic care, experienced frequent tension headaches that sometimes turned into migraines. He also had trouble focusing at school. Since receiving care at Garden City Chiropractic, he says now he only gets headaches when he feels overwhelmed, and he’s much better at focusing during class. 

Even babies and toddlers can benefit from chiropractic care, Drs. Kenzie and Nick say. When adjusting babies and children, the doctors use a technique called sustained contact or sustained pressure, which is a very light pressure placed on different areas of the spine to address the nervous system. 

“It’s a very gentle, very respectful technique,” explains Dr. Kenzie. “A lot of babies sleep through the adjustment.” 

Even though Drs. Kenzie and Nick work together, they don’t see much of each other—theirs is a busy practice, where they care for a few hundred people a week. Have no fear, though, they always have openings for new clients of any age. 

A Modern Approach to Care
As they practice neurologically based chiropractic care, the doctors feel blessed by the positive response they’ve seen among their practice members and in the community. They want to open people’s eyes to what chiropractic care really means in 2023.

“Let’s look at the brain and spinal cord—how are we going to help those function at their best so people can live life to the fullest?” Dr. Kenzie asks. “It’s about helping people realize their true health potential.” 


How can chiropractic care help?
At Garden City, members have seen improvements across many health conditions, including:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Mental health
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Sleep
  • Stress

What can I expect?
At your first visit, you will:

  • Spend 5-10 minutes completing paperwork (or complete it online)
  • Receive a consultation and an assessment, including X-rays, if needed
  • At your next appointment, you’ll receive a doctor’s report about next steps and recommendations
  • Not convinced just yet? Try a complimentary health consultation first! | 9531 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland | 513.640.4500

"If we’re focused on removing stress from the nervous system, our bodies have an amazing ability to start to heal from the inside out."

- Dr. Nick

  • Dr. Kenzie (center), Dr. Nick and the Garden City team

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