New practice is off to a Good start


Bill and Olivia Good and daughter Ellie will be on hand at Good Health Chiropractic and Diag?nostic Center, which opened Monday in Hillsboro. Olivia will assist her husband as office manager and secretary.

Bill and Olivia Good have experienced the big city, and that?s one reason they?re happy to have established their Good Health Chiropractic & Diagnos?tic Center in Hillsboro.

The practice opened officially at 10 a.m. Monday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with a gathering of Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce members. The new practice is located at 122 N. Main.

?I kind of like the small-town setting,? said Bill Good. ?When we came and visited, it seemed like Hillsboro still has a really good community focus. It?s kind of a close-knit community, and we were really encouraged by that.?

The Goods, including daughter Ellie, who will turn 2 this month, moved to Hillsboro earlier this summer from Kansas City, where Bill had completed his chiropractic training and internship through Cleveland Chiropractic College.

?When we came here, kids were playing on the sidewalk and riding their bikes along the streets?that?s a huge difference from Kansas City,? he said. ?You couldn?t think of doing that.

?We just thought this would be a good place for us to raise Ellie and watch her grow up,? he added. ?We sense it?s a community that will care as much about her as we do.?

Small towns are in their blood. Bill grew up near Potwin and Olivia near Elbing. They met while both were students?and cross-country teammates?at Berean Academy in Elbing.

They started dating in 2002 and were married in 2003 while Bill was completing a stint in the Army.

That fall, having completed military service, Bill went to Kansas State University to finish his undergraduate work. After earning his degree in August 2004, he enrolled in Cleveland Chiropractic College, and Olivia accepted a position as an elementary school teacher in the Kansas City area.

Chiropractic was a natural career pursuit for Bill. His great-grandfather and grandfather both were chiropractors. Though his father opted for osteopathy, Bill sided with the two previous generations.

?I?ve always been interested in (chiropractic) since I was young, watching my grandpa work and treat people,? he said. ?I asked my dad which one would be a better route to go. He said if you?re wanting to have your own clinic and control your own schedule, it?d be best to go into chiropractic because you?re not working for someone else, you?re working for yourself.?

Good said he likes the natural approach to health that chiropractic treatment emphasizes.

?People that come to you want to get better,? he said. ?It?s not ?sick? care, it?s wellness care. It?s really encouraging to see people come to you and get better. It?s really rewarding.?

Good said he will treat back pain and other issues commonly associated with most chiropractic offices, but he wants to focus also on natural strategies for achieving and maintaining wellness for the whole body.

?I have taken a lot of post-graduate education in nutrition, so I hope to use a lot of nutrition counseling and diagnostic testing in order to adequately treat not just symptoms, but to help the body come into a state of healing,? he said.

Allegeries, asthma and arthritis are a few examples of the kinds of conditions that nutrition and supplements approach can improve, he added.

Good said he will use blood analysis to identify deficiencies and toxicities in the body, and then to treat and eliminate them.

?Even though I will treat a lot of conditions through manipulation and chiropractic treatment,? he said, ?I want to teach people about the importance of good health and good nutrition, and using supplementation to achieve that?if that works best.?

The hours of Good Health Chiropractic & Diagnos?tic Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 947-3161.

Adapting their building from dentistry to chiropractic has been a family affair. The Goods were aided by extended family members and friends.

The family emphasis will continue now that the doors are open. While Bill Good tends to clients, Olivia will work as secretary and office manager.

?Ellie will roam the halls and make sure everyone stays in line,? added her father.

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