Clawson joins Panzer Chiropractic Clinic team

Chiropractors Kodi Panzer and Kyler Clawson review patient charts at the Panzer Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro. Clawson began seeing patients in March.
Chiropractors Kodi Panzer and Kyler Clawson review patient charts at the Panzer Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro. Clawson began seeing patients in March.
Kodi Panzer, owner of Panzer Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro, recently added Kyler Clawson to her practice.

Clawson is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, and prior to that earned a bachelor?s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State.

?I got interested in chiropractic (medicine) in high school after developing a love for biology and science,? he said. ?As I started filling out college applications, I got to thinking about what I could do with those two things together, which is what led me to chiropractic medicine.?

Clawson said that while at KSU he knew people from Marion?one of those being Bruce Skiles, who was a chiropractor in Marion.

?I was introduced to Dr. Skiles and we talked about purchasing his business and he also introduced me to Kodi,? Clawson said.

After some telephone conversations, he and Panzer met and the rest is history.

Clawson said he loves all aspects of chiropractic medicine.

?As a former high school football player, I love to see the athletes, but I really don?t want to be set in one area,? he said. ?I want to see anybody who walks in the door and help relieve their pain.?

Clawson said he has seen students who have strained their back in weightlifting and within a couple of visits they can get back to normal activities.

?Some of the more common injuries are people bending over and picking up sticks in the yard,? he said. ?Everybody has a back and we all go through back pain at some time in our lives.?

Chiropractor also can help people who come in with headaches, arm tingling or hand numbness, he said.

Clawson said he prefers using his hands when treating a patient, but there is also the activator technique, which is a small hand-held instrument delivering a gentle pulse to the spine.

?If that?s what a patient would prefer over hands, I can do the activator as well,? he said.

Using a chiropractor is more of a natural approach to healing the body, he said.

?It is less invasive than surgeries and other methods of treatment,? he said. ?All I am doing (when treating someone) is putting hands on and moving interference for your body to heal itself.?

Clawson grew up in Ellinwood and met his fiance, Stacy Zinc, while the two were still in high school. The couple plan an October wedding.

Marion County is familiar to Clawson. His mother and aunt and uncle lived in Lincolnville and Marion.

?My mom said she grew up and left the area and never dreamed one of her children would move back, but she is happy we did,? he said.

Another exciting part of working with Panzer, he said, is that they will be opening a satellite business in Marion in late June or early July.

?We still need to paint and carpet (the building) so we can have it ready to see patients,? he said. ?I love it here and everyone in Hillsboro and Marion have been very accepting.?

For more information about Clawson or to schedule an appointment, call 620-947-3157 or stop by 122 S. Main St., Hillsboro.