Dr. Hayman was born and raised here in Grand Island, NE. After graduating from Northwest High School, he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, ID. Following a two year mission trip to Honduras he transferred to the University of Utah to complete his undergraduate studies. Dr. Hayman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Parker University in Dallas, Texas. Earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he holds a certification in Myofascial Release Technique.
Dr. Hayman is excited to be back in Grand Island with his wife and young daughter. He is passionate about health and wellness and is thrilled to share that passion with the people of central Nebraska.
Dr. Klimek was born and raised in Grand Island, NE and he comes from a family that taught him a strong work ethic from a young age. During his youth, he spent a large portion helping out with maintenance at the family's over the road freight company. Therefore, he is no stranger to the demands an on-the-go lifestyle can take on a person. Throughout his life, Dr. Klimek has taken great pride in helping those around him, which ultimately led him to a career in chiropractic. He received his high school education at Grand Island Senior High where he played football and threw shot-put and discus in track and field.
Dr. Klimek continued his educational pursuits at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences. Dr. Klimek graduated with his Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College in August 2019 where he received the academic honors of Magna Cum Laude and had the great privilege of treating patient at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Klimek looks forward to helping you on the road to better health!
Dr. Taylor is originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan. She is no stanger to chiropractic care as she grew up being adjusted constantly, as her mother is also a chiropractor. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience from Northern Michigan University she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Palmer, she was actively involved as a class representative and member of the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation.
Dr. Taylor is the mother of five children. When she is not in the office treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Between taking her daughters to wrestling practice and going on family rock climbing adventures, she is able to maintain a busy and active lifestyle outside of work.
Dr. Taylor and her family love the Grand Island area. She is excited to share her passion about chiropractic care with the community and help patients achieve a better lifestyle through holistic means.
Dr. Joe grew up in Illinois and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After graduating he was a sports performance and fitness coach for many years before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Joe graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Joe was introduced to Chiropractic after experiencing chronic pain following an injury
received while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He attributes his return to pain free living to Chiropractic care.
Dr. Joe, his wife, and young son are proud to call Nebraska their new home. He looks forward to providing the best Chiropractic care to the community of central Nebraska.
Dr. Miller is new to Nebraska but couldn’t be more excited to begin improving the health and wellbeing of the fine people of Nebraska. Dr. Miller is a father of five, Minnesota native, and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. His interest in chiropractic began while studying philosophy and neuroscience at Northern Michigan University. He has long been fascinated with the functions and structures of the human body and brain. His is continually awestruck by the body’s ability to heal itself and thrive despite injuries and environmental toxins.
Dr. Miller loves the outdoors and before he began studying to be a Doctor of Chiropractic, he worked many active jobs including summer camp photographer, lifeguard instructor, rock-climbing instructor/route setter, and ocean kayak guide. His children train and compete in wrestling and rock-climbing competitions around the country and enjoy playing music. He is happy to be a part of the Active Family team and looks forward to seeing his patients get better!
Dr. Andrew Brugman grew up in Albion, NE and graduated with a Bachelors degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College. Dr. Andrew is certified in Leander Technique and functional and kinetic treatment with rehabilitation (FAKTR). He has been getting adjusted since a basketball injury in Junior High, where he avoided having surgery thanks to Chiropractic. Now he is motivated to give people the same opportunity to have their health and activities they love back through something natural like Chiropractic!
An Iowa native, Dr. Adam received his bachelors degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College graduating with highest honors. While attending Cleveland Chiropractic College Dr. Adam also received his certification in Acupuncture, fascial movement taping, as well as functional and kinetic treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR).
Dr. Adam was introduced to Chiropractic after suffering a severe injury while participating in high school football. He attributes his medically unexpected return to sports to Chiropractic care. He is now dedicated to serving as many people as possible with Chiropractic care so they too can experience a life of true health and well-being.
Born and raised in the Sandhills, Dr. Gavin is proud to serve the health care needs of central NE. Growing up on a farm near Ericson, NE, his family made frequent trips to Grand Island for groceries and other needed supplies. Dr. Gavin completed his pre-chiropractic courses at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He then went on to chiropractic school in Kansas City. Dr. Gavin graduated in 2001 from Cleveland Chiropractic College. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, as well as, a Clinic Service Award, and Certificate of Appreciation for being an outstanding teaching assistant.
Dr. Gavin resides in Grand Island with his wife and 4 kids. While he continues to put his years of experience to work improving the health of Grand Island and surrounding communities.
Dr. Rief is a Nebraska native growing up in Shelby, NE. He received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA. While at Palmer Dr. Rief was chosen to be a part of a humanitarian effort in India, where he provided needed healthcare to the native population. Dr. Rief is certified in acupuncture through the Fellowship of Acupuncture Society of America, certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member of the Nebraska Chiropractic Association. Dr. Rief is also certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Active Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture is a comprehensive facility ready to serve the healthcare needs of you and your family. Dr. Rief is an experienced chiropractor and continues to keep up-to-date on the changes and advancements in the chiropractic field. Our staff of chiropractic assistants are well trained in office procedures, patient care and insurance. They are highly qualified to answer any questions you may have. It is the policy of Active Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture to help our patients realize their total health potential by maintaining wellness. We strive to provide an atmosphere that will recognize and nurture each patient’s individuality and beliefs.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Josh Grammer joined Active Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture in July 2018. He has been working at our Hastings location since May 2019. He has been in practice since graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in April 2011. When not treating members of the community, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Eric is a Kearney native that received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Exercise Science. He continued his education at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina for his doctorate in chiropractic. He is also activator certified.
Dr. Eric is happy to be back in the tri-cities area sharing his passion, with his wife and their young son. When not in the office seeing patients, he enjoys being with his family, cooking and gardening.
Born and raised in Hutchinson, KS. Dr. Stephanie attended Hutchinson Community College and then transferred to Cleveland Chiropractic College, where she earned her Bachelors Degree and Doctor of Chiropractic concurrently in 2009. She is certified in acupuncture, spinal decompression therapy, pediatric care and pre-natal care, including the Webster technique.
She has been getting adjusted since she was a child and is excited to be adjusting little kids everyday! She is very happy to call Kearney home and to serve the area with great chiropractic care.
Dr. Matt comes from a family of Chiropractors. His parents met at Logan University, in St. Louis, the same chiropractic college that Dr. Matt met his wife at 25 years later. Prior to joining Active Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture, he had the privilege of working in several different offices, including both small businesses and large clinic settings. These experiences gave him the opportunity to learn how to communicate with his patients, and how to efficiently deliver the individualized health care his patients deserve.
At Logan University Dr. Matt received extensive training in rehabilitation, nutrition and athletic care, and pediatrics. He also has first-hand experience on how regular chiropractic care has helped patients recover as quickly as the body could; while maintaining optimal health. Dr. Matt has spent his time in school learning many different techniques of chiropractic but honing his skills in the Gonstead style of adjusting.
Growing up, Dr. Matt was a multisport athlete, and the chiropractic care he received, kept him healthy on and off the field. He is excited to be able to share his passion for sports and his passion for health with the families of Kearney and surrounding areas.