Meet Your Toledo Chiropractic Physician
About Dr. Royer
Dr. Bryan D. Royer has been a chiropractic physician in the Sylvania and Toledo area since 2005.
He graduated summa cum laude as the class salutatorian from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2004. Dr. Royer’s earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology from the University of Dayton in 1999 and another Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Biology in 2002 from NUHS. He received multiple honors, scholarships and awards while being extremely involved with extracurricular activities while attending undergraduate and chiropractic school .
Dr. Royer graduated from a post-graduate program in functional neurology, a clinical field that can help improve the quality of life for those patients with movement disorders, traumatic brain injuries, vertigo and dizziness among other problems.
He went on to earn his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), which certifies him as a functional neurologist. He was the first chiropractic neurologist in the Toledo area and one of the few in the state of Ohio. He continues to further his education and has taken a variety of specialized classes in vestibular disorders and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion. Due to his certifications and specialized training, Dr. Royer is one of only a few chiropractic physicians in Ohio who is authorized to return a concussed youth athlete to play.
Dr. Royer also took classes in sports medicine from the Medical Director of the US Olympic Committee and achieved his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) credentials.
He has been certified in Graston Technique and in Kinesio Taping as well. He has taken extensive post-graduate classes in clinical nutrition and impairment ratings for disability evaluation. Since chiropractic school, Dr. Royer has had an interest in “the wellness of the whole individual, not just being a back doctor.”
Dr. Royer believes that getting a person better is the priority and does not favor the chiropractic adjustment over all other things. He is the first chiropractor in the Toledo area (only 2 in the area) that has has taken multiple courses in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT), which is also known as McKenzie Technique. While Dr. Royer treats most using the chiropractic adjustment, he recognizes that sometimes chiropractic manipulation is not the best treatment for a patient and that a good doctor has low force options available. This is also why Dr. Royer uses Activator Technique in his office regularly.
Dr. Royer became certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1, which is a movement based diagnostic system and provides healthcare professionals with an efficient and systematic tool to reach a comprehensive movement diagnosis regarding stability and/or motor control dysfunctions as well as mobility dysfunctions.
He focuses on musculoskeletal problems in his practice but also enjoys helping people with nutritional deficits and allergy problems. He is also trained to be able to perform electrodiagnostic studies to include Nerve Conduction Velocity testing and needle Electromyography, which is used to diagnose nerve problems like weakness, numbness/tingling, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or sciatica.
Dr. Royer receives referrals from local healthcare professionals, including other chiropractors, to diagnose and treat difficult cases. Dr. Royer has obtained a multitude of certifications and continues to strive to keep learning to better serve his patients.
- Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB)
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
- Graston Technique Specialist (GTS)
- Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)
- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) – Level 1 Certified
- Y Balance Test Certification
Dr. Royer was been voted the “Best in Toledo” several occasions by readers of the Toledo City Paper, winning “Best Toledo Chiropractor and “Best Toledo Alternative Healthcare Provider” multiple times and won “Best Toledo Chiropractor” in the Reader’s Choice Awards as determined by the readers of the Toledo Blade in 2021.
He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA), the Northwest Ohio Chiropractic Association (NOCA), the International Association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the ACA Council on Sports Injuries and the ACA Council on Neurology.
Dr. Royer served for several years as the Team Doctor for the Sylvania Northview High School football team.
Dr. Royer currently serves as the Treasurer of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association as part of the Executive Committee and has served as the Secretary of the OSCA. He served on the Board of Directors for the OSCA as a District Director representing the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Williams and Wood for 7 years and chaired the state association’s Governance and Nominating Committee for 5 years. He had previously served as the Treasurer and Secretary for NOCA for several years. He has been recognized as District Director of the Year for the Ohio State Chiropractic Association in 2017 and 2019. Dr. Royer was appointed by Gov. DeWine to the Chiropractic Loan Repayment Advisory Board in 2021.
Besides being a chiropractic physician serving the Toledo area, Dr. Royer is an instructor in Anatomy & Physiology and General Biology at Owens Community College and has been since 2007. He also worked for several years in Toledo and other Ohio cities as an instructor for the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association teaching Health and Safety courses like CPR, First Aid, AED training and Bloodborne Pathogens.
As an educator, he intentionally focuses on educating his patients on the cause of their condition and how to promote a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Royer is available for lectures on a number of topics and he is willing to answer any questions related to health and wellness.
He is excited to have the practice back in the Sylvania, Ohio Community (since 2017) because the practice originally opened in Sylvania Township.
Dr. Royer is happily married and has two wonderful children and 2 loyal Labs. Dr. Royer and his family live in the Sylvania area and get together often with extended family in the Toledo area. His family loves spending time outdoors and he and his wife have a goal to visit and hike in all of the National Parks. The kids are a handful and both know they are cute. Dr. Royer took Kung Fu classes for 8 years as part of his fitness routine. Recently, he has been excited to join a local gym and resume lifting weights on a regular basis.
If you have any questions about our Toledo Chiropractic Physician, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Harmony Chiropractor Center, Inc, please call us at (419) 517-5055 today!