Our Approach

Our Approach

Addressing the body as a whole and understanding that the problem rarely ever has a single underlying causation has always been our focus. Utilizing a number of diagnostic tools and orthopedic exams we strive to build a custom treatment plan for all of our patients to not only reduce pain but also to improve quality of life.

Our Story

Meet the Team

Our healthcare professionals pride themselves on providing thorough, empathetic, and evidence based care to Athens County and surrounding areas.


Dr. Ian R. Butcher

Dr. Ian is a 2005 graduate of Federal Hocking High School where he developed a love for sports and a passion for science. Following high school Dr. Ian earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and further pursued athletics in the form of competitive bodybuilding and powerlifting. 

After undergrad Dr. Ian attended New York Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Masters degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition while continuing to work with athletes of all kinds.

Since then Dr. Ian has accumulated a number of specialty certifications pertaining to Sports Performance, Sports Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning. Dr. Ian frequently quotes author Anthony Robbins in regards to general health and athletic performance, "It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it's what we do consistently."



Dr. Tara J. Slingerland

Dr. Tara is an alumni of Ohio University and a dual graduate of NYCC with her Doctorate in Chiropractic and Master's in Nutrition. Dr. Tara is currently the only practicing female chiropractic physician in the city of Athens, OH. Her focus is providing true well-care to her patients through an evidence-based approach of chiropractic care. She also offers a variety of nutritional services to help make any goal attainable.

Dr. Tara's interest in Nutrition has secured her as Athens' premiere expert in women's wellness ranging from metabolic disorders to pre and post pregnancy nutrition. 

Dr. Tara's fitness hobbies have evolved from competitive bikini competition to now include weight training for women and several types of yoga. 

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