At Cobler Chiropractic in Grand Island, NE our team is fully committed to providing the care necessary so that our patients can meet and surpass their health goals. We have been serving Grand Island and surrounding communities since 2005. The office has personal exam rooms, a consultation room, a dedicated massage room, as well as a center for Traction Therapy, Electric Muscle Stimulation, Hot/Cold Therapy and an Active Rehabilitation Center.
Our chiropractors are proud to provide patients with a range of traditional chiropractic adjustments as well as soft tissue techniques and modalities in a state of the art facility. We believe in treating the patient as a whole. We work to not just treat symptoms, but find the cause of the problem.
Chiropractic care focuses on treating patients without the use of medicine or drugs. It is based on the scientific fact that the body is self-regulating and self-healing and controlled by the spinal cord, nerves, and brain. When vertebrae, which provide protection to the nervous system, are misaligned or lose normal motion, this causes malfunction of tissues and organs throughout the body. This leads to ill-health and injury. Chiropractic works by restoring function throughout the body.
What are Doctors of Chiropractic?
More commonly known as chiropractors, Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states. These types of practitioners are recognized by Workers’ Compensation, Medicaid, Medicare and other governmental healthcare programs. More than 30 million Americans see a chiropractor as part of their regular healthcare program. There are more than 84,000 licensed chiropractors across the country. With 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic schools, it is the fastest growing health care profession.
Doctors of Chiropractic treat a variety of conditions and problems including: neck pain, sciatica, joint pain, and back pain. They also treat individuals with spinal disc conditions, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, strains, sprains, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The scope of conditions treated and managed is not limited to the problems and issues listed above. In addition to these common pains, chiropractors have training to treat a range of conditions including: digestive disorders, allergies, and as research develops, other disorders.
Meet Our Doctors & Staff
Dr. Tom Cobler
Dr. Tom Cobler graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. He has been practicing in Grand Island, Nebraska, since July 2005. Dr. Cobler has more than 15 years of experience in treating and educating his patients to a healthier way of life. He utilizes traditional hands-on (manual) chiropractic techniques to adjust his patients. Other modalities, such as ice/heat. Ultrasound Electric Muscle Stimulation Therapy are used to facilitate the patient’s healing process and maximize their success. Dr. Cobler uses and has become knowledgeable in Disc Decompression Therapy. DDT is used in relieving the pain associated with herniated/bulged discs in the neck or lower back.
Dr. Mitchell Maire
Dr. Mitchell Maire is originally from Grand Island, Nebraska. His dream of becoming a chiropractor was reconfirmed after suffering injuries to his low back and neck in a severe car accident. Dr. Maire graduated Magna Cum Laude in April of 2016 from Cleveland University. Mitch’s course work and outside studies include: Active Release Technique (ART), Cox Flexion Distraction, advanced manual adjusting classes, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (FAKTR), Myofacial Release, RockTape, Neuromuscular Re-Education (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization), Webster Technique and additional MPI seminars that focused on treating disc injuries.
Amanda Kinney is a Nebraska native. In December 2006 she graduated from Myotherapy Institute in Lincoln. Amanda has advanced training in trigger point and cervical neck pain. Amanda enjoys working in the team environment at Cobler Chiropractic and loves helping her clients achieve health, wellness and relaxation in a clinical setting. The combination of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy is very effective in conditions such as Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cramps, Headaches/Migraines, Plantar Fasciitis and Insomnia. Chiropractic and Massage synergistically address multi-faceted conditions more efficiently with improved patient outcomes.
Dr. Nate Backer
Dr. Nate Backer is originally from Grand Island. He graduated from GICC in 2007. He went on to play soccer at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Nate attended Cleveland Chiropratic College and graduated Magma Cum Laude in 2015. From there, Dr. Nate practiced in Overland Park, Kansas for 8 years. He was one of the team chiropractors for the Kansas City Blues (a semi pro rugby team,) the Kansas City Current (a professional women’s soccer team,) and the Christ Prep high-school football team. Dr. Nate’s post doctoral studies include: Mckenzie Diagnosis and Treatment (assessment of end range joint motion,) Dry Needling, Neurodynamic Solutions (assessment of nerve health,) Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (rehab exercises,) TMJ (jaw pain) evaluation and treatment, as well as Motion Palpation Institute. Outside of work he is an avid rock climber, loves motorcycles, and enjoys anything outdoors. Welcome, Dr. Nate! He is currently accepting new patients!
Dr. Marissa Caspersen
Dr. Marissa Caspersen is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She moved to Nebraska with her husband, who is originally from the area. Marissa was Salutatorian of her class and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June of 2021. While in clinic, Marissa also served as an intern in the Rehab Department in the Palmer Clinics where she learned how to treat various injuries through chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work and rehab exercises. Marissa’s coursework and outside studies include: McKenzie Low back and Neck, Cox Flexion Distraction, Soft Tissue Techniques, Neuromuscular Re-Education (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization), and Sacro-Occipital Technique.