With locations in Fishers, Indiana and Greenwood, Indiana, Apex Therapy Clinic is a fully integrated alternative health care center that allows patients enough time to have all of their health care needs and concerns addressed. Dr. Matt Bauer, Dr. Manny Manolov, and Dr. S. Michael Bell emphasize rehabilitation, self-care and prevention to reduce the potential of re-injury and relapse. Our doctors also specialize in prenatal care to ensure reduced pain levels for women, both during and after pregnancy.

About the Practice

Our mission at Apex Therapy Clinic is to offer a knowledgeable and professional environment that provides patients enough time to have all of their health care needs and concerns addressed. Rehabilitation, self-care and prevention are emphasized to reduce the potential of re-injury or relapse.

Your First Visit

The doctor will spend approximately 30-45 minutes with each patient in order to determine the precise cause of your problem. During this consultation, a history and examination will be taken and performed. This examination will consist of neurological and orthopedic procedures. Specialized functional assessments such as gait analysis; postural analysis, muscle testing and functional biomechanics will also be incorporated into the analysis. Depending on the patient's presentation, a radiological exam may be necessary for the doctors to rule out any pathology.

Each patient will then have a detailed explanation of all findings and the importance of the findings. It is at this point that the doctor will notify the patient if the clinic will be able to help their chief complaint, or if it will be better managed by referral. Physical exam findings and interpretation by the doctor will dictate the treatment protocol. The treatment may consist of but is not limited to spinal manipulation, massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, self-treatment advice, therapeutic modalities, nutritional and rehabilitation protocols.

Your Report of Findings

On your first visit, the doctor will discuss with you your individualized and specific treatment plan. This will serve as an explanation and what to expect during your recovery. Short and long term goals will be discussed along with any other questions that may arise.

Our Services

Our clinic offers a variety of treatment methods. Chiropractic Healthcare, Physical therapy, injury treatment and prevention, and nutritional advices are available.

Functional Rehabilitation

Functional rehabilitation is an extension of traditional physical therapy. Its purpose is to address various musculoskeletal conditions and restore functionality in cases where functionality has been lost or reduced. Patients who have suffered a sports-related injury, for example, will see benefit from functional rehabilitation.

Pregnancy Care

As you travel through your pregnancy, you may begin to experience discomfort. Most of these symptoms are due to the changes in your body as the muscles and bones begin to accommodate for your baby. Apex Therapy Clinic offers a unique approach to your prenatal therapy needs. Combining the fields of physical therapy, chiropractic care and massage, we are able to help patients reduce their pain levels during and after pregnancy. Dr. Matt Bauer specializes in prenatal chiropractic care and is recommended and trusted by OBGYN practices in the greater Indianapolis area. Click here to watch Dr. Bauer’s feature on CBS4 Indy explaining how chiropractic care can help relieve back pain during pregnancy.

Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy/Spinal Manipulation or "adjustment" refers to gentle pressure or a high-velocity low-amplitude thrust to help restore function and motion to a joint that has become restricted. The manipulation also stimulates the nervous system to help reduce pain and relax local musculature. The noise that can be heard with an adjustment is that of release of nitrogen gas from a joint capsule. It has been researched and documented that motion is restored following an adjustment but no bones are moved for this to happen. There have been many studies that have proven its effectiveness, safety, and high levels of patient satisfaction. As a result, in 1994 the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research published this technique as a gold standard for low back pain. Since then more research has been done on neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, infantile colic and rehabilitation, all supporting the role of Chiropractic and its manipulative procedures.

Massage Therapy

Myofascial Release

The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. MORE TEXT NEEDED

McKenzie Therapy

The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an approach that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients worldwide for common problems of the back and neck.

Gait Training

When a person suffers an injury or a debilitating disease, he often has to relearn how to walk. This process is called gait training. We become a guide and a resource for the person relearning how to do basic movements. We use many different techniques and tools to help patients quickly and safely recover their mobility.

Athletic Performance Enhancement

We work with athletes to maximize their potential, meet their sports performance goals, and reduce their risk of injury. We accomplish this by designing integrated sports regimens that include flexibility training, cardiorespiratory training, core training, balance training, speed, quickness, and agility, integrated multiplanar resistance training, and sport specific conditioning.

Additional Services

  • Graston Technique
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Chiro MAT
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Biomedical Acupuncture

Our Healthcare Team

At Apex Therapy, we approach your care in a unique manner. At the beginning of your treatment, we will fully examine your joints and perform a comprehensive muscle strength test on all of your major muscle groups. In addition, we will assess your gait (the way you walk) and your feet. Using this information, we will locate any biomechanical abnormalities and correct them. We use gentle muscle techniques and therapeutic exercises to correct these imbalances.

Dr. Matt Bauer

Dr. Matthew Bauer, D.C., CSCS. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Biology from the National College of Chiropractic where he went on to earn his professional license as a chiropractic physician. He started Apex therapy clinics in 2001 and partnered with Community Hospitals of Indiana and Lifetime Fitness to create the first clinic nationwide within the Lifetime Fitness network. During that time, he worked with several professional sports teams and developed footwear for the NFL with Nike. Over the past 12 years, Apex therapy clinics have continued their partnership with Community Hospitals and have become the leader in the treatment of pregnancy pain. He currently sits on the board of the Joint Steering Committee for pain management for community hospitals.

Dr. Manny Manolov

Dr. Manolov is a Chiropractic Physician with special interests in sports science and proper biomechanics with an emphasis on performance enhancement as well as low back problems, the number one cause of pain in most adults. He graduated from California State University Northridge with a degree in Biology, pre-Med option and obtained his Doctorate degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles.

Dr. Manolov achieves body and sport performance enhancement for elite athletes, as well as, weekend and office warriors. His approach is to focus not only on the symptoms, but on correcting the cause of the problem — structurally and functionally — using chiropractic manipulative therapy, muscle specific myofascial release treatment protocols, injury specific exercise and rehabilitation, posture and gait analysis and proprioceptive training he fine tunes the body and eliminates ailments.

Dr. S. Michael Bell

Dr. Michael Bell was born and raised in Westfield, IN. He attended Indiana University – Bloomington where he received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He continued his education at Logan University where he obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, while graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Bell takes a functional approach to patient care utilizing postural and biomechanical assessment, gait analysis, and muscle testing to determine the root cause of the dysfunction. He also uses nutritional support, when necessary, to further aid in the healing process.

Dr. Bryant Ponchot

Dr. Bryant Ponchot grew up on the Southside of Indianapolis, graduating from Mooresville High School in 1999. Following high school, Dr. Ponchot attended Ball State University before graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2006. He has always enjoyed the outdoors, athletics, and time with family and friends. He is married and has one son. He now spends most of his free time coaching his son's basketball.

Dr. Ponchot loves his patients and has a big passion for natural health and wellness. He works with patients of all ages, and truly enjoys being a part of patients' wellness journey. For the last 7 years, Dr. Ponchot has been owner of his own practice on the Southside. He is excited to partner with Apex Therapy Clinic to help them continue to offer amazing care and patient outcomes.

Contact Us

Connect with Apex

North Location

Apex Therapy Clinic

Indianapolis, Indiana

6905 E 96th St #600
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone 317-577-1990

Fax 317-577-1993

South Location

Apex Therapy Clinic

Greenwood, Indiana

549 E County Line Rd, Suite F
Greenwood, IN 46143

Phone 317-300-0465

Fax 317-884-9921