Meet the Doctor

MeetTheDocDr. Michael R. Hillyer
Doctor of Chiropractic


  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree - Lincoln Chiropractic College 1971
  • Certified: Impairment Rating Examiner
  • Certified: Claims Review Consultant


Post Graduate Education

  • American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics Diplomate Course
  • American Board of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Course
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy-Levels I-IV
  • and more than 50 other educational conferences.


Clinical Experience

Dr. Hillyer began practice in Warrenton, Missouri in 1971 and relocated to Frankfort, Kentucky in 1975.

He has studied nearly every type of chiropractic treatment paradigm and molded them into his own multi-faceted approach to patient evaluation and treatment; from physiotherapeutic modalities to chiropractic manipulation techniques; from therapeutic exercises to dietary nutritional counseling; from orthopedic and neurological examinations to McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis.

In his 40 years of practice he has been driven to expand his expertise more and more, to be able to provide more and more help for his patients.


Dr. Hillyer has been a contributor and leader in the chiropractic profession for 40 years.  Here are some of his leadership positions over the years:

  • KY Representative to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations.
  • Kentucky Alternate Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association
  • Kentucky Local Liaison for the ACA Department of Insurance Relations
  • President of Kentucky Chiropractic Society
  • Chairman of the Kentucky Chiropractic Committee on Practice Parameters and Outcome Assessment, 1995 --1998


Professional Expertise

  • Advisor to Department of Workers' Compensation Guidelines
  • Advisor during the development of Chiropractic inclusion in Medicaid 
  • Peer Review Consultant for Kentucky Medicaid Program 
  • Advisor to 3 major Insurance Carriers on Chiropractic Guidelines
  • Certified Impairment Rating Examiner
  • Certified Claims Review Consultant


Honors and Awards

  • Honors Fraternity Lincoln Chiropractic College
  • 1994 President's Award from The Kentucky Chiropractic Society.
  • 1995 Doctor of the Year from Kentucky Chiropractic Society.


Dr. Hillyer has utilized his advanced knowledge of treatment and guidelines as a consultant to government and industry, as well as the chiropractic profession.

  • Lecturer on Guideline Based Chiropractic Peer Review Treatment and Documentation
  • Peer Review Panelist for MVA and Workers Claims in KY
  • Peer Review Consultant for Kentucky Medicaid Program 
  • Chiropractic Specialist Consultant for private insurrance Peer Review guidelines
  • Kentucky Office of Workers' Claims Utilization Review Committee; Treatment Guidelines Subcommittee and Chiropractic Issues Subcommittee
  • He has authored "Manipulation in the Curricula of Chiropractic, Osteopathic, Physical Therapy, and Medical Schools" (FCER Monograph 1995)


Licensures & Certifications

  • Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1971
  • Licensed Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners


Associations & Memberships

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research

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