I recently became a patient at Empower and Dr. Travis is truly an expert in his field. I had been diagnosed with a herniated disc and early on doctors had been using the word “surgery.” After one visit with Dr. Travis I left the office with not only a relief in the pain I’d been experiencing physically but an entirely shifted outlook on my recovery WITHOUT surgery. I can’t recommend Empower highly enough!
Since starting Acupuncture, I have received relief from my headaches! The daily pain has gone and now I deal with just some pain around my menses (which we are now addressing). I can focus and complete normal activities of being a mom and all the numerous “hats” mothers wear. There is more motivation to do activities and my back pain has also been relieved. I am sleeping more, less irritable, and have more patience in dealing with people I work with and my family.
Lauren is the most genuine, caring, and thoughtful provider I’ve ever worked with. She is articulate, educated, and easily has a love for her craft. Lauren takes the time to listen to all aspects of a patient’s life to pin point exactly how she can help that will make the most benefits. She thoroughly explains what she is doing and how it will impact you. I am always impressed with the intricate detail that goes into the process of acupuncture and THAT IT WORKED!
I’ve worked with both Lauren on the acupuncture side and Travis on the chiropractic side. I’ve done cupping therapy and Graston/deep tissue work and I cannot say enough how much seeing Lauren and Travis has helped reconnect that mind-muscle connection when weight-training. They are also invested in the wellness of their clients as opposed to being business oriented. I’m told to visit when I feel my body needs it, not a structured monthly or even weekly visitation cycle. I will continue to rave about Lauren and Travis and the work they do to everyone I know. Their collaboration is a perfect mesh.
Travis is an absolute miracle worker! He was so patient, checking in with me throughout the whole appointment to make sure his adjustments were beneficial. He clearly looks at the whole person vs. specific issues/ places that are hurting. It was so helpful to have him explain both what he was adjusting and why/ how it worked. Can’t recommend him enough!
Travis and Lauren create a very welcoming atmosphere. This is not your average Chiropractic clinic. They actually spend time to help improve their patients lives in as little as one session. Coming from a powerlifting background as well they are able to use their expertise to assist in an athlete’s health which is not something you’ll likely find elsewhere. They are centrally located and well worth the visit.
Since seeing Lauren for insomnia, my sleep has improved tremendously. I was specifically waking up several nights per week around 2-3 AM and having trouble getting back to sleep. Now, most nights I do not wake up at all, and if I do I am able to fall back asleep very quickly and easily! I overall felt much more relaxed and also noticed that during the months I received treatment my menstrual cycle was less painful (less cramping) and more regular than it had been in the months prior.
Lauren immediately made me feel comfortable and heard. She is a great listener and I really got the sense that she cares about your overall wellbeing. Lauren asked a lot of questions and I felt that she really took the time to get to know me and the whole picture of what was going on. I was really impressed by her attention to detail, as well as her compassionate and friendly demeanor! I have never been to another provider that looked at the “big picture” before. It is a refreshing and very much appreciated change!
I think I’ve found the perfect place with an incredible team to physically help and guide me toward improved movement and health. I’m so happy to have discovered Travis and Lauren and highly recommend them to others!
No words could express how thankful I am for The Dyers! These two have taken the time to listen to me, and my body! I came to them in so much pain, I couldn’t sit or stand for extended periods of time, nevermind my work outs and as a powerlifter/ strongman my body and lifting is SO important to me, in just the matter of a week and a half they got me in an have done two treatment sessions, today I went back to the gym and was able to participate again! Their practice is about 1.5 hours from me and they are both worth every single minute! I so look forward to working with both of them in the future!
Travis and Lauren are super smart and knowledgable about their profession but they are also, what I refer to as, celebrities in the powerlifting world. I really admire them. And they are really nice people who care about your health and body. They are there to help you and they also want to share knowledge to the extent that they have a podcast. It is worth it to schedule an appointment for any discomfort you might have!! Go see them!
Amazing! After just one visit I feel better than I’ve felt in over a year. Whether you lift weights or not, if you have any ailments this place is a must!
The level of care and compassion at Empower was by far the best I had ever received. Travis and Lauren were able to treat the entire patient not just the one issue I was describing. They took the time to truly investigate the problems and design a perfect regiment that had me back to work in no time.
I am impressed with how Lauren and Travis respect one another’s field and work together to help patients in a comprehensive treatment plan. They work well together and make me feel safe and cared for. They give their heart everyday. I never feel like a patient, I feel like family.
I was originally skeptical about acupuncture and believed it couldn’t do everything promised. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Within the first treatment I began to feel relief from the pressures in my wrists and hands and began sleeping better than I had in a long time. Along with the sleep the amount of tension and stress truly seemed to diminish after every visit.
I first came to see Lauren for symptom support during the process of a long-term gastrointestinal bacterial infection. My treatments were very helpful in terms of muscular/skeletal pain relief, improved sleep, reduced anxiety and calming inflammation. Nausea was a major part of my illness, and acupuncture treatments were actually much more helpful to me than traditional anti-nausea medication. It felt like my treatments really helped my body better “organize” the healing process, and thereby manage it more effectively and naturally.
Travis did an amazing job working on my neck. It had been locked up for about a month following a injury sustained in competition, and in one session he provided me with relief and gave me advice on how to manage the pain if it ever came back. Happy to say it hasn’t. Highly knowledgeable and capable.
Let me tell you, Dr. Travis Dyer at Empower has completely exceeded my expectations...I wish I had heard of him sooner! After just two visits I am nearly 100% pain free. He knows his stuff, is affordable and the results from his clients speak for themselves. If you’re dealing with a sports or training injury, go see him!
Lauren is an active listener, very thorough and detail-oriented. She’s also incredibly kind, respectful, and has a very gentle touch. Lauren really takes the time to listen to how things are with you on that particular day, while also keeping an eye on the overall progress. She’s able to change her approach as she goes and adjust treatments to best suit an evolving situation, all while maintaining clear communication... I can honestly say I have never had a more positive care experience anywhere. It’s been lovely.
I have Bipolar and found it hard in the past to regulate my mood swings, even with proper care and regulation. Mentally after about 3 months of seeing Lauren, my family noticed my mood swings were less unpredictable. My bouts of every two week meltdowns evolved to an even keel. My psychiatrist was baffled, as he has tried for over 2 years to relieve any of my symptoms. Acupuncture ended up turning my life around.
Dr. Dyer really helped me get to the root of my problem. In just a few weeks he has done for me what a physical therapist couldn’t do in 5 months. Now I know the right stretches to do and how I can help myself feel better. Thanks to him I am finally pretty much pain free and back to living my life.
Over the past 10 years of high mileage, marathons, and all the pains that encompass a runner’s body, I believe I’ve seen every Sports Chiropractor within 70 miles of Central Maine. On first interaction, Dr. Dyer was super easy to talk to & I could tell he legit understood what I was going through, not just as a patient, but as a person. During my first treatment I saw great gains in range of motion and reduction in pain. The next morning during my run, my low back had not felt that good and pain free in over 12 months. I cannot recommend Empower enough.
I was always hesitant about trying acupuncture. Now, I cannot believe I waited so long. Not only has Lauren been able to diminish my hot flashes & reduce my stress level, but the cupping treatments have helped with a long simmering shoulder issue. I highly recommend Empower!!
My period went from being the worst time of the month to a non-issue. I no longer have pain with ovulation or my period. No cramps! I also haven’t had any difficult mood changes that were normally worse at those times...I was surprised when my cycle began to regulate itself. Now my period just comes and goes and I don’t have to dread it.
I came to Empower months after hurting my back from a skiing accident. I was told I would live with this pain for the rest of my life which lead to the same treatments with other providers multiple times a week and the pain didn’t budge. When I met Dr. Dyer, I was immediately impressed with his ability to explain the cause of my pain and his in-depth treatment. He said his goal was to get me moving pain free as quickly as possible, and he did just that. After a few visits, I was walking without pain and staying active the way I was before getting injured. I can’t thank Dr. Dyer enough and highly recommend him.
Dr. Dyer is a precise, determined, and caring Chiropractor. He takes every discomfort, no matter how big or small, seriously. His holistic approach to medicine is crucial for promoting the healing process. I would recommend Dr. Dyer to anyone.
My life was spiraling down a drain and I thought I exhausted every resource I had. Thankfully I met Lauren. She showed me compassion and acceptance. I believe she put the glue my family needed to come together again...while I am not suffering with pain or other issues, I have more ambition to participate in life. With a four year old that’s a great relief.
Lauren has such a calming presence. She listened to all my symptoms and asked what I was looking for for results. After on session, I felt soooooo much better. My energy was back. My pain reduced. I recommend everyone to go see her!
I traveled 2.5 hours just for Travis to work on me & I 10/10 can’t recommend him highly enough. Great service, two great people & I’ve gotten the most for my buck here than anywhere else. I’ll definitely be coming back!