Jason Welsh approaches his chiropractic business, Indianapolis Sport and Spine, just like he approaches life – he treats others how he would want to be treated.
“That’s been my overarching motto from the start,” Welsh says. “I regularly check in with how I’m running my business, and whether my patients are getting better and happy with our services. If I was on the other end, how would I want to be treated and my case handled?”
Welsh opened the business, located in Brownsburg on the corner of North Green Street and East County Road 700 North, in October of 2009. Before that, he was in the Navy with the intention of pursuing a career in health care. Over time, he became disenchanted with the pharmaceutical and surgical industries, questioning the system and wanting to focus more on sickness and injury prevention.
“I realized there was a whole other side of the spectrum,” Welsh says. “I love to teach people about health and wellness, and I value taking a proactive approach to their health. We don’t always have to be reactionary.”
In addition to chiropractic care, Welsh offers sports medicine treatment, decompression, rehabilitation, therapy, soft-tissue work, and a Class 4 high-energy laser, which acts to speed up metabolism and increase healing rates. The laser is used to treat headaches, broken bones and everything in between. Welsh also offers nutrition coaching, educating patients on smart health habits and high-quality supplementation.
Welsh takes the listening part of his job very seriously. First-time patients will have an appointment during which they can share their history, issues, and anything pertinent to their case. He treats during first visits as often as he can.
“If I’m in pain and hobbling, the last thing I want to hear is that I need to come back three more times before I even get treated,” Welsh says. “We also have no problem referring people out if it is something we cannot treat. We can refer out for X-rays too if we think they’re necessary.”
Welsh understands many people may feel apprehensive coming in, and he takes the time to explain his techniques to patients.
“I make sure they understand the mild forms of adjustment, and the different drop tables,” Welsh says. “If anything makes you uncomfortable or freaks you out, I have more than one tool in my pocket. We can walk through that easily.”
Welsh grew up on a small farm in Illinois, as a very active youngster in sports and other activities. After his time in the Navy he got married and had four kids. His hobbies outside of the office include being outdoors and camping, exercising, and spending time with his family. He’s also very involved with 4M USA, an organization committed to getting men outside and inspired by adventure and nature, to be the best fathers and men they can be.
“We do a lot of backpacking, getting out in nature and away from our devices,” Welsh says. “Nature will fill you, even you out, and make you a better father and husband.”
Indianapolis Sport and Spine is located at 1460 North Green Street, #400 in Brownsburg. For more information, give them a call at 317-852-2005 or visit them online at indysportandspine.com.