Hello! I’m Dr. Rick Puchta. I love seeing people’s health and entire lives improve as chiropractic care unlocks the healing abilities in each person. I especially enjoy using gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques that have powerful effects on the body. In addition to chiropractic adjusting, I also work with muscles, fascia, other soft tissues, and acupressure reflex points. You will find that no two treatments will be exactly alike, because your body is dynamic and constantly changing, so I let your body lead me to where it needs help.
I am a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic near St. Louis, Missouri. I am a member of the Christian Chiropractors Association, and have gone on Christian, chiropractic mission trips to Poland and to Bolivia.
I grew up in Rockaway Beach, Missouri – a small tourist town in southwest Missouri, just a few miles from the famous tourist city of Branson, Missouri. My wife and children and I have lived in Kalispell since 1997. My wife, Linda, was a teacher at Whitefish Christian Academy for 16 years. My daughter, Emily and her husband, Jesh and their two children, Kensley and Walter, currently live in Belgrade, Montana. My son, Bryce, is a mechanical engineer in Kalispell. My hobbies include whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, playing with our golden retriever, hiking, and exploring.
My office is a place of healing, hope and "feeling at home"! I sincerely hope that we will get the chance to meet each other. Remember that at my office there is never a charge for a chiropractic consultation. We can sit down together for about 10 minutes to discuss your health, and I can let you know how much I feel chiropractic will be able to help you.
I hope you are having a great day, and that your future will be a healthy one!