About Us

Dr. Puchta

Hello!  I’m Dr. Richard (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, and I let your body lead me to where it needs help.  While it is our goal to always treat you with the utmost in professionalism, you will see that we can also have a lot of fun at our office.

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, is a teacher at Whitefish Christian Academy.  My daughter, Emily and her husband, Jesh and their daughter, Kensley, live in Belgrade, Montana while Jesh is attending Montana State University.  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.

I sincerely hope that we will get the chance to meet each other.  Remember that at our office there is never a charge for a chiropractic consultation, where we can sit down together for about 10 minutes to discuss your health, and I can let you know how much I feel chiropractic may be able to help you. 

I hope you are having a great day, and that your future will be a healthy one!


Robin West

Robin West is the office manager for our office.  She began working at this office in 2006.

Robin grew up near Cut Bank, Montana.  Her favorite color is blue, and her favorite season is summer. She is married to Mike, who works for the Forest Service, and she has a young son, named Lucas. Callie is the family dog.  Robin's hobbies include hiking, painting, music, swimming, camping, and tennis.