Our mission is to provide you an outstanding patient experience including certified soft tissue techniques and home care programs with each chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic care for the Flathead Valley
With over 20 years of clinical experience and continuing education in the latest techniques, Dr. Ryan Wigness and Dr. Mike Sybrant are prepared to lead you into a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Meet the team
Dr. Ryan Wigness
Licensed Chiropractic Physician & Clinic Director
Get to know Dr. Ryan Wigness
Dr. Wigness started Whitefish Chiropractic in 2003 after working for a year in Ohio. We have continued to grow since then and our offices are now conveniently located in Columbia Falls, Kalispell and Whitefish.
About Dr. Wigness
I was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. I attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and spent a semester in Karlstad, Sweden on an exchange. After returning to the states, I attended Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis, graduating in 2001. I started Whitefish Chiropractic in 2003 after working for a year in Ohio. I specialize in soft tissue injuries, neurological pain, scar tissue release and extremity (shoulder, knee, ankle, etc.) injuries. I am certified in Motion Palpation, Active Release Technique, and Graston Technique – soft tissue mobilization. I have taught nationally and internationally on concussions, soft tissue mobilization, peripheral nerve entrapments and taping techniques.
Just For Fun
When not at work, I can be found snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hiking, and hunting. I love spending time with my wife Patti and our three dogs Bridger, Odin, and Max.
Dr. Mike Sybrant
Licensed Chiropractic Physician
Get to know Dr. Mike Sybrant
Dr. Mike Sybrant Earned a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Through the course of his education he grew to respect the complexity of the human body, sparking a desire to learn all he could about treating many conditions and injuries.
About Dr. Sybrant
I born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, where I was active in my church community and enjoyed learning various forms of Karate. I developed an affinity for the great outdoors at a young age while hunting and fishing with my family. While getting my baccalaureate in biology at the University of Wyoming at Casper College, I participated in a bighorn sheep research project. Spending 5 weeks living out of my tent well above tree-line in the Wind River Mountains of Western Wyoming, I realized that my home was, and forever would be, in the Mountain West.
I moved to Portland, Oregon to earn my degree in chiropractic at the University of Western States, based largely on the University’s evidence-based philosophy. Through the course of my education I grew to respect the complexity of the human body, which sparked a desire to learn all I could about treating myriad conditions and injuries. I am full-body certified in the Active Release Technique, highly regarded as one of the most complete and effective treatments for soft tissue injuries. I am also trained in and utilize the Graston Technique for the mobilization of soft tissues. Using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment during evaluation of a patient is also a great way to determine areas of compromise based on function, rather than “chasing pain.”
Just For Fun
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with my Doctorate of Chiropractic, I was eager to get back to the Mountain West, specifically Whitefish, Montana. I was familiar with the area after attending family reunions in Flathead County as a child; my grandmother is originally from Eureka and I still have family in the Whitefish/Kalispell region. I enjoy many activities that this valley has to offer, including archery hunting, fly fishing, hiking and snowboarding.
My wife Jen and I have 3 beautiful daughters, Finley (6) and our twins Maya and Saige (3). As a family we enjoy going to the park, skiing and hiking with our dog Molly.
Dr. Connor Tobisch
Get to know Dr. Connor Tobisch
Dr. Connor Tobisch grew up in a small town in Kansas before getting his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at Kansas State University.
About Dr. Connor Tobisch
During his time at chiropractic school, Dr. Tobisch was enamored with learning the best ways to accurately assess and effectively treat patients. This led him to acquire over 700 hours of continuing education courses in fields such as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (McKenzie Method) manual manipulation, kinesiology taping, and many forms of soft tissue treatment such as dry needling, cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation. He also served as a representative and club president for the Motion Palpation Institute (MPI). This gave him the opportunity to learn how to palpate and adjust joints from some of the best in the world and pass that information on by teaching fellow students.
Dr. Tobisch believes that the combination of joint manipulation, soft tissue treatment, and functional rehabilitation is the most powerful way to get patients out of pain and to achieve long-term results, keeping them active and healthy. He is excited to join the team at Whitefish Chiropractic and eager to bring a functional evidence-based approach and the highest quality conservative treatment to the people of the Flathead Valley.
Just For Fun
In his free time, Dr. Tobisch enjoys working out, hiking, and reading.
During chiropractic school, Dr. Tobisch met his girlfriend Annie who shares his love for learning, hiking, and coffee. She will graduate soon and join Dr. Tobisch in the Flathead Valley.
Meet our staff
Meet Shelly Hanson
I grew up in Whitefish Montana, married my best friend in 1987. We raised two terrific sons. I love to work in my garden, it’s my Zen place. We adopted our four-legged, change of life baby, Cooper who insists on going hiking and snowshoeing every chance we get. I’ve enjoyed working for the Whitefish Chiropractic Center since Dr. Wigness started in 2003.
Meet Phyllis Sobczyk
Family and our love of the great outdoors brought my husband, Terry, and I to Kalispell in 2013. We raised our four daughters in Omaha, NE and upon retiring from our careers left to explore the mountainous regions of Wyoming and Montana. I enjoy gardening, jogging, hiking and snowshoeing. We have a Labrador/Retriever dog, Murphy, who is our constant companion. One of the greatest joys of my life has been the opportunity to spend time with my granddaughters and watch them grow here in the valley. I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people through my work at the Whitefish Chiropractic Center.
Meet Lisa Kalland
I was born and raised in Grays Harbor County, Washington. I married my High School sweetheart in 1987. We have recently moved from the Seattle area, where we raised two daughters. We currently reside in Kalispell and are enjoying all the beauty this state has to offer. My favorite things are spending time with my family, floating down the Flathead River, and hiking the beautiful outdoors. I also enjoy sightseeing and snow shoeing.
Meet Jessica Howard
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado for the first 14 years of my life. We moved to Columbia Falls back in 2014 to be closer to my family and get away from the crazy city life we had back in Colorado. I married my best friend in 2019 and we have a wonderful, spunky 1-year-old son his name is Jameson, and he is the light of our lives. We have two big dogs Gunner is my 100-pound lap dog, he is 4 and Rebel is my spoiled one, she is 3 and they are the best dogs I have ever owned. We enjoy spending time with our family, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, basically anything we can do to get outside.