Our mission is to provide you an outstanding patient experience including certified soft tissue techniques and home care programs with each chiropractic adjustment.
With a decade 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.
Dr. Wigness started Whitefish Chiropractic in 2003 after working for a year in Ohio. Offices are conveniently located at interdisciplinary clinics within the Bridge Medical Center, Glacier Medical Associates in Whitefish and at 17 E. Oregon Street in Kalispell.
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. Originally practicing in downtown Whitefish; current offices are located at the Bridge Medical Center, Glacier Medical Associates and in Kalispell. 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. I am currently working on groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles through the Prague School.
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 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.
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.”
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 welcomed our beautiful baby daughter Finley to our family in August of 2014 and continue to enjoy watching her grow. An average weekend will find me hiking or snowshoeing with my wife, daughter and dog Molly.
Having lived in North Dakota our entire lives, my husband and I moved to the beautiful Flathead Valley in 2006. I started my employment with Whitefish Chiropractic in the fall of 2006. While living in Minot, ND I had various exciting ventures: teacher/coach at the high school, selling real estate, a stay-at-home mom for seven years and then establishing/owning a wellness studio for the last 17 years. My favorite past times are spending time with family and friends, volunteering at the elementary school, food bank and serving at our church. We proudly have one daughter and one son and their families who also live in Whitefish.
I grew up in Whitefish Montana, married my best friend in 1987. We rasied 2 terrific sons. I love to work in my garden, it’s my Zen place. We adopted our 4legged, 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.
Family and our love of the great outdoors brought my husband, Terry, and I to Kalispell in 2013. We raised our 4 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. I have a Labrador/Retriever dog, Murphy, who is my constant companion. One of the greatest joys of my life has been the birth of my first grandchild. I spend as much time as possible with her and love watching her grow. I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people through my work at the Whitefish Chiropractic Center.