Meet the staff who strive to provide the best personalized care to you and
Dr. Dustin Rising, a licensed chiropractor, founded Gallatin Valley Chiropractic in Bozeman, Montana in 2010. He attended the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis. He graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic with an emphasis in both sports injuries and extremity adjusting. Dr. Dustin’s continuing education focuses on sports injuries and automotive accidents. He holds additional certification in Dry Needling.
Before chiropractic school, Dr. Dustin attended North Dakota State University in Fargo where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. While in school, he studied abroad in New Zealand. With a love for exploration, travel, and culture, Dustin made time to rock climb, backpack, fly fish, and explore the Southern Alps, Australia, and Fiji.
During his free time, Dr. Dustin enjoys playing hockey, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, wakesurfing, hiking, and mostly spending time with his wife and 3 boys!
Dr. Dustin is a contributor to SheKnows.com, one of the top 10 most-visited websites for women. He writes about chiropractic care and wellness.
Dr. Dustin is also a member and sits on the board for the Montana Chiropractic Association where he enjoys trying to grow the chiropractic profession in the State of Montana.
Dr. Rachel Rising, a licensed chiropractor, also attended the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University. A Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Rachel specializes in Pediatric Chiropractic as well as Prenatal and Pregnancy adjusting. Dr. Rachel joined Gallatin Valley Chiropractic in March of 2013.
Dr. Rachel earned her Webster Technique Certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This chiropractic technique helps to correct sacral misalignment, balance pelvic muscles and ligaments which in turn removes torsion to the woman's uterus, its resulting constraint to the baby, and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. She constantly expands her expertise with continuing education and seminars on chiropractic care for mothers, babies, and children.
Dr. Rachel is also the owner of Baby Logic, an online baby and pregnancy resource website based out of Bozeman.
The Risings are members of the Montana Chiropractic Association and the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. David Dalgardno and his family relocated to Bozeman in April of 2017, to pursue serving the active people that share his love of the Rockies.
Dr. Dalgardno is a 2011 graduate of the University of Western States with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Dalgardno has been in clinical practice since May of 2011 with a focus on movement assessment, sports medicine and chiropractic. He is Dry Needling certified, FMT certified through RockTape to assess and treat with Kinesiology taping, and is GRASTON Technique Certified.
Dr. Dalgardno has served on medical staff at numerous sporting events including the 2013 CrossFit Games Northwest Regional, multiple smaller CrossFit competitions, and as a Medical Unit Leader for the Seattle to Portland Bike race with Cascade Bicycle Club. In 2015, Dr. Dalgardno had the privilege of serving on Medical staff assessing and treating wildland fire personnel at the Carpenter Road Fire near Spokane WA.
Dr. Dalgardno has years of experience in treating auto and workplace injuries, and specializes in athletic injury treatment and functional rehab.
Dr. David and his wife Katelyn have three children, daughters Olivia, and Reagan, and son Arne. They are very active outdoors, and at Hyalite CrossFit. They attend and serve their community through children’s and worship team ministries at Journey church.
Dr.Clay WintersDC, CSCSChiropractor
Dr. Clay Winters is from Conrad, Montana and moved to Bozeman with his fiancé Sonia. He obtained his chiropractic doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University located in Minneapolis Minnesota, with a focus in sports injury and family care.
Clay holds certifications in ART (Active Release Technique), Dry Needling, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), as well as Rock Tape Certified for kinesiology taping, FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab) and McKenzie Technique for the lumbar spine.
Prior to chiropractic school, Clay attended Montana State University in Bozeman at which he graduated with his bachelors degree in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science. In his free time Clay loves spending time with friends and family as well as being outdoors hiking, hunting/fishing and playing sports.
What led Clay to be interested in chiropractic care was his passion for helping people. Clay believes that chiropractic care is an amazing way to improve the way the body can perform. It can help anyone achieve their goals, whether it’s improving athletic performance or simply living pain free.
Courtney RufenachOffice Manager
Courtney was born and raised in Kalispell, MT, with two younger siblings, and many animals. She spent her summers taking advantage of Glacier National Park, and the many surrounding lakes. Courtney's greatest passion is Agriculture and she spent 10 years in 4-H and FFA competing in Livestock Judging, Agronomy, and Livestock Showing. Not willing to leave the Agriculture community, she came to Bozeman in 2016 in pursuit of an Agriculture Education degree, specializing in 4-H Extension, and graduated in November of 2021.
In her free time, Courtney spends time with family and friends, hanging out at the lake any chance she gets, coaching CrossFit Kids and playing a never ending game of fetch with her 2 dogs. She recently took up a few new hobbies, including: woodworking, sewing, hockey and snowboarding!