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 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.
Dr. Dustin is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com, one of the top 10 most-visited websites for women. He writes about chiropractic care and wellness.
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 support Gallatin Valley community efforts like Big Brothers Big Sisters. They 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.
Courtney RufenachOffice Manager
Courtney is our Office Manager, Chiropractic Assistant and front desk receptionist. Courtney grew up in Kalispell, MT with two younger siblings. She enjoyed growing up near Glacier National Park, and explores it regularly. She has lived in Bozeman for the past four years, and graduated from MSU in 2020.
She loves to spend time on the water; swimming, paddle boarding, or boating. You can usually find her out riding horses, eating ice cream, hanging out with friends, or stealing her roommates puppy
Courtney has been on staff here at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic since 2018, and has been our office Manager since 2020.