The Doctors

Kanyon Smith, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Kanyon Smith was born and raised in Montana. He began his graduate studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He then received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Smith began his chiropractic career with an externship in Miami, Florida where he was able to strengthen his sports background by working on professional athletes such as members of the Miami Dolphins football team, members of the Florida Marlins baseball team, and professional tennis players. He has also treated members of Broadway shows as well as Ironman endurance athletes.

In 2001 Dr. Smith returned to Montana and purchased Big Mountain Chiropractic in Whitefish. Since that time Dr. Smith has helped numerous patients achieve optimal health through natural chiropractic care. His sports background has proven to be a great asset in this athletic and outdoors-minded community.

Dr. Smith also specializes in the healthcare of entire families. He enjoys the smiles elicited from newborns as he gently adjusts them to optimum health, the appreciation from the elderly as he helps them enjoy the golden years, and the gratitude from everyone in between. "That is the most rewarding part of what I do," exclaims Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Montana Chiropractic Association and enjoys caring for patients of all ages in his active Whitefish practice.

A true Montana native, Dr. Smith enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and all that our beautiful valley has to offer. You can usually find him in the great outdoors at his every opportunity--no matter the season. Dr. Smith is active in the Whitefish community through his church as well as the Rotary Club of Whitefish.

Andy Armor, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

From a young age Dr. Andy understood the influence that chiropractic care has on a community. Dr. Andy grew up in Greensburg, PA under the care of his chiropractor father and mentor Dr. David Armor who continues to practice today.

Dr. Andy attended Waynesburg University on not only an academic, but also an athletic scholarship for track and field. Dr. Andy graduated from Waynesburg in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in following his father’s footsteps went on to attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA.

While at Palmer, Dr. Andy participated in many clubs and played rugby for the Palmer Dragons. Dr. Andy took a strong interest in chiropractic philosophy and participated in many additional courses outside of the rigorous curriculum including those in Thompson Technique, Torque Release Technique and Cox Flexion Distraction. Dr. Andy values the principles of chiropractic and what it can do for all individuals. His goal is to enhance the expression of life in the flathead community by helping everyone reach their full potential. His Chiropractic approach has helped countless individuals recover from injuries and illnesses, improve daily function and performance and restore proper communication and balance within the body.

Dr. Andy's passion is to educate and support the families within the Flathead Valley through neurologically based chiropractic care so that babies, children, and adults may live a life of greater health. In his spare time, Dr. Andy loves to spend time outdoors with his wife, read books and workout.

Kailey Armor, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Kailey Cox grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was a sports enthusiast competing in everything from track and golf to soccer, hockey and rugby. Her passion and dedication to hockey took her to Bemidji, Minnesota where she began her collegiate career playing Division 1 for the Beavers.

She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Summa Cum Laude from Bemidji State Universiry and earned the Outstanding Major Award for her work ethic, enthusiasm and community involvement throughout her time in undergrad. Dr. Kailey then followed her passion of health and wellness to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa.

Her postgraduate education was busy and filled with extra practicums, clubs, sports and work-study’s to further her experience, knowledge and skill in the chiropractic field. Her work ethic and passion for helping others was recognized when she was awarded the esteemed Clinical Excellence Award upon graduation.

After many years of competitive sports Dr. Kailey understands the benefits of keeping the body functioning at its highest level and believes everyone can benefit from having a fully functioning nervous system. Dr. Kailey’s chiropractic approach has helped many people with problems such as pain relief, asthma, ear infections, sleep problems, digestive issues, improved immunity, reproductive health, enhanced performance and most importantly understanding preventative health and lifestyle changes for a long and healthy life!

In her spare time Dr. Kailey likes to spend time enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and dog river.

The Staff

Katie Christensen

Front Desk Administrator

Katie was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She attended Dickinson State University in North Dakota for Accounting. She first moved to Montana in 2008. And in the spring of 2014, she started with Big Mountain Chiropractic. Katie loves spending time with her family and her young son Jade. She enjoys Glacier Park, horses and participating in rodeos.

Madyson Barden

Chiropractic Assistant

Madyson was born and raised in the beautiful Flathead Valley. She started with Big Mountain Chiropractic in April of 2015. While working here, she has found a passion for helping others and watching the miracles that take place in their lives on a daily basis. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge as a Chiropractic Assistant by getting her x-ray certification. While not at work she enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors and spending time with her furry friends.