The Doctor

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.


The Staff

Katie Christensen

Office Manager

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.