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About Dr. Alan Keithley

I was born in Colorado. My family moved around a lot when I was young, until we settled in Whitefish, Montana, where I attended high school.

My interest in chiropractic began rather dramatically. As a young man, I enjoyed wrestling During one particular match, I was put into a “fireman’s carry,” and my opponent couldn’t complete his move and dropped me.

I didn’t feel any pain in my neck or back, but after awhile I noticed I’d started walking with a pigeon toe on one side. My father noticed it as well, and asked me about it, but I didn’t know what was happening.

My father had gone to a chiropractor locally and advised me to go get checked out. The chiropractor made some adjustments and soon put my foot back on track. After that, chiropractic was always in the back of my mind. My father would talk about it every now and again. He was very impressed with this particular chiropractor’s expertise and professionalism, and so the subject remained in the back of my mind for a long time.

But I wasn’t yet ready to go into chiropractic care. After high school, I went into the Navy for five years as an electronics technician. I thought I would end up making a career out of it, but found that when I got to that point, it didn’t appeal to me as much as I thought it would.

In 1999 I began study in Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University . I graduated in 2002 and moved to Missoula, where I began my own practice in January of 2003. I have been practicing in Missoula ever since.

I enjoy spending time with my family, music (singing, playing guitar and writing songs) and almost all of the many outdoor activities Montana has to offer. I have been a Christian for 10 years, and am very involved in my church family.