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Meet Dr. Chad Barfknecht

When he was in college, Dr. Chad’s roommate got adjusted on a regular basis. At the time, he was a pre-pharmacy student and job shadowed numerous pharmacists. What he discovered was that they didn’t like their jobs. They felt like they were just dispensing pills to people all day, never getting anyone better.

I realized that that wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.”

Experiencing Improved Function

During his first chiropractic appointment that he went to with one of his teammates from basketball, Dr. Chad got scanned with the Insight Subluxation Station, the technology that is used at the office. “Even though he told me I had imbalances all over the place, I felt amazing. Though I was in great shape, when I started getting adjusted I functioned better. I thought, ‘Wow, if you can get somebody who’s healthy even better, what can you do for a person who is sick?'”

Making the Switch to Chiropractic

With a new passion for chiropractic, Dr. Chad started job shadowing numerous chiropractors who all loved their jobs. “They got to make their own hours and help people.” As he had premed classes under his belt, it was an easy switch to chiropractic. He obtained his chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic. One of the biggest eye-opening moments for Dr. Chad, while he was at Palmer, was getting scanned with the Insight Subluxation Station, which made him realize that chiropractic is more than just pain management. “I learned that chiropractic was about wellness and how you adapt to life.”

Chiropractor Menomonie, Chad Barfknecht


Focusing on Pediatrics and Pregnancy

After he had graduated from Palmer, Dr. Chad worked as an associate doctor in the Quad Cities area for a year in a family wellness practice. In 2009, he bought the current practice from a husband and wife who had a practice for more than 20 years. After taking over the practice, he started focusing on pediatrics and is an Epics Pediatrics practitioner. “It’s been gratifying to transition from a Medicare-based, pain-focused practice to one where we’re building momentum in our town and are known as the place to take kids.” He holds the following accreditations:

Dr. Chad also cares for many athletes, including high school athletes and students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Enjoying an Active Family Life

When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Chad and his wife Lisa enjoy spending time with their four children:  Reese, Bree, Zeke and Cole. They like to play sports in the backyard, and Dr. Chad and Lisa can be found taking their kids to different athletic events and practices. The children are part of the Hoops Club in Menomonie. The family attends Alliance Church and are members of the Menomonie Market.

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