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Welcome to the Ortman Chiropractic Clinic

The Ortman Clinic is a rural, family-owned chiropractic clinic located in Canistota, South Dakota.  Our 10 licensed doctors exclusively treat patients with a chiropractic manipulation different from any other chiropractors: the Ortman Technique. The Ortman Technique was created in 1915 by Dr. Amon Ortman and is administered as it was 100 years ago: using firm thumb pressure to correct spinal misalignment and balance nerve, soft tissue, and joint functions while the patient is seated.

We believe chiropractic care is for every man, woman, and child. In fact, many of our patients consist of families who have entrusted us with their spinal health and well-being—some spanning six generations. The Ortman Technique is always adapted to the individual patient and in the case of children and infants, very gentle.


Our doctors have successfully treated a wide variety of conditions originating in the spine, joints, and surrounding muscles and nerves. Patients usually report relief from pain within a few days of their treatment.  Specific conditions may require physio-therapies, supportive services, or co-management with your medical doctor. If a physio-therapy or service is required, one of our state-certified Chiropractic Assistants will perform your doctor’s orders.

Physio-therapies include: traction, diathermy, ultrasound, laser therapy, and micro-current stimulation. Supportive services include: x-rays, urinalysis, vitamin panels, and blood sugar and cholesterol screening.  NOTE: Our doctors will not recommend physiotherapy or supportive services unless it is in your best interest. If our approach will not benefit your particular situation, one of our doctors will help you find someone who may be able to assist you.