Meet Dr. Prunty

IMG_0732cr_1.jpgDr. John Prunty is a licensed Chiropractor serving Mitchell and the surrounding communities.  We are committed to promoting the optimal health and well being of patients using a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, he is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.


I have lived in Mitchell since December 2001, when I married my wife (and Mitchell native), Melissa.  We opened the practice that following February.  We have 4 wonderful children, our twins: William and Adelyn, Olivia and Ava.

I am a native of Cherokee, Iowa where I grew up on a farm.  I knew at the age of 13 that becoming a chiropractor would be my calling in life.  I was having excruciating stomach pains while running track, but no-one, including my medical doctors, could come up with a reason why.  After all the blood work, CAT scan, and every other specialist had failed to produce a reason, a family friend who was a chiropractor offered his help.  It was determined that the injury was resulting from a nerve being pinched in the spine, causing the intense pain I was experiencing during heavy running sessions.  I knew then that if a person could be capable of helping a body to heal itself without the use of medications or surgeries, then that was something that I wanted to be a part of.  I attended college at the University of South Dakota where I ran track, was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and met my wife, Melissa.  After 3 years there, I received early acceptance into Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN (now known as Northwestern Health Science University).  I graduated from Northwestern in November 2001.  I knew I wanted to own my own practice and we felt that Mitchell would be a great place for our new beginning.  From the start, it has been a great decision.  The people of Mitchell and the surrounding communities have been wonderful!

My chiropractic care may consist of manual adjustments, use of the Activator, drop-table adjusting, use of the Decompression Table, the Hydrotable, ultrasound, acupuncture and/or stretching exercises, depending on the needs of the patient. 

I have successfully treated patients of ALL ages suffering from the following conditions (though this is not an inclusive list): chronic pain, headaches, backaches, neck pain, sciatica, painful joints, jaw pain, shoulder pain, hip/leg/foot pain, digestive problems, sleeping problems (in newborns to adults), torticollis, bed wetting, ear infections, fibromyalgia, knee pain, hyperactivity, migraines, muscle weakness, bulging discs, and pain related to pregnancy.  I love my job and the rewards of helping so many to lead active, pain-free lifestyles!!

I am a member of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and have served as a Board Member for LifeQuest.  In my free-time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, flying RC model planes, weightlifting, a little fishing and pheasant hunting, boating and motorcycling.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "John Prunty is the best. IWas visiting from Dallas and needed adjustment he worked me in that day. I felt 100% better went back again before I left. Have been to several Chiropractors at home he is the best ever. He should move to Dallas"
    Sheryl Scott Dunivan Coleman
  • "At Dakota Family Chiropractic you are not just a patient, they treat you like family!"
    Troy Magnuson

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