Meet The Chiropractors

  • Dr. Ron and Dr. Melanie

    Providing chiropractic and wellness care in Baraboo since 1996.

    Dr. Ron and Dr. Melanie were both educated at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA where they received their doctorate in Chiropractic.  They are both proficient in Palmer Package, Gonstead, Thompson, Diversified, Activator, Arthrostim and many more.  They both also have extensive training in rehab and nutritional counseling. Dr. Melanie is also certified in the Webster Technique and prenatal care.

    They use a “whole person approach” when taking care of their patients.  Combing the best hands on techniques, digital x-ray, nutrition, etc. they are able to help you accelerate and/or maintain your good health.

    The Doctors are active in their community.  They are avid sports enthusiast and enjoy spending time with their family & pets.  They have a son, Austin, who is currently in chiropractic college at Palmer. A daughter, Mia who attends UWEC and 3 beautiful English Labradors:  Parker, Wilson, & Tucker & one English Springer Spaniel named Archie.

    Dr. Ron learned of the benefits of chiropractic care growing up in Sun Prairie next to a husband wife team who worked on his father’s ailing back.

    Dr. Melanie is a third generation chiropractor following in the footsteps of her grandfather, father, uncle and brother.  

    They both have been helping people live healthier lives for more than 25 years.

    Both have extensive training in examination and treatment procedures emphasizing primarily in the neuromuscular structure of the body and how they relate to the body in infants and children.  They see and help infants, children, many athletes, elderly and pregnant women daily.


    • Palmer College of Chiropractic – both graduated as Doctors of Chiropractic in 1996
    • Burkhalter Chiropractic 1996 to present
    • Both certified by the State of Wisconsin in nutrition
    • Members of the WI Chiropractic Association
    • Members of the Chiropractic Society of WI
    • Members of the International Chiropractic Association
    • Both hold state certifications in Physiotherapy

        Dr. Melanie is certified in the Webster Technique
        Dr. Melanie is a member of the International     Chiropractic Pediatric Association
        Dr. Melanie completed Erhardt Post graduate X-Ray 100 hrs.


    Dr. Ron

    • Club Basketball Coach
    • AAU Basketball Coach

    Dr. Melanie

    • Elite Twister Gymnastics Academy - Parent Advisory Board
    • Baraboo Boys Basketball Booster Club Member

        Sauk County Board of Health Community Member

    Serving the Baraboo Community for  more than 25 years, Dr. Ron and Dr. Melanie welcome you and your family to experience how focusing on health can enhance your lives.

    Call our office today – (608) – 356-3811


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7:30am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 6:00pm





7:30am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I started seeing Dr. Ron after a terrible car accident. He evaluated me, took x-rays and helped me with my Whiplash. I was so happy I chose Burkhalter Chiropractic. He took the time to get to know me and my spine. I no longer have those horrible headaches or the neck pain I once had. I recommend Burkhalter Chiropractic to all my friends and family."
    -D.K. Baraboo, WI
  • "I first brought my son to Dr. Melanie when he was just 1 month old. A friend recommended her. She called her the 'Baby Whisperer'. My son, Travis was not a content baby. He seemed uncomfortable all the time. He had trouble going to the bathroom on a regular basis. Our MD said he had Colic. Dr. Melanie used gentle adjustments on his spine and he seemed better after the very first time. The best part was that he slept that night for 7 hours straight! He continues to see her and hasn't had a problem since. I'm so happy with the care Travis received at Burkhalter, that my whole family now goes for adjustments."
    -K.P. Reedsburg, WI