Dr. Brian Bak
Dr Brian Bak was born and raised in Beresford, SD the last of four brothers. In high school he excelled in academics, music and multiple sports. Brian captained the 1979 State B Boys Basketball team, was quarterback of the football team and captained the 1979 golf team. He also participated in all-state chorus and was first chair trombone in the BHS band which won many state and national competitions under the fine direction of Dennis Hegg who later directed the Madison H.S. band until his retirement.
Dr. Bak knew early on that chiropractic was to be his great love when he was a young high school ball player. After being sent to many practitioners of multiple specialties for his low back pain with no relief, he finally was brought to the local chiropractor, Dr. Kroon. Dr. Kroon quickly diagnosed the problem, applied appropriate treatment and Brian was right back on the court at full speed in a week when it seemed that his season was lost.
Following high school graduation Dr. Bak was offered a college basketball scholarship by Dakota State College (now Dakota State University) and attended DSC for three years completing the majority of his pre-chiropractic curriculum and played varsity basketball, golf and baseball while there. His final year of pre-professional education was completed at SDSU in Brookings.
Dr. Bak attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in St Paul, MN completing his professional educational requirements and graduating with his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree August 15, 1986. While in school Dr. Bak sang in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church choir which he has said was one of the most challenging and fulfilling musical experiences of his lifetime.
Following graduation Dr. Bak moved to Watertown, SD where he entered into chiropractic practice. He has practiced in the Glacial Lakes area since graduation. He and his wife Christine raised two sons, Clay and Brandon. Clay is employed by the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau and Brandon is full-time with the South Dakota Air National Guard, employed as a crew chief for F-16 fighter aircraft.
Over the course of the past 29 years of chiropractic practice Dr. Bak has been involved in many community activities and has served on many boards of directors including, Dakota Sportsman, Inc, Rotary of Watertown, Rising Star, Glacial Lakes Harmonizers and Benet Place Assisted/Independent Living and several others. He has directed the Glacial Lakes Harmonizers men’s barbershop chorus for the past 25 years and also sings in the “Hogwild” Barbershop quartet locally. He also sings in the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer Church choir and on the worship team for the contemporary services.
In addition to his many musical endeavors he also has a great passion for outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hunting and attending local sporting events and most of all spending time with his one and only grandson Asher, born in October of 2013.
Dr. Bak is very passionate about his profession and his ability to use his skills to benefit his patients and improve the quality of their lives.