Dr. Robert Carpenter, DC

Robert Carpenter, DC


Born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, Dr. Bob's family was known for one thing, chiropractic. Dr. Bob carries on the family legacy as his father, grandfather, and great uncle were all doctors of chiropractic. 

Dr. Bob has many fond memories of accompanying his grandfather on rural/farmhouse calls and going to the office with his father, where he heard the stories of grateful patients. On one occasion, he went with his father to a house where a woman measured him for a beautiful cable knit jacket sweater, which was popular at the time. Dr. Bob asked his dad on the way home why she was making this costly gift for him. His dad shared that the boy who ran through the house with a slight limp heading out to playball had been brought into his office for polio years earlier. Dr. Bob's dad told him that he had been specially trained in treating polio, so he worked with the boy for months. At the same time, the boy's cousin contracted polio. That family had the financial ability to pay for 'the best care.' (Dr. Bob's dad informed him that he was paid little or nothing since the family did not have the means.) The boy recovered with only a slight limp, but the cousin became the poster child for March of Dimes with all the leg braces and crutches that were the standard of care at the time. She never walked again without them. The mother had a new business of making beautiful sweaters and had been trying to find a way to show the family's gratefulness. Dr. Bob wore proudly for years this gorgeous sweater gift. Dr. Bob has experienced 'miracles' like this during his own time in practice and would love to share them with you during your next visit.


Dr. Bob started his educational path by completing a double major at Detroit Bible College and receiving a Bachelor's degree in Bible and Music. He told his friends that he did not know what he wanted to be, but he knew that this degree would give him the foundation for wherever the road led. His music took him around the Midwest during that season of his life, covering over 65,000 miles a year. He was seriously considering full-time ministry, but his father's death and other life-changing experiences moved him in the direction of following in the 'family business.' Dr. Bob graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October 1977 and established his practice in November of that same year. Yes, that makes 40+ years of chiropractic experience. (He doesn't act that old!)

After graduation, Dr. Bob has completed multiple post-graduate certifications:

- Sacro-Occipital Technique
- The Grostic Technique
- Sports Injury- Chiropractic Rehabilitation
- Industrial Injury and Ergonomics
- Impairment Rating
- Nutritional Counseling
- Dry Needling
- Cox flexion/distraction decompression
- Kinesiology
- Physicians Academy of Advanced Diagnostic and Clinical Procedures
-Documentation and Legal Protocols
- Chiropractic Biophysics Certification
- Foundation Training Instructor Level 1


He has been chairman of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association's fall convention, a member of the Chiropractic By-laws Committee of the WisconsinChiropractic Association, District Chairman for the American ChiropracticAssociation/P.A.C., Chairman of the Worker's Compensation Committee SE district, and a sports injury consultant for both Athletes in Action and heritage Christian School. He is also the West African representative for the Chiropractic DiplomaticCorps. In 2009, Dr. Bob was nominated for the Director of Community Healthcare for Sub-Saharan Africa by an international non-profit. Dr. Bob has a well-known desire to help as many people gain the highest levels of health and functionality possible. Striving toward this goal led him to establish Back in Action, a Milwaukee-based physical therapy company with five locations. It also led to building and managing a chain of eight HealthWise Chiropractic clinics for twenty years. Dr. Bob opened the Relief Neuropathy Centers of Milwaukee/Madison to meet the needs of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Bob continues to study the latest technology to help patients live better and function higher. At the top of the list for breakthrough technology, he has developed HealthWise into the premier Class IV Laserclinic in Wisconsin.


It all started when Dr. Bob volunteered to go on a mission trip Burkina Faso, which he thought was a city and not a country. Over 30 years later, he became the Executive Director of Francophone Ministries for Christ. Through this organization, he has helped establish schools, orphanages, healthcare clinics, church plants, and their #1 success, radio (with eight stations broadcasting to over a million people a day.)Dr. Bob is currently in talks with the Ministry of Health to establish chiropractic as a legal profession with equal standing to all other healthcare professions. He was driven to do so by the tremendous need for spinal care and no providers to fill the need. He has already started three very successful clinics in Burkina Faso and is partnering with a doctor in Ethiopia to build a unique chiropractic-based hospital. It is his vision to see this model of spinal care facilities grow into the countries of Gabonand Lesotho in the not-so-distant future. (He would have done that already, but the pandemic stopped his ability to travel.)


Dr. Bob continues to study the latest technology to help patients LiveBetter and Function Higher. In addition to the use of ultrasound, interferential, class IV laser, he has recently added Zimmer Shockwave andKnee On Trac to the services offered at HealthWise Chiropractic. On the international stage, he is praying that God will enable him to establish a school for those desiring to become spinal care therapists and doctors of chiropractic in Africa. He is working with doctors worldwide to establish a village-by-village sustainable healthcare model with hands-on, non-drug-dependent healthcare. He invites you to be part of the thousands sharing the incredible benefits of living the HealthWise lifestyle.

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've been coming to see Dr. Bob since 1984 for my back pain. After each visit, the vast improvement lasts about one whole month. Even after all these years, Dr. Bob continues to provide outstanding care for me, my children, and my grandchildren. I've referred several people to HealthWise Chiropractic, so they too can see the results I have. My favorite part of my visits is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and doctors and, of course, the results I get that improve my daily living."
    Danny S.
  • "About ten years ago I was at the gym, I bent over and couldn't get up, the pain was horrible. I contacted Healthwise and Dr. Mike gave me an emergency appointment that evening. He did a complete physical and x-ray before he started any treatment. After my first treatment I was able to stand up and walk with minimal pain. With a few visits I was back to normal. I continued treatments as needed for the next several years.
    I see Dr. Bob regularly to stay fit and pain-free. He tests my strength and weakness to determine the best treatment. Our open discussion led him to help my acid reflux. I now exercise and walk as is essential for a septuagenarian.
    I told Dr. Bob that I was starting to get knee pain that I thought was arthritis; I didn't think chiropractic care could help. He told me about new equipment to help. I look forward to improvement.
    I was a skeptic of chiropractic care, now I would recommend HealthWise to anyone with chronic/simple pain. It worked for me. It can work for you!"
    Sherry B.
  • "I was very miserable with constant pain in my leg while knowing it had something to do with my back. My friend surprised me with an appointment with Dr. Bob. After being treated by Dr. Bob I knew right away it was exactly what I needed. I learned a lot through my conversations with the doctor. I am really thankful to Dr. Bob and his staff."
    Ed L.
  • "I had a very limited understanding of chiropractic care until I tried it for the first time 12 years ago. I came in with severe pain in my neck, which prohibited me from moving my head. I was greeted by a kind staff, had an exam and x-rays done on my first appointment followed by an adjustment. I felt so much better after my first adjustment and by following the treatment plan my headaches and migraines improved. My overall health has improved because of chiropractic care. Dr. Bob helps make sure that I am taking the right supplements to optimize my health and fitness performance. They have helped me with allergies, knee and shoulder pain, and earaches. I had no idea when I began my chiropractic journey just how much help the doctors and staff at HealthWise would be at improving my quality of life."
    Britt H.
  • "I have been a patient at HealthWise Chiropractic for over 20 years. In the past and currently I am seeing Dr. Bob, however, I have seen all docs at Healthwise. My general issues are usually seasonally related to sinus and allergies. Recently I have been receiving treatment for my hip and lower back. Dr. Bob zeros in on trigger points and quickly relieves my pain. He is a wealth of knowledge and offers help and suggestion on my health issues. The staff is friendly and helpful. I leave feeling better and I believe helps to keep my body aligned and energized. I have also come in after falls, injuries and surgeries. I truly believe my adjustments at the time added to a quicker recovery."
    Liz B.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Bob for two and half months. . I see him for an adjustment every two weeks. I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in January 2021 while working in Florida for my continued lower back pain and chronic bilateral hip bursitis. Because my pain was mostly relieved with continued adjustments, I decided to continue with treatment when returning to Wisconsin. I have been very happy with my continued pain relief/adjustments at HealthWise. I highly recommend anyone with chronic back and neck pain to try chiropractic adjustments here at HealthWise. It will make your life better."
    Marianne V.
  • "Really enjoyed the different things that they can do for you and your pain management. Would highly recommend."
    Rhiannon P.
  • "I enjoy coming, getting readjusted and any additional therapies. It has made my life healthier and less stressful. If I have questions, they are answered at that visit. The staff is very professional, personable and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit with them. I am glad to be part of Healthwise Chiropractic family:)"
    Marcella L.
  • "Dr. Mike is fantastic! He is very personable….will take time to really to your needs… I enjoy my visits…the maintenance has helped tremendously…..and he is there when the emergency pops up! Excellent Chiropractor!"
    Ann W.

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