When I was a teenager I had severe hip pain. I went to chiropractors, MDs, and even Naturopaths without finding any answers. This started me on my journey of figuring out what was really going on. Eventually I found my way to naturopathic medical school and found answers for myself, friends and family, and now for the patients that I see.
I believe that true health is more than just feeling ok. It is about being able to find and pursue your life’s work or purpose.
Dr. Rosie Banker is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who earned her degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to studying Naturopathy, Dr. Banker studied Biochemistry at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with honors.
At SCNM Rosie was president of the Applied Kinesiology Club and had a clinical focus on Applied Kinesiology, physical and Oriental medicines. Dr. Banker employs several methods when working with patients, including; Applied Kinesiology, physical medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, emotional release techniques, regenerative injections and more.
During her childhood, Rosie’s mother, an acupuncturist and natural medicine consultant, instilled within her a zeal for natural medicine which Dr. Banker is eager to share with others. Dr. Banker is passionate about whole body wellness and minimally invasive treatment for her patients. She uses a variety of techniques individualized to each patient’s needs with the goal of balancing structure, function and mental-emotional-spiritual factors to harmonize, optimize and improve function while fostering a sense of well-being so that they can reach their highest potential.
We provide comprehensive natural healthcare. By uniting traditional and modern medicine, and eastern and western medicine, we are able to find the contributors to patient’s issues accurately and easily. Also, unlike a lot of other medical offices, we offer in house autonomic response testing so that we know, in real time, which systems in the body are dysfunctional, and what your body needs.
We go beyond basic spinal alignment, muscle tension, and orthopedic testing type of assessment. Observing posture and gait can tell us a lot about not only physical dysfunction, but even internal medicine issues. On top of this, we assess foot function, overall ligament stability, and find and fix injuries both physically and neurologically.
The initial assessment includes a complete metabolic profile, including nutritional assessment, heavy metal and toxin load, and screening for infections. This is done via autonomic response testing in office, so you don’t have to run expensive lab tests that you have to wait weeks to get the results back for.
Autonomic Response Testing
By assessing the body’s response to stressors and stimuli, we can identify what is stressful enough to the body that we need to address it, as well as exactly what the body needs to deal with that stressor.
History, Physical Exams, Functional Exams, Autonomic Response Testing, and review of labs and imaging make up the initial intake.
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