Dr. Mitchell Banke
Owner, Chiropractor,Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Dr. Mitch took a bit of an unconventional journey to becoming a chiropractor. As a young child growing up in Alexandria, MN, he absolutely despised going to the chiropractor. His mother (being the good mom that she is) forced him to go up to the point where he would rather sit in the car in the parking lot on a ninety-degree day while his sister was in getting adjusted. While in High School, Dr. Mitch’s sister began going to chiropractic school. She would constantly tout the many benefits of chiropractic and eventually convinced Dr. Mitch to go to the chiropractor. His passion for natural health and healing took off instantly. Dr. Mitch always thought he had wanted to become a Medical Doctor but after experiencing natural healing and health through a hands-on approach in his own life—he was captivated. Dr. Mitch completed the majority of his undergraduate degree at Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN. He finished his degree in human biology at Northwestern Health Sciences University where he also completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Magna Cum Laude and top 5 in his class. Dr. Mitch loves learning and constantly finds himself studying in his free time. Dr. Mitch became a Certified Clinical Nutritionist in March of 2016 in order to provide superior nutritional, homeopathic, and detoxification care to his patients. Dr. Mitch has traveled around the country studying from world renown health experts in order to bring greater healing into the lives of his patients. Mitch believes that in order for healing to occur, the root cause of the problem must be found and corrected. He believes that the human body was designed and created not only to survive but also to thrive. Mitch’s clinical experience has led him to become passionate about nutrition, detoxification, spinal alignment, and treating more persistent chronic illnesses. Mitch graduated from the Wildfire Wellness program where he learned the art of manual muscle testing, is a certified cellular detoxification specialist, certified in functional blood chemistry, and has completed certificates in brain chemistry, functional thyroid dysfunction and is certified in instrument assisted soft tissue techniques. In his free time, Dr. Mitch loves fishing, hunting, biking, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Mitch is thrilled to bring his knowledge and expertise to Vital Roots. Dr. Mitch is also licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.