Dr. Craig Banks is a 2003 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA. He is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, and completed his undergraduate work at Kent State University. He initially began on the path to being a neurosurgeon through Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Due to the low success and satisfaction rates of the medical profession, he decided that a Chiropractic career was right for him. He was one of the first D.C.’s in the state of Ohio to complete a recognized internship in Chiropractic under the direction of Dr. James R. Morgenstern. Dr. Banks began as an associate chiropractor at Mid States Chiropractic in Willoughby and then opened his own office, Pinnacle Chiropractic Health, and Wellness Center, in October 2003. The office has recently expanded to be a multidisciplinary center that focuses on recovery by adding physical therapy, cryotherapy, an infrared sauna, hyperbaric, laser, shockwave, regenerative medicine, and more. He has a satellite office in Dean Caputo’s Powerhouse Gym in Streetsboro and another new satellite location coming soon. He has helped to consult five other chiropractic offices, including two in Chicago. He is currently a member of the American Chiropractic Association, and a District Director for the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. He is an active supporter of numerous charities benefiting pet welfare, Autism, and victims of human trafficking.
At Kent State, Dr. Banks was a member of the wrestling team, and while at Palmer, he played Men’s Division I rugby. He is a former state powerlifting champion and currently an NPC competitive bodybuilder. He understands the needs of athletes, whether recreational or professional, because of his own personal experience. Dr. Banks has given on-field support to several rugby teams, and off-field support to hundreds of athletes including seven-time Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, the Cleveland Gladiators arena football team, Kent State athletic teams, and local wrestling programs.
Several highlights of Dr. Banks’ career have been outside of his office, providing care at local and national sporting events. He has treated several professional wrestlers from two major televised brands and a handful of mixed martial arts fighters. He has traveled to Hungary to assist in providing free chiropractic care to not only people in desperate need of any form of health care but also the Hungarian Olympic athletes that were training for various sports. In March of each year, Dr. Banks heads to Columbus for the Arnold Classic and the International Chiropractic Association’s Symposium on Natural Fitness, which is headlined by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the fitness expo, he has been a staff doctor, helping to provide trauma care for over 17,000 athletes.
Dr. Banks was the formulator for KinetiCream, a topical anti-inflammatory pain reliever sold worldwide and endorsed by numerous pro athletes and celebrities.
Dr. Banks has a son, Alex, who is in his second year of the Navy ROTC program at Ohio State, and a daughter, Taylor, who is a junior in high school. They reside in Kent, along with their “mutt”, Kodiak, and seven (yes seven) cats.
Craig Banks, DC, CCSP® Pinnacle Chiropractic