BANIC CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE
There is nothing greater in life than waking up to your mission, not your job, every day.
At Banic Chiropractic and Massage Clinic, we are committed to lifelong learning and constant progress for the benefit of our patients and their families. We pledge to provide superior quality and strive to make the environment and services within our practice exceed the expectations of our clientele.
While our initial interest is the elimination of your pain, our fundamental goal is to restore your spinal position to as close to the established normal alignment as possible. Building on this foundation, we support our patient’s health by empowering them, with scientifically-based common sense solutions, to progressively eliminate risk factors and improve fitness and wellness.
The Banic Team
Dr. Tony Banic
Dr. Ante “Tony” Banic grew up in Seward, AK, the first of his family born in the United States. After high school, he moved to Seattle to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seattle University. After graduation, he worked for the Dynacare Laboratory at Swedish Hospital and then moved on to a private lab in Redmond, where he created novel probiotic formulas for preventative health in humans and animals. As he developed a true understanding of the power of preventative health, he knew that becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic would allow him to impact even more lives. He graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic with honors, and his passion for Chiropractic propelled him to further certifications and honors in specialized chiropractic techniques, Pettibon and Clinical BioMechanics of Posture. With two young kids, he doesn’t have a spare moment. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking and skiing with his kids, and spending time with extended family.
Dr. Leslie Banic
Dr. Leslie Banic grew up in Eastern Washington and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University. Strangely, her work brought her first, to Dynacare Laboratory at Swedish Hospital (where she replaced the recently promoted Tony Banic), and then to the private laboratory in Redmond (where she again replaced Tony Banic after he received a promotion). Needless to say, they shared a similar passion for preventative health care and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic together. Dr. Banic graduated with honors, studying Chiropractic specialties based in structural spinal rehabilitation as the ultimate in preventative care and anti-aging for the body. After working together, attending school together, and in 2003 starting and growing their clinic together, Leslie now works from the home while raising their two small children. She loves learning, reading, studying research and taking classes every chance she gets. She also enjoys spending time with her many relatives in the area.
Dr. Jacob Friedman
Dr. Jacob Friedman was born in Arizona and raised in the beautiful northwest. His journey into the field of chiropractor started at an early age when he began having severe migraines. Unable to find help elsewhere his parents took him to a chiropractor. Chiropractic care relieved his migraines without any need for medication. This recovery from something so debilitating showed Dr. Friedman the amazing benefits of chiropractic and propelled his future career path. Growing up, he played football and wrestled and regular chiropractic care helped him maintain his ability to perform at a high level. Dr. Friedman attended Central Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Physiology. He then continued his path to becoming a doctor of chiropractic by attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Friedman provides specific adjustments utilizing the diversified adjusting technique. He also utilizes instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) and rock taping as alternative therapy treatments. He is excited to join the team at Banic Chiropractic and provide excellent patient care to help improve the overall health and well-being of everyone he sees. In Dr. Friedman’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing recreational sports, going hiking, camping, fishing and traveling.
Spinal Rehab Specialist.
Dillon was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent the majority of his life growing up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He graduated from Presentation College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education- Biology, and an Associate of Science degree in Chemistry. He also competed as a collegiate athlete during his time at Presentation College. Throughout his academic and athletic career he developed a passion for preventive medicine. He recently married and is currently in the process of applying to dental school. Even though he is partial to Minnesota sports, he has truly grown to love the local sports teams!
Licensed Massage Therapist.
Gina feels passionate about massage and its therapeutic healing aspects. She offers a truly holistic massage by using a range of techniques. Trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Reflexology, Gina is a graduate from Renton Tech's Massage Therapy program and she is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She lives locally and loves spending time with friends and family.
Clinic Admin Specialist.
Makailah was born in California but raised in the PNW. She started working straight out of High School in customer service and has continued to work her way into management positions at every job she has had. Makailah joined the Banic Chiropractic Family in 2016 and has learned a multitude of new things. Aside from helping patients, she loves to talk to patients about their travel adventures as traveling is a huge passion of hers! While working full time she is also taking classes at Bellevue College. Other passions of Makailah's include drawing, chimpanzees, gaming, and graphic design/editing