Dr. Scott Monk is trained as a complementary healthcare doctor. His current practice treats patients of all types with an emphasis on the correction of chronic illnesses (allergies, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, candidiasis etc.). Patients are analyzed and treated with a combination of Functional Bio-Analysis*, Applied Kinesiology*, personalized lifestyle programs, and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Monk spends a great deal of time educating the general public on a variety of health-related topics through this website, YouTube channel, speaking, teaching, and writing. His latest book, is entitled, Balanced.
Dr. Monk received his doctorate in chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. Although interested in health and health related therapies, Dr. Monk did not pursue his degree in chiropractic until near the end of his undergraduate training at the University of Florida. In 1991, after experiencing heart beat irregularities for several months, he was treated by a chiropractor, specializing in Applied Kinesiology (AK). In the span of about ten minutes, through standard AK testing procedures, it was discovered that a deficiency in potassium was present. After taking a supplement for a total of one month, the palpitations stopped completely and never returned.
*Applied Kinesiology (AK) AK is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that analyzes the human body primarily through the neurological responses of muscles. It was originally developed in the early 1960’s and is currently utilized by many types of physicians: medical doctors, chiropractors, dentists, osteopaths, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
*Functional Bio-Analysis (FBA) FBA is a rapid, in-depth whole-person diagnostic approach developed by Dr. Monk. FBA utilizes the muscle testing of Applied Kinesiology, the energetic reflex points of the acupuncture system, and the hierarchy of the nervous system to evaluate and correct functional disruptions of body chemistry.
Dr. Shane Bartels has eleven years of professional experience performing more than 85,000 patient treatments. He believes in a comprehensive, personalized approach to optimize his patients' health and relieve pain and dysfunction. Commonly, Dr. Bartels will utilize one or more of his many techniques to treat the whole patient including: Diversified chiropractic adjustments, ACUGraph technology, assisted acupuncture, Integrative Dry Needling, Class IV Cold Laser (LLLT), therapeutic exercises, specialized muscular stretching, massage (vibracusser), Functional Bio-Analysis, and nutritional therapy.
Dr. Bartels believes in taking the time to identify and treat the root cause of your symptoms in order to heal the body instead of simply masking symptoms. He desires to help his patients move away from the current health model of disease care to a health promotion model, preventing pain and disease before they occur. Recognizing and respecting that each patient is a unique individual with specific needs, Dr. Bartels strives to give tailored, individualized care.
Dr. Bartels received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States in Portland, Oregon and a BS in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Dr. Bartels lives with his wife Kelly and their two boys, Kyler and Canon, in Littleton, Colorado.
"Our bodies were meant to do more than merely survive, but to thrive."