Sonny Banks and co-host Joe Dougherty are joined by guest guest Chiropractor Dr. Lenny Roberts of Summit Spine and Wellness
The Sonny Banks show is sponsored by Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus.
Dr. Lenny Roberts is born and raised in Roxborough. He graduated from Germantown Academy in 1992. His interest in helping others was shaped by an athletic career that included 6 knee surgeries. Dr. Lenny missed his entire senior season of high school football after undergoing 3 surgeries to his left knee.
In 1993, he played offensive line on the Rowan football team (runner-up in the Division III National Championship), and on the last day of football camp, suffered a knee injury to his right knee. Unfortunately, after surgery on the right knee, he developed a staph infection where he could have lost his leg! 2 additional surgeries, 6 weeks in a wheelchair, and 3 months on IV antibiotics to clear the infection left him with a total of 3 procedures on each leg at 19 years old. Dr. Lenny was sidelined from football for good!
After he was unable to continue playing, he stopped working out, felt sorry for himself and partied a lot. He gained a lot of weight and tipped the scales at over 340 lbs!
Fortunately, he made some substantial lifestyle changes, became passionate about working out, competed in amateur boxing competitions, and ran the San Diego marathon in 2006.
- Dr. Roberts earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA in 2001.
- Dr. Roberts founded Summit Spine and Wellness with the mission to “Empower Families Towards their Full Expression of Life” and that mission remains true 20 years later! Dr. Roberts has helped thousands of people in the community live a more active, pain-free life!
- He has served as a Team Chiropractor for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2009-2015 and has been the Team Chiropractor for Temple Football from 2015-present.
While working with elite athletes is a life-long passion, Dr. Roberts loves working with people of all sizes, shapes, and backgrounds to get back in the game of life!!
At Summit Spine and Wellness in Philadelphia, we know firsthand the pain of injury, the dangers of surgery, and the difficulty of rehabilitation. That’s why, since 2001, we’ve offered drug-free, non-surgical solutions to more than 10,000 patients (and counting!) Let us help you get back to the life you love.
Stop watching life from the sidelines…get back in the game! At Summit Spine and Wellness, we know you want to enjoy a full and active life with family and friends. That means you don’t have time to be sidelined by physical limitations or discomfort. Unfortunately accidents and injuries happen. And when you’re immobilized and the pain is chronic, it’s easy to feel hopeless, like you’re missing out on life. But it doesn’t have the stay that way.
At Summit Spine & Wellness, we’ll give you a plan to get back on track, and back to the life you know you want to live.
Pain Relief: If you’re suffering from an accident, a sports or work-related injury — even poor computer posture — we can treat restrictions and imbalances in your spine and help you find sweet relief. We want to you feel great.
Healing: That tingling in your arms and/or legs may indicate a bulging or herniated disc. With spinal decompression, we can alleviate pressure on your discs and nerves, giving them an opportunity to heal.
Halmon L. “Sonny” Banks, III, Esq., is the founder of Banks Law. Mr. Banks has practiced exclusively in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation since 1985, and is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist as certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of the Federal Bar. Mr. Banks is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also on the Program Planning Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He assists in putting together and presenting programs for the Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meetings. These seminars are attended by attorneys throughout the state of Pennsylvania who practice in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation. In 2008, Mr. Banks was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section’s Martha J. Hampton Award. That award is presented to the workers’ compensation attorney or judge who best exemplifies a commitment to the profession while maintaining a unique and close relationship with members of the bar and bench, as well as exemplary compassion, dedication and professionalism. Mr. Banks was recently named the Best Lawyers 2014 Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimant’s “Lawyer of the Year.” He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
He remains active in both the State and Local Bar Associations in their Workers’ Compensation Sections. Mr. Banks regularly attends continuing legal education seminars on workers’ compensation. He continues to practice on a regular basis before Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judges and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.
Mr. Banks resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Kim, and his three boys, Jake, Griffin, and Mason.