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Meet Dr. James Ruckel

I’ve Witnessed Chiropractic Miracles

I didn’t experience a miracle myself, but I’ve seen them…

Dr. James Ruckel, Fort Wayne Chiropractor

Dr. James Ruckel, Fort Wayne Chiropractor

We all go through it….”What do I want to be when I grow up?” For me, it was about making a difference in people’s lives. How better to do that than help them get their health back. Chiropractic was a way of life for me as I grew up and I knew others could get great results from it, too!

Chiropractic Education

After receiving my bachelors degree from Purdue University, I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic…the Fountainhead of chiropractic which is where chiropractic all started over 110 years ago. As most of us do, I started school with one set of ideas and graduated a much more humble person knowing I now had a real gift to share with my patients. Palmer taught me about chiropractic’s simple philosophy of restoring the body’s nerve supply and letting the body do what it does best…heal itself.

After 13 years of practice, I do know one thing. You never know what the day has in store for you. I bring every new patient into my office with a clean slate and between the two of us, we talk and consult about what that patient would like to achieve by being my patient. After a thorough examination, computerized scan of their nervous systems and X-rays (only taken if necessary), I have the information I need to treat my patients and help them get out of pain and restore their health. Quickly!

The Ruckel family


My wife and I are both natives of Fort Wayne. We grew up near each other and even vacationed at the same lake for 20 years. But we never met until an out of town relative introduced us over the 4th of July. How is that for fate! We’ve been married since 2004 and have a beautiful daughter, Olivia. Family time is important in our house and we love talking bike rides, or walking Daisy the dog at the park. Traveling to the lake and beyond is a big priority for us and we have been blessed with some wonderful travel opportunities. And, when my wife needs some alone time, she sends me off to my woodworking shop in the basement where I can get lost for hours working on my projects.

Health Habits

I believe moderation and balance are very important to maintain your health. I get adjusted regularly as I have been doing since I was a kid. Although I have a sweet tooth like many of you, I always offset it with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables (fresh and organic is best!), whole grains and meats. I fill in the blanks with some excellent whole food vitamin supplements from Standard Process.

Olivia, my 5 year old daughter, is the apple of my eye. Early on, my wife and I decided not to immunize our child due to the many unreported complications due to the incredible number of shots that kids get before they are even 2 years old. By using common sense, chiropractic (yep, it works for kids too!), a great diet and almost 18 months of breast feeding, we now have one of the healthiest kids on the block. Do we as a family ever use medical doctors? Yes…but rarely, as our current regiment of healthcare works so well.

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call or shoot me an email so we can help you take your first step towards better health.

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