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Get to Know Us

Dr. James Eckert, D.C.

Doctor James Eckert was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and attended the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He is a U.S. Navy veteran serving as a Medical Corpsman during the Vietnam Era. 

Dr. Eckert graduated from Life Chiropractic College-West in Hayward, CA in 1983. His Chiropractic career has taken him to practice in Edinburgh, Scotland; San Antonio TX; Farmington Hills, MI; Norwich, CT; and Rocky Hill, CT where he has practiced for the past 8 years. 

Dr. Eckert has received designations from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, American Board of Disability Analysis and National Association of Integrative Medicine. He has advanced certifications in the fields of motor vehicle accident injuries and accident reconstruction. He holds professional membership in the Christian Chiropractors Association, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, and American Association of Spine Physicians. His wife Sherrie is the office manager and is a certified Health Coach. They have nine grandchildren, a dog named Jazzy and attend Galilean Baptist Church in Stafford, CT.

Sherrie Eckert, C.H.C.

Sherrie Eckert is originally from Chester, PA and moved to New England in the early 1980s. She graduated in 1976 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and studied Business Administration. Sherrie has worked in the business field of insurance and banking most of her working career. In 2015, she made a change in her career by joining Eckert Chiropractic as a Chiropractic Assistant and Office Manager. 

Bob Rago, L.M.T.

Bob Rago graduated from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2006 and is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. Bob is employed at Eckert Chiropractic as a full-time massage therapist and chiropractic assistant. His techniques range from Swedish massage which stimulates relaxation with lighter pressure on the superficial muscles, to deep tissue, which focuses on trigger point release in the deeper postural muscles.

Joanna Szarwacki, C.A.

Joanna Szarwacki is an insurance specialist and has 8 years’ experience in Chiropractic medical billing and coding, as well as 19 years’ experience in customer service. She enjoys reading, hiking and playing tennis. Her second language is Polish.