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Testimonials

"Dr. Ratkowski has been treating me for years for low back pain and neck pain. The treatments have allowed me to be much more comfortable and to live an active life."

- S. L.


"When I first started going to Advanced Chiropractic, I couldn't move my head from side to side. After a short time, my mobility was back. In fact, I felt so much better, I mistakenly thought I didn't need my monthly maintenance appointments. I quickly realized, the impact those were having when my pain returned. I have been a loyal patient for over 10 years now with optimal results."

-  M. F.


"Dr. Ratkowski has prevented me from having back surgery that was suggested several years ago. I severely injured my back and upper neck when I was in high school and have had issues ever since. I've been to many surgeons and pain specialists but the pain I was experiencing always seemed to return. I was skeptical about seeing a Chiropractor because I was under the belief that they wouldn't be able to help and the stories I've heard from others who have gone weren't encouraging either. It was suggested that I see her so I made a consultation appointment just to see if she could help. I'm glad I saw her. Since going to her my pain has subsided dramatically--most days I don't experience any pain. Before any one considers having back surgery, I would highly suggest that you see Dr. Ratkowski and get a consultation before you do. I can't express how much better my quality of life is because of her. My injury will always be there but thanks to her I no longer need surgery."

- A. H.


"Very excellent experience here. Dr. Ratkowski adjusts me and I can live my life a little more active and pain free."

- M. M.


"I've been seeing Dr Ratkowski for quite a while now I have neck and shoulder pain from my employment and her technique is excellent for my pain always feel better after being treated the office and staff are fantastic as well."

-  L. F.


"I travel all over the United States and have gone to numerous Chiropractors and have NEVER found one to be so thorough and know exactly what the problem is! This lady knows what she is doing and does a great job."

-  C. L.


"After I was diagnosed with rotator cuff damage by Dr Ratkowski in one shoulder I also developed symptoms in the other. She gave me exercises to help the problem along with adjustment to the shoulder joints.  After some patience and persistence on my part and Dr Ratkowski the damage is less now and I have motion and function back in both shoulders.  I was unable to lift or place my arms upward or backward to hook my bra.  So Dr Ratkowski and my adjustments have proved successful.  I’m extremely happy with the results."

- M. G.


"I woke up on my 41st birthday with a stiff and sore back.  I tried my best to manage, but by 8am my back was in spasm and very painful.  My wife had to come to my car and help me.  She found Dr Ratkowski and called to make an appointment.  Dr “R” got me in that morning, but when I arrived and Dr Ratkowski tried to examine me I was in so much pain she recommended that I go to Urgent Care and come back the next day after getting some pain medicine and muscle relaxers. I went and they did give me the drugs she said I would get.  I returned to her office the next day and have been treated for my condition.  Dr Ratkowski told me what was in my best interest and I appreciate that honesty."

- J. T.


"Dr. Ratkowski keeps me in line. I go monthly, which isn't always enough since I often take long car rides, fall asleep on the couch (which is not great for the neck), and pull around and lift heavy stuff at work or at home."

- A. B.


"I am a new patient of Dr. Ratkowski and in the short time she has been treating me my hip and back pain has been greatly improved, even though I have seen other Chiropractors for years. She seems to have an uncanny ability to zero in where I have a problem and fix it. I especially like her whole body approach to health plus she is easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor."

- D. A.


"As a young person, I surprisingly struggled with hip and neck pain throughout my late teens and early twenties. Dr. Ratkowski paid close attention to my pain and carefully evaluated me. This was the most comprehensive examination I've had and I've been to 4 different practitioners before finding Dr. Ratkowski. She set up a plan to gradually heal me and I am amazed. After years of pain and discomfort, I finally feel like I should feel. I drive long hours for work which used to bother my hip so badly, and now I barely have any problems. Highly recommended!"

-  S. T.


"I have been very satisfied with Dr. Ratkowski's services and knowledge. She finds the root of the problem, as well as treating the symptoms."

-  S. K.


"I have suffered from low back pain and headaches for years. Nothing seemed to help until Dr. Ratkowski. Highly recommended. There have been times when I was under the weather (cold/flu) called the office, they would get me in as soon as possible. When she was done with my treatment the difference was like night and day. Can't thank her enough."

-  R. B.


"My family has been blessed like crazy to be one of the MANY recipients of Dr. Ratkowski's gift. Highly recommend her!"

-  M. B.


"My daughter was an avid eater from the very beginning. It became obvious fairly quickly, however, that she was having difficulty nursing from one side. She would fuss and squirm and sometimes even cry. She also had a very hard time turning her head to the left. I talked to her pediatrician about the trouble she was having at a “well visit” and she thought everything looked great and gave me some exercises to try at home. I tried the exercises, but they didn’t seem to be helping. (At least fast enough for this Mom.) At that point, I decided to take her with me to an appointment I had scheduled with Dr. Ratkowski (for myself) and have her examined. I believe she was between 2 and 3 months old at the time of that first adjustment and she did very well. Dr. Ratkowski knew exactly what her tiny neck needed! I noticed immediate results. She was nursing with ease and turning her head both ways. She didn’t have any problems with her neck from that day on. Our family is certainly blessed to have Dr. Ratkowski!"

- M. B.


"I felt a difference the very first day after starting the program. My ankle swelling was gone! Energy and motivation are back. My whole system feels better and in sync. Another benefit; my skin is less dry and my fingernails are stronger. I even lost a few pounds. Great additional benefits by participating in this program."

- C. G.


"I had surgery on my back when I was 12 years old. I have a large scar down the middle of my back and on my hip. I have not had feeling on the scar or near my scar since my surgery.

One day, my husband was rubbing wheat germ oil on my scars when I noticed I felt him touching my back. After 3 weeks of treating my scars, I actually have feeling back. It’s amazing after 13 years, I finally have feeling in my back and hip."

- M. L.


"I started seeing Dr. Ratkowski for a sore neck and upper shoulder pain that was going on for months but only better with rest. I had only one other chiropractor back in early 1990 that was as good as Dr. Ratkowski but that was in Florida. Back went out at that time. I work in construction as a commercial carpenter and my job is physically demanding. I see Dr. Ratkowski at least once a month.

I was struck with a 9 lb. wrench in Sept. 2006 on a one day job in a coal burning power plant. In the boiler the wrench fell 45’ on my hard hat towards the end of shift. I didn’t go to the hospital, I wasn’t bleeding. I finished working my 12 hours. That afternoon I woke up, neck was totally stiff and painful. I called Dr. Ratkowski that afternoon and got in immediately. I told her she had three weeks to get me back in shape because I was getting deployed overseas and was not going to be missing it. She began treatment and I saw her 3 times a week for three weeks. I was able to move my neck all over.

I still see Dr. Ratkowski every month for an adjustment on the body and I am a fit person. I eat right, do a little yoga, run/walk in the summer to stay flexible as I can because it does make a difference. In the cold weather I normally see Dr. Ratkowski twice a month for pain management and flexibility. When you find a great chiropractor you will be in to see them. Not all chiropractors in the area will get down to your problem and get you back on your feet and smile again."

- R.L.


"Before I came to your office to be treated for this problem of heel pain, I had been to a Podiatrist numerous times to be treated. I received everything from orthotics to cortisone shots to wearing a night splint. I still had heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.

After 2 weeks of chiropractic treatment there has been noticeable improvements. There is still a little pain, but definitely on the road to recovery."

- M.F.


"After I was diagnosed with rotator cuff damage by Dr. Ratkowski in one shoulder I also developed symptoms in the other. She gave me exercises to help the problem along with adjustment to the shoulder joints. After some patience and persistence on my part and Dr. Ratkowski the damage is less now and I have motion and function back in both shoulders. I was unable to lift or place my arms upward or backward to hook my bra. So Dr. Ratkowski and my adjustments have proved successful. I’m extremely happy with the results."

- M. G.


"I woke up on my 41st birthday with a stiff and sore back. I tried my best to manage, but by 8am my back was in spasm and very painful. My wife had to come to my car and help me. She found Dr. Ratkowski and called to make an appointment. Dr. “R” got me in that morning, but when I arrived and Dr. Ratkowski tried to examine me I was in so much pain she recommended that I go to Urgent Care and come back the next day after getting some pain medicine and muscle relaxers. I went and they did give me the drugs she said I would get. I returned to her office the next day and have been treated for my condition. Dr .Ratkowski told me what was in my best interest and I appreciate that honesty."

- J. T.


"After six weeks of continuous and at times severe headaches I was diagnosed with Arnold-Chairi malformation. After my first visit with Dr. Ratkowski I had some improvement. I continued to see her and followed her 90 day plan. At the end of the 90 days I was amazed at my improvement – I was 90% better than day one. My headaches are few and far between and my neck feels much better. I will continue to see Dr. Ratkowski – I not only highly recommend her, I encourage everyone to see her. She will put you on the path to better health.

Thank you Dr. Ratkowski!"

- S. L.


"I cannot express how grateful I am that Dr. Ratkowski said after she measured me and realized I had lost additional inches and her knowledge that my spine “was out of line” that I absolutely had to get new X-rays of my spine or she could not continue to treat me. When she viewed the X-rays she said that I had to see a neurosurgeon. . . . . . .You kept me out of pain for 15+ years but it was time for me to have cervical spine surgery-which I did. The surgery was successful but I know that I will be back in her office for “adjustments” during the next years also.

I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE HER AS “MY” CHIROPRACTOR!"

- B. W.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

"I believe the body was designed to be healthy because of its innate wisdom and ability to heal itself."
Cynthia Ratkowski, D.C.

Chiropractic Toledo OH Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic Center

Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic Center
3454 Oak Alley Court
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 535-9600

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“After getting a neck adjustment it helps my migraines and my sinuses clear up too. I see where chiropractic care helps more than just my spine, but my whole wellness.”

- Peg S.

“I had to heal from a fracture for 6 weeks after a fall. I couldn't wait to get to Dr Ratkowski to get treated again. I said it was like' being home again' when I came off the table.”

- Nancy B.

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3454 Oak Alley Court

Toledo, OH 43606