Andrew Ragon DC, is a licensed Chiropractor serving Summit and Stark Counties since 2005. Dr. Ragon was born and raised in Northeast Ohio having graduated from Canton Central Catholic. He then travelled to the great Ohio State University to study Human Nutrition. He then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to earn his doctorate in chiropractic. While completing his doctorate, Dr. Ragon specialized in Applied Kinesiology (AK), Crainopathy, Acupressure, Maternity and Pediatrics and Nutrition.
Dr. Ragon uses a 'whole person approach'. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Dr. Ragon's doctorate is coupled with a degree in Human Nutrition and advanced study in natural and applied kinesiology techniques. Using this unique approach, Dr. Ragon is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Amanda BaumDC, CACCP
Amanda Baum DC, began her collegiate journey at Kent State University, majoring in Exercise Physiology. She then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida to earn her doctorate. While completing her doctorate, Dr. Baum specialized in Pediatrics, Neurology, Women's Health Issues and Applied Kinesiology (AK).
Upon graduation in 2010 with her doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician, she has joined Ragon Chiropractic and she is happy to be back in the Green area. Generations of her family are from Green and it has always felt like home. She has seen Green grow over the years and yet it has always had a close community feel where you still know your neighbors.
Dr. Baum has a passion to teach patients the importance of functional movement and to strive for optimal health. For patients that have been in chronic pain, on pain medicine, unable to perform or enjoy everyday activities, chiropractic care can be a miracle for them. It doesn't have to be a major life changing miracle, but being pain free or being able to play with your children and not hurting could mean the world to someone that couldn't do it before. Pain is depressing and getting out of it will uplift your whole body, mind, and spirit.
Rachelle Gunselman, DC, joined Ragon Chiropractic upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is originally from Wadsworth, and happy to be back in the area and close to her family. Upon graduation from Wadsworth High School she pursued a nursing degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
It was Dr. Gunselman's background in nursing which drove her to pursue an alternative approach to standard healthcare. From a young age she was exposed to chiropractic and alternative practices. Early in nursing school, she realized there are other options that allow the body to achieve optimal health naturally. Upon graduation, Dr. Gunselman went straight to chiropractic school. This is where she focused her studies in applied kinesiology (AK), pediatrics, women's health and nutrition.
'Patient first' is the approach to care that Dr. Gunselman uses. Her main priority is to help patients achieve optimum health. It is evident in her care that she loves teaching patients about improving their lifestyles through the help of chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition. She not only recommends a healthy lifestyle for her patients, but strives to practice what she preaches.
Benjamin Knoderer [Know-der-er], DC, is a third generation chiropractor. He is formally from Troy, Ohio where his father currently practices. Dr. Knoderer first majored in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University. After finishing his degree, his interest in chiropractic and alternative approaches to traditional health care lead him to continue his studies at Life University in Marietta, Georgia where he received his doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician. Dr. Knoderer studied applied kinesiology, full spine and activator extremity adjusting, along with several other techniques in order to better treat a wide array of patients. Upon graduation, Dr. Knoderer traveled back to Ohio to join Ragon Chiropractic Health Center.
Growing up with chiropractic care, Dr. Knoderer knows that each individual is unique. He promotes whole body wellness and an active lifestyle. Dr. Knoderer strives to provide care to the highest standard for the patients' needs and goals. All patients and families will benefit from having a well-balanced nervous system which will lead to a body that is better equipped to deal with the stresses encountered both physically and mentally in everyday life.
Vincent Monheim DC, joined Ragon Chiropractic upon graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Monheim and his wife, Jill Monheim, are originally from Orrville, Ohio and after graduating from Orrville High School he received a Bachelors degree in the Science of Nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
While receiving his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic Dr. Monheim received certifications in Applied Kinesiology, Active Muscle Release: Spine, and Flexion-Distraction techniques. Dr. Monheim’s goal is to get the patient feeling better as fast as possible while educating his patients on the preventative benefits of regular chiropractic care. Dr. Monheim wants to help patients reach their optimal level of function. Whether that is being pain free, reaching maximum athletic performance, or optimizing performance in your career. Dr. Monheim uses the chiropractic tools and techniques he has learned, nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and ultimately the amazing healing power of the human body to reach maximum health for patients of all ages. My goal as a chiropractor is to get the patient feeling better as fast as possible with whatever means necessary while empowering the patient to take control of their own health.
Elise Grasse, DC, started her education at The University of Akron, obtaining her BS in Biochemistry. She then went on to New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY to earn her doctorate. During her time at NYCC, Dr. Grasse specialized in Applied Kinesiology, Women’s Health, Pediatric Care, and ConnecTX (an instrument assisted soft tissue technique).
It was Dr. Grasse’s background in ballet and on-going injuries that inspired her to pursue a career in chiropractic. Dr. Grasse was first introduced to chiropractic when her father, an LMT, began working for a chiropractic office while Dr. Grasse was a teenager. Dr. Grasse experienced on-going injuries while dancing with the Canton Ballet in the Stark County region. It was through chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology techniques that lifelong food allergies were diagnosed. Dr. Grasse’s quality of life improved significantly. Dr. Grasse thought that if one chiropractor could positively influence her life and health to this degree, imagine what she could do for several others if she also joined the field.
Dr. Grasse uses her background to evaluate patients based on nutrition, biomechanical movement patterns, and lifestyle choices to provide individualized, patient-centered care. Dr. Grasse strives to continue learning about various chiropractic techniques to ensure patients are feeling their best and performing at their highest level. She hopes to work with you in all stages of life to provide the highest quality of life.
Stephanie Snoeberger D.C. began her collegiate career at Wright State University majoring in Biology with Applied Physiology. She then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to earn her doctorate. While completing her doctorate, Dr. Snoeberger studied applied kinesiology a wide array of techniques that specialize in pediatrics and maternity adjusting.
Dr. Snoeberger has been adjusted since childhood and understands the importance of early chiropractic care. She believes that the body can best develop, grow, and heal at its best when the nervous system is functioning at its highest potential. Dr. Snoeberger has always had a passion for healing and is very excited to have joined the Ragon Chiropractic team!
Dr. Snoeberge has many other passions in life as well. She has played rugby for 10 years now. She also loves to sing and play her ukulele or her guitar. She was also a girl scout for 15 years and you could very easily find her outside hiking, kayaking, or camping!
Dr. Julie Emmert has transformed from a
patient to a chiropractic physician. She has been familiar with the Ragon Chiropractic team since she was in middle school. After suffering years with childhood migraines, nutrition and chiropractic adjustments were the simplest of solutions that completely resolved her pain. The results of her treatment inspired her to study chiropractic.
Her education began at Bowling Green State University where she majored in Biology. Upon graduation, she went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.
Dr. Emmert became certified in Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Activator protocol as well. She has studied Neuro-Emotional Technique, Quantum Neurology and sports related injuries. Dr. Emmert is eager to be back near her hometown of Massillon, Ohio and treat patients with her mentors, Drs. Ragon and Baum at Ragon Chiropractic!
Skyler Zawko finished her bachelor’s degree and earned her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While completing her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she also studied Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique and Activator Technique. Dr. Zawko is excited to serve the community of Northeast Ohio!
From a young age Dr. Zawko knew she wanted to serve in the healthcare field but it wasn’t until she attended a speaking event outlining chiropractic philosophy that she began to develop a passion for the profession. Although she was not immersed in chiropractic from a young age, she has dedicated countless hours to developing the skills necessary to pair with her immense passion for chiropractic. Dr. Zawko is dedicated to continual growth as a practitioner and is thrilled to join the team at Ragon Chiropractic Health Center. She will treat at our Green Clinic with early morning and evening availability. She will mentor with Drs. Ragon and Baum.
Outside the office Dr. Zawko enjoys hiking, kayaking, playing rugby and many other sports, and staying active with her wife, Dr. Stephanie Snoeberger and Dachshund/Labrador mix, Harlee. She also enjoys painting and reading
Dr. Tim Hiner is a new associate to Ragon Chiropractic in Hudson and Green, Ohio but he is not new to the area or our practice. Dr. Hiner grew up with chiropractic. His parents took him to the chiropractor when he was a child.
Dr. Hiner graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1996. He started practicing in Canton, Ohio in 1997. At different times he has volunteered as the team doctor for the Canton Rugby club, the Green Bulldogs and the Kenmore Cardinals. He continued to work in a solo practice in Akron until he took some time to help take care of his parents. Dr. Hiner has practiced at Ragon Chiropractic previously to help our patients while a doctor was on maternity leave.
Married to Jessica they have 3 almost fully grown children. He enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, hiking, biking, football, baseball and golf. He is active in church and has enjoyed coaching his kids’ teams. He loves God, his family, chiropractic, cooking and RV-ing. Dr. Hiner is excited to continue learning and growing in Chiropractic as he works closely with Dr. Ragon and the other doctors at Ragon Chiropractic.