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Meet the WellnessPlus Team


With over 25 years in practice in West Ashley, WellnessPlus is the premier Charleston chiropractic care center, and we have treated thousands of patients. Our clients walk through the door with chronic pain and receive customized chiropractic treatment that gives them healthy, pain-free lives.

The mission of WellnessPlus is to help patients reach their ultimate potential by improving health through natural healthcare. We change lives by reducing and eliminating headaches, neck pain, and back pain in people who thought their discomfort was normal and untreatable.

We are forever grateful to our patients for allowing us to take care of them. None of this healing would be possible without the dedication and commitment of each member of our team. Please take a moment to get to know us.

The Charleston Chiropractors Who Heal

Dr. Valerie Fantino, DC, owner

Dr. Fantino’s passion for helping people led her to the field of chiropractic. She did her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh before earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1981.

Dr. Fantino practiced briefly in Missouri and Washington State before opening her practice in the West Ashley area of Charleston in 1986.  Since that time she has helped young and old alike get rid of pain and lead healthier and more active lives.

Dr. Fantino is a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison


The Charleston Massage Therapists with Magic Fingers

Dondre McNeely

Joining the amazing WellnessPlus team in 2014 has been a wonderful experience. I have been able to share my expertise of massage therapy and able to help heal others by basic sense of touch with a holistic or whole body system approach.

I am a native of Charleston, SC and enjoy weight-lifting, cardio workouts, and Chinese Shoalin Kung Fu to help keep my mind and body healthy.


Emily Key

Emily graduated from the South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute, where she studied a variety of therapeutic massage methods, including deep tissue, neuromuscular, sports and pregnancy massage. Emily is passionate about using massage to help people achieve their long term health goals. When she’s not busy at WellnessPlus she is active with Campus Ministries at CSU, mentoring young adults. She loves spending time with her family, basketball, running and music.


Angela Nida

Angela is a native of Charleston who has been a massage therapist for over 10 years. Together she will work with you to identify and relieve your problem areas. She is committed to providing techniques that positively affect the health and well being of her patients.

When she is not busy at WellnessPlus, she enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters.

Ellen Mathison, LMT

Lucy Bolton, LMT

The Amazing Office Staff

Shana McGee, Insurance Specialist

Shana has been in the medical billing and collections fields for 15 years and expertly handles all our patients’ insurance needs; plus assists with patient therapies.  Shana is passionate about her role at WellnessPlus as she sees daily how the therapies can completely change patients’ lives.

“I grew up with my parents faithfully going to a chiropractor and saw the difference it made in their lives. I myself suffer from migraines and have seen how chiropractic care helps.”

Terri Ellis, Chiropractic Asst & Scheduling Director

Terri does a bit of everything in the office, from making appointments to helping patients with therapy. She’s the first face you see when you arrive and the last face you see when you leave!

“I am a Charleston native and have just returned after 23 years living in Virginia Beach. I am married, have four children, including one son in the army, and love my pets. In my free time, I enjoy spending time at Edisto beach and the farmers markets.”

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Why Choose WellnessPlus of Charleston?

With scores of wellness professionals and chiropractors in Charleston, why choose us to be your chiropractic care provider?


Whether you have chronic back pain or a short-term health challenge, you’ll find respect, compassion, and empathy here.

We’ll work as a team to correctly diagnose your problem and relieve your pain with a full range of the most cutting-edge chiropractic treatments available. Dr. Fantino takes a gentle approach to chiropractic care, and you’ll have three certified, expert massage therapists available to relax and soothe your muscles.

You won’t be sent home with medications to merely cover up your pain—your treatment will focus on the cause, not the symptoms. From the moment you enter our office, you’ll know your concerns will be addressed and your questions will be answered.

We offer same-day appointments and don’t require you to sign up for an expensive long-term treatment plan.

At WellnessPlus, you’ll receive the gifts of good health and a calming, healing oasis you can come to any time you have a health concern.

To find out how we can help you, call us today at (843) 571-1020.

WellnessPlus Charleston
1001 Physicians Drive
Charleston, SC 29414

Phone: (843) 571-1020
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Hours of Operation

Day Morning Afternoon
Mon 9 - 12:30pm 2pm - 6pm
Tue Closed 2pm - 6pm
Wed 9 - 12:30pm 2pm - 6pm
Thu Closed 2pm - 6pm
Fri 9 - 12:30pm 2pm - 6pm
Sat 8 - 12pm Closed

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