“Chiropractic is a philosophy, science, and art of things natural; asystem of adjusting the segments of the spinal column by hand only for the correction of the cause of dis-ease. “
- R.W. Stephenson
WELCOME TO Charleston Chiropractic Studio!
Dr. Leo is originally from a small town in the Chicagoland area called Channahon, Illinois. When he was a young man competing in wrestling, Dr. Leo had told his parents that he was having some minor back pain. Little did he know at the time, Dr. Leo was about to have his life changed for the better. His parents took him to see Dr. Patrick Minor, owner and chiropractor at Minor Chiropractic Health Center in Channahon, Illinois. Dr. Minor took amazing care of Leo and his family, and chiropractic care allowed him to continue to wrestle and compete at an elite level. Dr. Leo continued to receive care from Dr. Minor for the next decade. Regular wellness and maintenance care was very important to ensure that he was always performing and functioning at his best. As time moved by, Leo transitioned himself from being a patient of Dr. Minors to becoming an employee and an assistant to him. Dr. Leo thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Minor Chiropractic team and this experience inspired him to become the chiropractor that he is today. Dr. Leo attended and graduated from the Fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa on October 19th, 2018.
Dr. Leo J. Ruettiger, DC, BS
Dr. Kasandra Ruettiger, DC, BS
Mission: Our mission is to analyze and adjust as many individuals as possible to promote optimal health and well-being for the city of Charleston.
Our vision here at Charleston Chiropractic Studio is to create an infinite culture of individuals and families that honor and value their overall health and quality of life. We teach our patients that true health begins on the inside. The human body has an incredible inborn intelligence and is intentionally designed for self healing. Our goal is to encourage our patients to be committed to their health and to live by these principles. Through specific chiropractic care, Dr. Leo and Dr. Kasandra are dedicated to improving the health of the Charleston community, one adjustment at a time!
How did we choose the name?
We chose to name our practice a “studio” because we as chiropractors are focusing on the art of chiropractic. In order to properly explain what the art of chiropractic is, we need to explain the true definition and principles of chiropractic.
Dr. Kasandra is originally from a small town in northern Ontario, Canada. She comes from a very loving family and has one older sister. She was studying Biomedical Science at Laurentian University when she discovered the healing power of Chiropractic. She then immediately applied to Chiropractic school and received her Bachelor of Science. Dr. Kasandra received early acceptance to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. Although it was a long ways from home, she was ready to begin her journey of becoming a Chiropractor. In her last year of Chiropractic school, Dr. Kasandra met her soonto- be-husband Dr. Leo at a Chiropractor seminar. Dr. Kasandra received the Virgil Strang Award upon graduation, which recognized a single student for their contribution of the Philosophy of Chiropractic. She also had the privilege to serve on a Chiropractic Mission trip in Haiti and Dominican Republic where she finetuned her adjusting technique. Upon graduating with Cum Laud Honors in September 2015, Dr. Kasandra moved to Des Moines to be closer to Dr. Leo while he was finishing his doctorate program 2 hours away. She there practiced under her maiden name, Dr. Kasandra Miles for 3 years at ADIO Chiropractic. She served the community well, engaging in several volunteer activities and running her business-networking group (BNI). Dr. Kasandra and Dr. Leo got married in July of 2018 and couldn’t wait to move to Charleston to open their dream practice together! They absolutely love the south and are thrilled to practice in Charleston.
The husband and wife team both grew up in the north. They always had dreams of moving south and raising a family on the coast. Dr. Leo had visited Charleston several times and just loved the area. He easily convinced Dr. Kasandra to visit the city with him in 2017 and she quickly fell in love with it as well. It was then that they decided they would move to Charleston once Dr. Leo graduated – and they did! It was only 1 week after Dr. Leo’s graduation that they packed up a UHaul and 3 vehicles and began the 20 hour drive to Charleston. The doctors reside in the West Ashley suburb and are very excited to begin their new life here! They enjoy spending time together exploring the area and all of the amazing restaurants the area has to offer. Their favorite hobby is golf and they are very excited to enjoy some spare time on the premier golf courses in South Carolina. They also enjoy fishing, walks on the beach, watching the Cubs, and spending the night in with their adorable puppy, Tucker!
Remote Administrative Assistant
Liberty is originally from Mentor, Ohio. She grew up in a loving home and often had the opportunity to shadow her father while he worked in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. Little did they know that this would shape her fascination with the structure and function of the human body well into adulthood. After earning her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Cleveland State University, she continued on to earn a Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In 2006, she accepted a position specializing in vascular ultrasound. She became invested in the holistic approach to wellness in 2016 and is excited to help others do the same. She came to Dr. Leo and Dr. Kasandra as a patient in late 2019 and loved their mission of helping people live well so much, she decided to become part of the team! She lives with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs.
Hannah is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but just moved here from Bethel, Connecticut. She enjoys anything outdoors and loves spending time cooking and trying new recipes! Hannah is new to the world of chiropractic but she’s proving to be a quick learner. She has always been interested in holistic/chiropractic care and is excited to learn more, as well as pass along her knowledge to the community! Hannah is looking forward to working on her personal journey and can’t wait to help others on theirs!
Savannah is originally from Lancaster, SC, but moved to Charleston in January of 2021 to attend Trident Technical College. She is currently studying business & marketing with the hopes to eventually own her own business. Growing up, she always had a passion and soft heart for animals. This eventually led her to become a professional dog groomer. Throughout this labored career her body was not able to handle the demanding stress, and this is ultimately how she discovered Chiropractic Care. Savannah experienced first-hand the healing power of Chiropractic as she was a patient at the studio for almost a year before she joined the team. Needless to say, she is very excited to expand her knowledge on Chiropractic Care and the healing power of the human body and help lead patients to the same path that changed her life!