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Dr. Leo J. Ruettiger, DC, ACP

Doctor of Chiropractic, Co-Owner

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. Kasandra Ruettiger, DC, BS

Doctor of Chiropractic, Co-Owner

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 soon to- 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 fine-tuned 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.

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE!

A family business in the heart of 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!

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