Meet the Doctor

Dr. D

                                                                                         Dr. Danielle Fratellone, D.C.

Dr. Danielle Fratellone is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West 2011 which is in the San Francisco Bay area. After graduating Chiropractic school, she owned and operated an award-winning family practice in Pleasanton, CA for over 7 years. Her practice won “Best of” for several years as well as being congressionally recognized for her philanthropic involvement in the community. Dr. Danielle is happily married. She met her husband Steve while playing on a coed softball team in CA and they have been together for over 10 years. They moved to Raleigh last year and are excited to plant long term roots in the triangle area. 

Dr. Danielle is beyond excited to expand Dr’s Childers team at University Chiropractic and be an active member of the Durham community. Dr. Danielle is a family wellness chiropractor with a passion for pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care. She has been practicing chiropractic for over 8 years and has been trained in multiple chiropractic techniques such as Webster, pediatrics, extremities, nutritional education and BirthFit.  

Also, joining the team, is her puppy “Shasta”. She is a sweet girl who loves kisses. Dr. D and Shasta are looking forward to meeting all of you and being an integral part of the University Chiropractic team.



Dr. Danielle is extensively trained in working with pregnant women and children. She is certified by ICPA on the Webster Technique which focuses on balancing the pelvis of pregnant women. This in turn helps with the babies position & the common backaches and sciatica that come with pregnancy. Read about the benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy by clicking here. Dr Danielle has many years experience working with mothers and their midwives & doulas. 


“How can a chiropractor help my child? His back doesn’t bother him.” How many times have chiropractors seen parents ensure that their child has regular check-ups for their hearing, teeth, and eyes but never bother to have their child’s spine checked? Reality is that a spinal check-up is probably the most important check-up your child could have.

Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline. Running through it is the spinal cord, which contains billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to every cell in their body. If there is blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of “dis-ease” will develop. Disease means dis-harmony in the body that will cause generalized weakening of your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness.

Nerves that are blocked within the spinal column are caused by an inability of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) to move properly. These are called vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors are specialists who are trained to locate and correct subluxations, much like only dentists find cavities.

Many stresses in a child’s life can cause subluxations. The first place is the birthing process. As your child grows they fall, jump, run, play and experience many forms of trauma.

Because your children may have spinal subluxations and not know it, all children need periodic spinal checkups. There are certain warning signs indicating that the spinal column may be out of alignment: one hip or shoulder is higher than the other, hyperactivity, frequent falling, a foot turned in or out ( foot flare ), neck tilt, one leg shorter than the other, chronic fatigue, “noisy bones” or joint aches, headaches, skin conditions. Some other indicators are increased allergies, colds and flu, asthma and ear infections. A recent study of 332 children showed that chronic ear infection sufferers under chiropractic care had no more infections in 80% of the cases. (JCCP, Vol.2.No.2 1997)

The health concerns of your child are obviously very important. Having a healthy spine can eliminate numerous health problems as your child grows. Spinal health has been shown to be at least as important as proper nutrition. A healthy spine is absolutely essential. You or your children may be carrying subluxations and not even know it. Having a spinal check-up can make the difference between a life of strength, vitality and health as compared to a life of disease, disability and weakness.

Fill out your child's intake forms online right here.

Dr. Danielle also has a special interest in extremity adjusting (shoulders, wrists, knees, ankles & feet). In addition to adjusting and providing specific exercises to help with your extremity symptoms, Dr D. uses a Cold (Low) Level Laser proven to help reduce pain and accelerate tissue repair. Especially Carpal Tunnel symptoms

Dr. Danielle 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. Using this unique approach, Dr. D is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. Find out for yourself how truly amazing your body is; we facilitate healing by relieving the obstacles that hinder it from self-healing and self-cleansing. This is the single-most powerful paradigm in which to restore health and vitality.

Front Desk Staff 



Samuel is one of the assistants/receptionists for University Chiropractic. Prior to this position, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis in physiology at Augsburg University. During his college career, he interned at Twins Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in with the Training Haus team that is based in Eagan Minnesota, from June 2019-September 2019. This is where he assisted the team on several informational health fact sheets that were to be used during seminars for the benefit of the student athletes that are members at TCO. Sam’s migration to North Carolina from Minnesota was in support of his significant other, Britta, in her pursuit of a Duke Law degree. In his free time, Sam enjoys exercise, video games, participating and watching sporting events (mostly football), and exploring new places to eat.



Tiana is a receptionist/assistant at University Chiropractic. She resides in Burlington with her husband Christian, and two fur babies, Qena and Bundee! Tiana comes from a background in photography, sales, and has various certificates in healthcare and photography. Specifically, a Basic Photography Certificate and a Medical Coding, as well as an Optical Assistant Certification. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family. She is very excited to pursue a career in the healthcare field and looking forward to a long and fulfilling journey with University Chiropractic!

Massage Therapists



Joshua is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He graduated at Body Therapy Institute in Siler City. Prior to school, he worked in health care and brings a variety of skills from that field and other fields such as physical therapy, customer service and childcare. He incorporates knowledge from his extended time as a yoga student and active participant in exercise training into his work. For Joshua, these skills give him a unique perspective on massage. Through his passion and commitment to a balanced lifestyle, he seeks to help clients gain a more complete sense of self thorough a multi-faceted approach.

Joshua specializes in Myofascial Massage with an attention on alignment, acute and chronic pain and general imbalances in posture. He is a practitioner of Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy and is trained in modalities such as Swedish Massage, Functional Mobility Testing, Kinetic Neurology, Aromatherapy massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Energy Balancing work. Through his work he finds anatomical knowledge, a intentful clinical method and an awareness to the body-mind connection promotes integration of the work for the client to help form new patterns of healthy flow and movement. Above all, Joshua strives to deliver an individualized session to each client that can be adapted to ensure comfort and relaxation in a positive and safe healing environment.

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