meet the team

Chiropractor Durham NC Danielle Fratellone

Chiropractor

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 from 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 became the new owner of University Chiropractic in May 2019 upon Dr. Childers' retirement. She is beyond excited to have expanded the team here at U.C. Dr. Danielle is a family wellness chiropractor with a passion for pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care. She started her journey into the wellness care profession as a massage therapist in the Poconos, PA for 5 years before becoming a chiropractor of more than 10 years. She has been trained in multiple chiropractic and massage techniques such as Webster, Palmer diversified, SOT, Activator, pediatrics, sports, extremities and nutritional education. Dr. Danielle is also trained in helping athletes as well utilizing Rock Tape as she is a certified "Rock Doc"

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 a better pregnancy and delivery for mom and the baby. and BIRTHFIT™. Read about BIRTHFIT™ mission and benefits during pregnancy on their website here. Dr. Danielle has many years of experience working with mothers and their midwives & doulas.

In her free time, Dr. D. loves to read, play golf, take long hikes with her rescue pup, Shasta and kayaking and paddle boarding the beautiful waterways of the Triangle.

Chiropractic Durham NC Therapy Dog Shasta

Therapy Dog

sHASTA

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.

Chiropractic Durham NC Alice

Clinical Herbalist

ALICE BROMBERG, C.P.N.P-C.

Alice Bromberg, C.P.N.P-C is an accomplished nursing professional with over 30 years of experience working in the hospital, clinic, and private practice environments. In addition to her previous nursing experience in traditional medicine, her primary career focus as a patient advocate has been to address individual patient needs with specific recommendations centered on patient healing as well as diagnosis.

Alice began an eight year journey of weaving traditional medicine with the ability to treat patients on an individual basis using herbal therapeutics combined with traditional medicine to address illness and related symptoms.

This involved a holistic treatment of identifying the root cause of patient illness in addition to the conventional approach of simply prescribing drugs.

She became Reiki Certified and pursued her interest in practicing Integrative Medicine at PATH Medical, (Path for Achieving Total Health) as a Nurse Practitioner supporting a 7,000 patient base with treatment based on use of natural supplements, herbs, prescribed medication and nutritional counseling. She gained additional experience through collaboration with staff in addition to case study research and related publications.

Her next position with Fratellone Medical Associates in New York encouraged her to practice Integrated Medicine in a location with an on-site Herbal Apothecary. She collaborated with Dr. Patrick Fratellone, a Board Certified Cardiologist and Registered Herbalist and practiced with emphasis on herbal supplement recommendations and specific laboratory testing with intravenous mineral and vitamin infusions.

She completed additional formal training in the "Foundations in Herbal Medicine" (FIHM) program and its required field work under direction of Dr. Tieraona Lowdog, recognized as one of the leading experts in Integrative and Herbal Medicine. In addition to enhancing her experience as a Clinical Herbalist, Alice became a member of the American Herbalist Guild. (AHG).

Alice's extensive background in traditional medicine includes a B.S. at Downstate Medical College of Nursing at S.U.N.Y. and practicing as an R.N. at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center in the six bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and as Charge Nurse for the 30 bed General Pediatric Care Unit.

She was selected to participate in the helicopter ambulance transport for critical patient care and

eventually advanced her education upon being accepted at Seton Hall University in the original Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. program on full scholarship, graduating with Summa Cum Laude Honors.

Alice accepted a position at Queens Hospital Center (currently associated with Mt. Sinai Medical Center) as a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Emergency Department where she was involved in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of pediatric trauma cases. She also supervised graduate nurse practitioners from Stony Brook and Adelphi Universities with clinical rotations in the emergency department and taught Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes to house staff and nurses.

Upon moving to New Jersey with her husband and anticipated birth of their daughter, she worked for Broadway Pediatrics, P.A. as a Nurse Practitioner with a patient base ranging from newborns to 26 year olds.

Her involvement in treatment of various newborn respiratory ailments led to her selection as a Faculty Member lecturing to physicians and nurses for Ross Products on effective administering of medicine to address RSV.

Alice has since moved to North Carolina with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys competitive fencing, cooking, traveling and creating tinctures, herbal infusions, syrups and salves using the fresh herbs in her garden. She is looking forward to the opportunity to practice as a Clinical Herbalist at University Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Durham NC Lori Glenn Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Lori Glenn, LMBT #4301

Lori was certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is graduate of the Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh and has been licensed in North Carolina since 2003. Her interest in bodywork began in college with her concentration in the arts and life drawing classes. Her pursuit to ornament the body with crystals and stones eventually led to her interest in massage and Reiki. 

Lori is level 2 Reiki Practitioner certified in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system. She has received training in massage methods such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Hot Stone Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy and Reflexology and is currently working toward her certification in Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation with The Barral Institute. She has worked in the corporate environment for twelve years doing chair massage, working to improve her clients understanding of their body while sitting at a desk daily. She is also a certified GYROTONIC® trainer and has been fortunate to study with master trainers Kathy Van Patten, Sebastian Plettenberg, Miriam Barbosa and with the creator Juliu Horvath. Teaching this movement has deepened her understanding of the body and how it moves. Lori also teaches educational workshops to couples and groups in massage and movement.

HOURS:

Monday - Friday: By Appointment

RATES:

60-Minute Massage: $85
90-Minute Massage: $115

Chiropractic Durham NC Terri Urban Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Terri Urban, LMBT #1241

Terri Urban began her healing career as a physical therapist assistant in 1996, then went on to Medical Arts Massage School in 2000, and completed ATSI Structural Integration training in 2008. Along the way she has studied shamanism and energy healing in various traditions including- working with Cherokee teachings with Will Rockingbear and his apprentices, various teachers in Peruvian traditions, Reiki, and Matrix Energetics.

erri is able to bridge physical bodywork with energy healing in a way that is grounded, and practical. She believes in meeting you wherever you are on your journey; she can talk physical anatomy, or dive deep into energetics/esoteric. In every session, Terri allows a space for an organic unfolding for what you need that day. Her massage and structural integration work includes myofascial release, nerve work, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and deep tissue massage. Shamanic work may include techniques such as cord cutting, soul retrieval, and journeying.

 
In her free time, Terri gardens, dabbles in woodworking, fosters puppies and volunteers at Saving Grace NC.

 
HOURS:

Thursday - Friday: By Appointment

TO SCHEDULE:

https://theintrovertedhealer.com/contact/

RATES:

60-Minute Massage: $90
Energy Work, Structural Integration, 90 Minutes Massage: $135

Chiropractic Durham NC Melissa Borders Assistant

Office manager

Melissa Borders

Melissa Borders is the office manager for University Chiropractic. She is a Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant and NCCA X Ray Technician through the NCBOE, and a certified BIRTHFIT™ Leader. Outside of the practice she is just starting out as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, and loves to talk about all things pregnancy related. In her free time she enjoys cooking, and spending time with her husband Justin and children Jackson and Alivia.

Melissa grew up in New York on Long Island, and studied Music Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is excited to make an impact working with the Durham community alongside Dr Danielle and Shasta at University Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Durham NC Kendra Beck Chiropractic Assistant

Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Kendra Beck

Kendra Beck is one of the assistants at University Chiropractic and is certified through the NCBOE. She grew up in Southern California but studied Business Administration as well Spanish Interpreting and Translation here in Durham. Kendra plans to go back to school to obtain a graduate degree in a linguistic major. She developed a strong passion for community wellness during her time working in a family owned soup kitchen. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, studying language, baking, reading & enjoying the outdoors.

Chiropractic Durham NC

Receptionist

Kathleen Biernat

Kathleen is a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health- certified in Mindfulness and Manual Therapy. She established Easefulbodies Massage as a Licenced Massage Therapist for 16 years in Florida and is a member of ABMP. A transplant from the tropics; she plays with dirt, grows food, walks barefoot whenever possible, and loves to discuss the intelligence of our living systems.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:30am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
7:30am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
7:30am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 1:00pm


Saturday
Closed

University Chiropractic
2717 Western Bypass #109
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 493-1940