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Dr. Heather Ellison, Chiropractor

Dr. Heather Ellison opened her new office, Chiropractic Physicians of the Carolinas, in her hometown of Shelby, North Carolina. She is honored to have been voted Best Chiropractor in Cleveland County for 6 years in a row since then! Dr. Ellison is an alumni of Shelby High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Biological Sciences and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. Dr. Ellison is National Board Certified and licensed to practice chiropractic care in the state of North Carolina and South Carolina. She is certified in both the Graston Technique and Dry Needle Technique and is also a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. Dr. Ellison is active in chiropractic mission work and volunteers her time to various programs in the community. Additionally, she is a huge animal lover and spends a lot of free time with her two dogs, Jabo and Peanut! She loves college football and is a huge fan of her college alma mater the NCSU Wolfpack! When she isn't in the office, Dr. Ellison is a bit of an adventurer and enjoys spending time hiking, skydiving, snowmobiling, and enjoying time at the river or lake.

Maria Temple,  Licensed Massage Therapist


Maria Temple, LMBT, NYLMT began her studies of massage from 2004-2006 in Albany, NY.  She graduated from Columbia-Greene Community College with an Associates in Applied Science in Massage Therapy.  Her specialties include trigger point, deep tissue, reflexology, sports and medical massage.  But she also enjoys performing very relaxing massages including hot stones. Maria has a love and passion for athletics and sports.  Her work is resolute, professional and reliable.  She has over a decade of experience and brings a caring, sophisticated approach to her work, and is very customer oriented.  Maria looks to collaborate with clients, creating a customized plan to best reach their goals together. In her spare time, Maria enjoys working out 6 days a week and spending time with her Chocolate Lab, Captain, and her new husband, John. 


Wendy Deaton, Office Manager/Chiropractic Assistant


Wendy Deaton joined our team in 2018 as Office Manager and Chiropractic Assistant to Dr. Heather Ellison.  With an extensive background in Customer Service and Office Management, as well as a love for Chiropractic and Wellness, Wendy brings experience and passion to our facility. She is a native of Gaffney, SC (Go Indians!) now residing in Boiling Springs, NC with her husband, Donnie and their 4 daughters: Asia, Maddyn, Norah and Elliette, and cat, Moonshine.  On any given weekend you can find the Deaton's kayaking on the river, fishing at the lake, or just playing music around a campfire. 


Shelley Harmon, Chiropractic Assistant and Therapist


Shelley Harmon is a certified Chiropractic Assistant and therapist at Chiropractic Physicians of the Carolinas and has worked in the Chiropractic field for over 14 years. Shelley specializes in one on one care for patients needs and serving others. She always makes sure that the patient gets the best treatment and experience while in her personal care. Shelley is loyal, dependable, and strives to do her very best in all aspects of her life. Shelley uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed in a passionate sincere environment. In her spare time, Shelley loves spending time with her family and friends and loving up on her precious fur baby.

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