About Us

A holistic approach to health

Our health is challenged and compromised by our body’s exterior environment and stress. Spine misalignment, known as subluxation, interferes with the body’s nervous system, hindering our body’s natural ability to function as it was innately designed. Our bodies attempt to adapt to these subluxations for a period of time, but later these problems can manifest as symptoms such as leg pain, allergies, asthma, dizziness, and other issues. At Hess Performance and Family Chiropractic, we are committed to removing those subluxation barriers so that you can achieve your full potential.

the owner

Dr. Barbara Hess graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1992 from National University in Illinois. She went on to pursue a diploma in Rehabilitation of the Spine in which she traveled to Charles University in the Czech Republic and Tuscany, Italy from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Hess practiced in Rhode Island for 25 years before relocating to South Carolina.


Dr. Hess has worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic with physical therapists, orthopedists, and neurologists. She shared an office with a Harvard graduate neurosurgeon, who respected the art of Chiropractic. Her patients ranged from families, pre-surgical to post surgery spinal patients and athletes. She has received various honors and awards such as the Trademark Woman of Distinction Honors Edition, Top Chiropractic Awards for Shop Rhode Island, the National Women’s Chiropractic Award, and the Clinical Achievement Award.