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Meet the Team

About C.A.R.E. Chiropractic Care & Acupuncture

Our mission and philosophy is based on one simple, yet powerful sentence: Dedicated to positively influencing people's health and well-being through exceptional patient-centered care.


Why choose us? Because we care!


We are dedicated to constant quality improvement and providing you with the best clinical experience possible. We understand that each time you come into our office you invest in your health with after-tax dollars. You pay out of pocket and we know that value of the service has to exceed the costs of care.


This is why we invest in every aspect of your clinical experience. From the caliber of our staff and doctors to the state-of-the-art technology and procedures we employ with each and every patient, your satisfaction with the experience is our paramount concern.


What can you expect?


  • Enthusiastic , competent and caring staff.

  • Personalized and effective care.

  • Attention to detail in every aspect of your clinical experience.

  • Patient friendly administrative/clerical processes.

  • Experienced and compassionate doctors.

  • Leading edge technology and care protocols.

  • Treatment plans dedicated to getting you better quickly and efficiently.

  • Team approach designed to engage the best professionals possible to effectively resolve your concerns.

  • Real value for money spent.

  • Accountability....if we cannot help we will get you to where you need to be.


The Team


If you are looking for experience, each one of our doctors comes with a pedigree of excellence. Our combined 60 plus years in practice means we can cut to the chase, figure your problem out and get it fixed. There quite simply is no substitute for experience. Why settle for less!!!



Please contact our St.Thomas chiropractic office, and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.

Providing you with the best team for the best care

Dr. Doug Pooley
B.A., D.C.

Dr. Douglas Pooley, B.A, D.C. graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, receiving the Sommacal Award for clinical proficiency and has practiced in St. Thomas for the past 37 years. Dr. Pooley has represented his profession on various national and provincial boards and has lectured nationally and internationally. His passion is health care and he is devoted to constantly improving his service offerings to patients.


Doug walks the talk when it comes to health having competed and won what he refers to as the “old guy division” of a major bodybuilding competition. He is a fitness nut who loves biking, motorcycles and adventure sports. His favourite saying is :”Life is meant for living not watching.”

Dr. John Coleman
B.Sc., D.C.

Dr. John Coleman, B.Sc., D.C. has been practising in St.Thomas since 2000, after graduating from Parker Chiropractic College, Dallas, Texas. Happy to return "home", Dr. Coleman remains active in the local community volunteering his services to many of the sporting events that come through St.Thomas and area. A love for sports and the unfortunate injuries that may accompany them are of special interest and a continual learning process for him. Traditional and more gentle techniques are required since athletes and patients in general can range from newborn to "experienced". Dr. Coleman completed his kinesiotaping level 1 & 2 certifications and is enjoying helping local athletes.


When not in the office, Dr. Coleman spends his time keeping up with his 3 young children either at a sporting venue or exploring the outdoors. "Activity is crucial for a healthy spine and thus a healthy life".

Dr. Michael Boone
B.Sc., D.C., CAFCI

Dr. Michael Boone, B.Sc., D.C., CAFCI graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa in 2003. He has been practicing in St. Thomas since 2006. Mike is proficient in all aspects of chiropractic care as well as the art of acupuncture. His patients love his easy going attitude and love of what he does as a health care professional. He is currently active as a member of the St. Thomas Executive Association. Dr. Boone in now also practicing at the community health centre twice a week and is enjoying helping the St Thomas community.


His passion outside of practice is his family and they have made St. Thomas their permanent home. His competitive side is satisfied by playing softball in the St. Thomas Men’s Slopitch League. He has recently found the joy of the “rock” at the St. Thomas Curling Club.

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