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.
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
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
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.
Dr. Greg Lyle
Hi, my name is Dr. Greg Lyle and I am the newest member of the team at CARE Chiropractic. I was born and raised here in St. Thomas and I now serve my community’s health needs. After completing my education at Brock University and then at New York Chiropractic College, I am happy to be home and committed to helping make St Thomas and the surrounding areas a healthier place.
Growing up I was athletic and played a wide variety of sports. I played junior hockey and soccer in the area and got my fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. Chiropractic always helped me to keep my body in the best shape I could be in throughout my athletic activities, which was one reason why I chose to pursue chiropractic in my professional career.
I also got into chiropractic because I really enjoy helping people in a holistic way. I believe everyone can benefit from chiropractic care, whether it be from a preventative standpoint, rehabilitating an injury, reducing chronic pain or implementing proper body mechanics in order to allow for more efficient movement patterns in athletes. I believe that optimal health and quality of life is directly correlated with functional movement, and this is the focal point of treatment.
I look forward to helping all of my current and future patients and can’t wait to give back to my community that has given me so much.
Danielle Brush graduated from Westervelt college in 2017. Her passion is to help people feel the best they can through the power of manual therapy.
Danielle has extensive clinical and outreach experience and is confident in Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Danielle plans on expanding her knowledge by adding additional modalities and techniques to her range of abilities.
Certified Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner
Certified Access Consciousness Energetic Facelift Practitioner
I was born and raised in the Union area and have enjoyed being able to stay local and develop lasting connections through our community.
Any free time I have is usually spent with family and friends, on the farm, baking, playing volleyball or watching the Raptors.
Being a certified Bars Practitioner has been one of the most rewarding things in my life, allowing me to help others become better versions of themselves and cope with various struggles in their lives.
I have been a Rmt since 2009, graduating from Medix College. I have worked in clinic since 2016 while continuing to work on my family farm.
Before coming to clinic, I worked privately so I could continue learning to farm before establishing a practice. While splitting my time between the farm and my clients I am able to continue giving the greatest care needed to both jobs while learning every day and enjoying every step forward.
As well as registered massage, I also offer cupping and therapeutic ultrasound. I will continue to take courses offered to bring new modalities to my treatments to help clients with injuries, chronic pains or simply relaxation.
Dr. Richelle Almeida-Knight
Dr. Richelle Almeida-Knight, B.Sc, D.C. graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2020. She has recently joined the team here at CARE Chiropractic and looks forward to helping this community with their health goals.
Dr. Richelle is passionate about women’s health particularly before and after pregnancy, as well as the health of your newborns and children. She strongly believes in providing the best quality care for mothers and their families. Her goal is to debunk the myths that “pregnancy and post-partum pain is normal”. She believes with the right support and guidance this chapter of your life can be both exciting and comfortable.
When not in the office Richelle enjoys reading, hiking, rock climbing and spending time with her family.