Our Team

Dr. Michael PlacideMichael P. Placide, D.C.

Clinic Director

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Placide was born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland. While in Maryland he attended Towson State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After visiting Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Dr. Placide found the perfect balance of traditional chiropractic history and cutting edge research. He graduated in December of 2000, at which time he was presented with the Logan College Health Center Achievement Award in recognition of exemplary clinical performance and academic excellence. Dr. Placide spent his first two and a half years of practice working and studying under board certified radiologist and craniopath Howard F. Lewis, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., F.I.C.C. in Fallston, Maryland. The following year Dr. Placide served as Clinic Director for Integrated Health Centers in Hanover, Pennsylvania where he was appointed to the physician panel for over twenty companies in York County. Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Placide has devoted hundreds of continuing education hours to the study of clinical nutrition and its role in healthcare.

Dr. Placide joined the team at CCVA in May of 2004.

From 1992 to 1999 Dr. Placide regularly competed in the sport of triathlon. In the spring of 2000 he took to adventure racing by competing in the 240 mile Odyssey Mega-Dose. He now splits his free time between endurance activities and stalking the native brook trout of western Virginia.

“I’ve had the good fortune of treating many endurance athletes over the past few years. The advantages and benefits they’ve gained through chiropractic care are undeniable. There’s good reason so many Olympic and professional athletes have turned to chiropractic for a competitive edge.”

If you want Dr. Placide to show you how to achieve your highest health potential, Contact Us today to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Kate BrusKate E. Brus, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Brus came to Virginia from Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic. She was born and raised there and decided at a young age to become a chiropractor. She wanted to help people naturally to realize their full potential. Dr. Brus worked in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinics throughout her senior year of high school and her undergraduate studies.
"I learned a great deal from the faculty, clinicians and staff during my time there and it made me work harder to fulfill my dream of becoming a chiropractor."

Dr. Brus graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and headed to Palmer College of Chiropractic in March of 2005.

"While I was in school, I learned even more about helping people realize their full health potential without the use of drugs or surgery. Toward the end of my time at Palmer, I became familiar with Chiropractic Centers of Virginia (CCVA) and their vision of Clinical Excellence meeting Patient Satisfaction. I came to Virginia to interview with CCVA and I decided that I did not want to practice anywhere else."

In March of 2008, Dr. Brus began an internship with Dr. Nicole L. Hatt and began familiarizing herself with the Harbour Pointe office’s daily routines. She graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic on June 13, 2008. She began working as a full time chiropractor in Midlothian va in the Harbour Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center in July 2008.

"I am very excited to be a part of the CCVA family and help to spread the word about chiropractic to the people of Richmond."

If you want Dr. Brus to show you and your family how to achieve your highest health potential, Contact Us today to schedule an appointment!


Nikki, CA

Chiropractic Assistant

Nikki graduated in 2001 from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College with a Certificate in Health Records Coding. After working for the last 15 years in front desk reception and as a billing coordinator, Nikki joined the team at Harbour Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center in August 2015. She enjoys working with people and helping our patients acheive their health and wellness goals.

Tiffany, LMTTiffany

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tiffany moved to Richmond from her birth state of California in 2009 with the passion for holistic living and natural therapies. Growing up with relatives who had strong connections with their Native American heritage, she also felt intrigued with the natural healing arts. Upon arriving in Richmond she immediately enrolled in E.C.P.I's Med Spa program for Massage Therapy.

" I felt a strong interest in holistic healing from a young age, and as I learned more, I felt drawn to the healing art of massage. I knew, somehow, someway, I wanted to help people feel well through holistic touch therapy. However, I did not know how much I would fall in love with learning about the human anatomy and how it is constructed and maintained. Now, I am constantly rewarded with smiles and great thanks from patients who appreciate the education I share in helping them maintain their health on their own."

Tiffany obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Science and is a licensed and board certified massage therapist. Upon graduating, she was immediately hired into the Physical Therapy field where she focused on exercise rehabilitation and manual therapies. Using her education and intuition she was pleasantly rewarded by how quickly she was able to assist in the physical and mental wellness of the community, and embraced the new found "extended family" she quickly acquired. She plans to continue her education in Physical Therapy and extend her abilities to help heal those reaching out to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Tony, LMTTony

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tony is originally from Seneca Falls, New York. After graduating High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he had a successful 20 year career before retiring in 2014. With help from the Veterans Administration's GI Bill program, Tony was able to obtain his Associates in Applied Sciences for Massage Therapy through Medical Careers Institute of ECPI University. Becoming Licensed in the state of Virginia in 2017, Tony is proud to be a member of the HPCWC team and eager to help all our patients achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Carin, LMTCarin, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Carin is originally from New York City and proudly served in the United States Air Force for four and a half years. With the help of the Veteran's Administration, Carin was able to pursue her passion for therapeutic massage and rehabilitation and earn her Massage Therapy Degree from Chester Career College. She became Licensed in the state of Virginia in 2013. After graduation, Carin worked in a spa massage setting before her interest in Clinical Massage Therapy brought her to Harbour Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center in March 2016. Carin is excited to join the team here at HPCWC and looks forward to helping all of our patients acheive their healthy lifestyle goals.