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!

Kayla A. Barnett, D.C.Dr Barnettphoto small

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Barnett was born and raised right here in Chesterfield County, VA. Growing up her passion was dancing and she was a member of the competitive dance team at Jessica Morgan's School of Dance. From a very young age she was drawn to the healthcare field and volunteered at Johnston-Willis Hospital whenever she could. She graduated from James River High School in 2007 and then went on to study at Virginia Tech. She continued dancing with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble of Virginia Tech throughout her time in Blacksburg. During her third year there she was introduced to chiropractic care after sustaining an injury while dancing.

"Once I experienced how chiropractic care can benefit patients and allow them to continue doing what they love without discomfort, I knew that I wanted to provide that same great care to others."

Dr. Barnett graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and additionally fulfilled the Microbiology and Immunology Option by taking graduate level courses within those fields. She then began her chiropractic studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN.

Throughout her clinical internships Dr. Barnett realized that she had a talent for treating patients throughout pregnancy, perinatal care and pediatric chiropractic. She gained extensive experience working with top pediatric chiropractic specialists in the Minneapolis area. She is a current member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and is working towards her Webster Technique Certification through the ICPA.

After graduating from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2016, she began practicing in a family oriented clinic setting in Blaine, MN where she further refined her skills.

She returned to her hometown of Midlothian in May of 2017 and is very excited to be practicing with such a highly respected group of chiropractors at Chiropractic Centers of Virginia!


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.

Tara, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Caitlyn, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist