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!


Chiropractic Assistant

Nikki, CA

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.

DanielleDanielle, Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist

Danielle has known from a young age that she wanted a career in the medical field. Growing up, she was involved in many sports and after graduating high school she realized she could combine her passion for the two by studying clinical exercise. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University from 2003-2008 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Exercise with a concentration in Physical Therapy. After college, she worked in a physical therapy clinic where she fell in love with the art of creating exercise plans that are tailored to each individual patient and their condition. In August 2014, Danielle relocated from northern Virginia to the Midlothian area and she was thrilled to join the Harbour Pointe Chiropractic team. She enjoys working in a clinical setting where she is able to share her passion and knowledge with the patients of Harbour Pointe Chiropractic and Wellness Center through coordinating care with our Chiropractors and offering individual personal training sessions.


Certified Massage Therapist

I have always been interested in the medical profession.
In 2009, I graduated from Medical Careers Institute with a degree in Massage Therapy. I followed my interest in healthcare to CCVA, where I was pleased to find out they did everything they could for their patients health and wellness. I encourage our patients to be active participants in their healing process. As a massage practitioner I bring balance and harmony to mind and body by therapeutic touch and education.

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.