Almonte’s Hands on Healing is changing!


Hands on Healing and its team is still very much here for you.

We’re just unveiling a new look and a new name that we feel better encompasses all that we do for you.

We’re going from what you know:

Hands on Healing logo

To something new!

The new Thrive logo


Hands on Healing was established in 2000 by Dr. Michaela Cadeau and has since served as a multi-disciplinary health care centre providing the community with access to quality chiropractic care, acupuncture, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, craniopathy, massage, reflexology, and more. Additionally, over the years, wellness lectures and workshops on a number of health-related topics have been offered by in-house professionals to both practice members and the public to promote and foster healthy lifestyles in the community.

In 2007, Dr. Cadeau moved Hands on Healing to 125 Bridge Street after purchasing the building, where it remains today. After several renovations to the 150 year old building, practice members have come to know and trust Hands on Healing as the warm and welcoming wellness centre it has become.

Dr. John LaBrie joined the Hands on Healing team in 2018 bringing both new techniques and new technology to the practice, enabling Hands on Healing to continue to provide its practice members with top notch health care.

In February 2020, Dr. LaBrie purchased Dr. Cadeau’s chiropractic practice, the Hands on Healing Centre, becoming the principle Chiropractor. Dr. Cadeau continues to serve the community through chiropractic, acupuncture and craniopathy at what is now known as THRIVE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS GROUP.


Hands on Healing has always been relevant to what we do but I’ve always seen chiropractic as so much more than that – to me, it’s a proactive tool to enhance health and support an environment where your body can thrive and adapt more easily to life’s challenges. We are here to help you live your BEST LIFE. 

Our new name, THRIVE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS GROUP, incorporates that vision we have for our practice members and also reflects the diverse skill set of our team in that process.