Meet The Team
Chiropractor Kelley Mulhern D.C.
Dr. Kelley Mulhern is a wellness chiropractor, professional speaker, and published author. She’s passionate about helping people achieve a healthier life, naturally. Dr. Kelley enjoys working with families, children, athletes, “weekend warriors,” and seniors because your body is designed to THRIVE!
- Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic
- Master of Science – Public Health & Epidemiology, Kaplan University
- Master of Science – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern
- Bachelor of Science – Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic
- Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of Maine
- Bachelor of Arts – Sociology, University of Maine
Since graduating with her doctoral degree, Dr. Kelley has been licensed in five states and has attended over five hundred hours of post-graduate continuing education.
She’s certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is a regular contributing author to several industry publications, including Chiropractic Economics and Dynamic Chiropractic.
For fifteen years, Dr. Kelley has worked in the healthcare industry in various capacities—as a chiropractic physician in private practice, business owner, business and marketing mentor, healthcare marketing consultant, professional public speaker, published author and educator. During this time, she’s lived in different regions of the country, providing her with with a breadth and depth of experiences and expertise.
Dr. Kelley lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her "Ragin' Cajun" husband, Michael, and their furry, four-legged “child,” Suki. They enjoy cooking, spending time with friends, and watching the sunset on the beach. Together they own and operate Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness, LLC.
When I was in my early 20’s, I began to get debilitating migraine headaches. I figured they were “normal” given my hectic schedule and stressful life. I wouldn’t take medications for them, so I suffered for two years. The migraines struck 2-3 times per week, every week. I had no social life. I couldn’t enjoy my hobbies. My life revolved around work and headaches.
One day my friend (who was a chiropractor) told me she could help my headaches. I rolled my eyes, crossed my arms, and said “The day you can explain how jumping on my back will help my head, I’ll let you adjust me.” And so she did. Dr. Michele Amaral explained beautifully how the nervous system runs the body. She explained that sometimes misalignments in small spinal joints occur, irritating delicate nerves as they exit the spinal cord. Once irritated, these nerves alter their function and can lead to a wide range of symptoms, depending on which nerve is impacted.
Dr. Amaral adjusted me, and it changed my life. My headaches were gone. I had more energy. I slept better. My immune system grew stronger with each passing day. Six months later, I hardly recognized myself. A year after that, it was time to make a career change, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. If I could help just one person the way Dr. Amaral helped me, it would all be worth it. What seemed miraculous to me at the time (the abrupt end of 2+ years of misery) I now know to be an everyday occurrence for a chiropractor. When the brain is put back in control of the body, amazing things happen!
A Message from Dr. Kelley:
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit our website and learn more about us. I encourage you to take the next step and find out how chiropractic can help you change YOUR life. Call the office and schedule your consultation today. (The one regret I hear from most patients is that they waited so long to begin chiropractic care – don’t make their same mistake!)
Remember: Your central nervous system runs your body. Nerve function can be altered if your spinal joints are misaligned, resulting in dysfunction. Don’t wait for a problem to develop – take care of your body and prevent serious health issues. Your body is designed to THRIVE!
My Promises to You:
- A thorough history and examination so I can figure out what’s going on in your body.
- An explanation of the underlying problem(s) and a plan to address it/them.
- Appropriate referrals if I don’t accept you as a patient. (If I don’t think I can best help you, I won’t waste your time and money. Instead, I’ll refer you to whoever I think can help you the most.)
- A satisfaction-guarantee. I guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the efforts of our office.
Dr. Rebecca Chicco
Rebecca Chicco, AP is a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine board certified (NCCAOM) and state licensed acupuncture physician. She completed both her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Professional Health Sciences, in addition to three years of clinical training in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine. She is able to holistically treat disease in the body by diagnosing patterns of illness as prescribed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM integrates the wisdom of traditional Western Medicine and thousands of years of knowledge of Chinese Medicine. Patterns of illness maybe related to internal disorders, external pathogens, and painful conditions that correlate with the musculoskeletal system. Chinese Medicine recognizes that both emotional and spiritual issues contribute to disease in addition to external factors and genetics. She aims to address the root of disease, not only the symptoms.
Therapies provided are Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture, Manual Therapies, heat therapy, Chinese dietary therapy, lifestyle guidance, and therapeutic exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Rebecca began her path in the Healing Arts early on learning and teaching yoga, leading meditation classes, along with some education in Reiki. An affinity for helping others is the core of healthcare she aims to provide.
Michael Mulhern - Director of Operations & Chief Laser Technician
Michael was born and raised in the New Orleans area. He and his wife Dr. Kelley Mulhern own and operate Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness, LLC in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has a double major with a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Finance and Minor in Psychology. He has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Louisiana and New Hampshire and was NCBTMB Board Certified and practiced for many years as a therapist. Before relocating to Florida to start Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness, he has worked for 25 years in the network security, network architecture, cyber security, & network engineering in the technology industry, most recently for Bank of America. At Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness, LLC, Michael is primarily responsible for managing all operational aspects of the practice, including sales, marketing, accounting, bookkeeping, legal, finance, and technology and security.
My name is Suki Mulhern. I’m 7 ½ years old, and a Leonberger / Malinois mix. (Most people haven’t heard of those breeds…so you can think of me as a Belgian Shepherd mix.)
I used to live with someone else. When I was 8 months old, they couldn’t keep me anymore and brought me to a shelter. The people there called me “Chua.” It was so scary. There were over 200 dogs, and the noise was deafening. I lived in a concrete cell with another dog for months, and had little human interaction. (The people at the shelter did the best they could, but there were so many animals and so few humans…) I had food and water and was able to go outside to potty, but my life was very stressful.
One day, a man and a woman came to my cell door. They smiled and touched me gently. I knew they were mine. They took me out of my cell, and brought me to a quiet home. They called me “Suki” which is Japanese for “beloved.” I had a pool and a “brother” (Cree) and lots of toys and treats. I still get very anxious. I hate to be alone, and I can’t stand closed doors. I’m afraid of loud noises and flies. I love car rides, going for a swim, and being near my “Daddy.”
About a year ago we moved to Florida. I get to go to the office with my people every day. I enjoy meeting new humans at the office and love to get belly rubs. I hope you’ll stop by to visit me…and did I mention I love treats?