While most would be out golfing or fishing, local chiropractor Tom Cole is still helping people. From the vulnerable to sports stars, Tom has seen it all and fixed it too.
“I started in October 1976 and spent time where the Commerical Hotel is now as well as the Water Resources Building,” Tom said.
“Since then I have helped everyone from babies to a 101 year old lady,” he said.
“It’s in our family DNA – even my sister is a chiro too!”
Tom watched his brother grow up with polio and swore to himself he would one day be able to help people like him and so after seeing how well his sister was thriving in the field, he decided to take the leap as well.
“I love helping people and that’s why I haven’t retired yet!”
With an industry that is rapidly evolving especially with technology advances, Tom believes it is the thrill of taking people’s pain away as well as helping Forbes locals that drives him.
“I really enjoy it – particularly when it is people I know,” he said.
“Forbes is a wonderful community and I feel privileged to be apart of it,” Tom said.
“And while lots of things have changed, the people, my motivation and passion certainly haven’t,” he said.
For Tom’s wife Donna, the other half of this family run business, the reward has been seeing how happy Tom’s work and their business makes them.
“Tom is an amazing chiropractor and I cannot recommend him enough – even if I am a little bit biased!”
If it’s any consolation Donna – we certainly are as well and hope Tom stays on
Watch this space for our 50 years of Tom Cole Chiropractic!