At Arbor Vitae Chiropractic our mission is to help you and your family achieve a better life through greater health.

Arbor Vitae office management greets customer

Arbor Vitae is a chiropractic clinic passionate about helping people feel and live better. Everyone wants to feel their best, have a body that is free of pain, and live a life full of joy. When people come under our care it's because they want to get their life back. And that's where the name Arbor Vitae comes from. Arbor Vitae means "tree of life" in Latin.

We believe that our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made and that when functioning properly, not only will we live free from dysfunction and disease, but we will be able to achieve extraordinary things. 

We provide an in-depth examination that ensures you a scientifically customized care plan that will address your issues, listen to your needs, and provide you with solutions.

Meet Dr. Tom & Brooke Niemela

Co-Owners and Founders of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic

Dr. Tom Chiropractor

Dr. Tom Niemela

Dr. Tom Niemela grew up in Richmond, VA with a passion for sports and being active outdoors. He went on to receive his Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in Conway, SC, where he realized chiropractic was his true calling.

Though he always knew he wanted to help people and was fascinated by the human body, Dr. Tom did not want to go into the medical field prescribing medications or performing surgeries. He knew that the body was not designed with extra parts or lacking prescription pills. He knew there had to be some greater principle controlling bodily functions. Then his first Anatomy professor at CCU taught him that was the principle on which chiropractic was founded.

Dr. Tom went on to attend chiropractic school at Logan University in Chesterfield, MO. It was here where he had two of his biggest accomplishments. First, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. And, more importantly, he met his wife, Brooke.

After spending a year traveling to see where they wanted to open Arbor Vitae Chiropractic, they finally decided to call Bentonville, in beautiful Northwest Arkansas their home.

Brooke Neimela Office manager

Brooke Niemela
Office Manager

Brooke grew up in a small town in Mid-Missouri where she developed a strong heartbeat for serving others. She was heavily involved in community outreach and was a leader of her school's National Honors Society and Family Career and Community Leaders of America. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO with her Bachelors in Social Work. 

Brooke is most passionate about empowering women and mothers to set themselves up for the birth of their dreams. She has seen many of her friends and family be mislead to believing their only options were C-sections or an induced labor, and even some be told the only way they could become become pregnant was through expensive medical treatments. While this is true in some cases, Brooke has seen chiropractic help many more women increase their fertility, have comfortable pregnancies and then natural, safe births. Brooke wants to make sure every woman know all of her healthcare options and empower them to make an informed decision that is best for them and their baby.

She is excited to be serving alongside her husband, Dr. Tom, as they help raise NWA into one of the healthiest communities in the world.

Dr. Tom is so happy to be in this community and serve its members. He truly has a servant's heart and his passion is to help people get their lives back by giving their bodies and internal environment where its natural healing abilities can be restored.

Dr. Tom would also love to speak at your workplace, church, or home about specific, scientific chiropractic care. We provide Community Health Workshops, Health Screenings, and Home and Church events to empower everyone in our community to have a healthy lifestyle and future.