Dr. Thomas Mercante
Dr. Thomas W. Mercante, has been voted best chiropractor in Summerville South Carolina, 4 years in a row. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic and degree in nutrition from Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 1995. Dr. Mercante has over 20 years of experience in the health care arena beginning as swim instructor for children, a personal trainer and health coach. Dr. Mercante discovered his love for Chiropractic after sustaining a neck injury while surfing. In pain and unable to surf, he decided to go to a local chiropractor where he received his first adjustment. Within days he was back in the water riding the waves pain free.
Even before beginning his career, Dr. Mercante was no stranger to health and physical fitness. He was raised by his father, a Hall of Fame boxing referee who supervised such fights as the first Ali vs Frazier, Frazier vs Foreman and Ali vs Norton just to name a few.
His father was also the founder of the first program using boxing aerobics as a form of physical fitness. His mother taught exercise and dance classes and is now the director of several programs for physical fitness for senior citizens. This upbringing helped him be chosen out of 60,000 contestants to appear on The American Gladiators.
He has also appeared in several fitness magazines. Dr. Tom chose Summerville to open his chiropractic office because he loves the beauty of the low country as well as all the smiling faces.
Dr. Tom believes that through regular chiropractic adjustments, good nutrition and a positive mental attitude, one can live a healthier life – pain free and drug free.
Dr. James Kane
Dr. James Kane, III chose to become a chiropractor after experiencing its restorative benefits following an injury he sustained while obtaining his undergraduate degree at UC, Davis. Once he experienced the power of chiropractic, he changed his course of study from veterinary school to chiropractic school. He completed his doctorate at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR.
Dr. Kane recently relocated from Lake Tahoe where he owned a multi-disciplinary clinic. He helped families, adventurous seniors, and some of the nation’s most extreme athletes with their injuries, acute care, pain management and rehabilitation all of which were common in an adventurous resort town.
When Dr. Kane and his wife expanded their family with two children, they decided to sell their home and business in Lake Tahoe to embark on a search for the perfect place to raise their children. They moved their family plus 3 dogs into a motorhome and spent almost a year traveling across 20 states looking for their family community. They chose the Lowcountry because of the opportunities for their family, the beautiful beaches, the multitude of sports activities, and the unsurpassed growth and prosperity the Lowcountry has to offer.
Dr. Kane fortunately walked into Dr. Mercante’s office soon after relocating to Summerville and immediately recognized the passion and level of care Dr. Mercante has for his patients. He eagerly joined AlignLife. In addition to providing quality chiropractic care, Dr. Kane utilizes nutrition to assist patients in managing health issues and weight loss. He is currently studying to obtain his post doctorate diplomat in clinical nutrition and functional medicine. Dr. Mercante is excited to add Dr. Kane’s knowledge and level of chiropractic care to AlignLife.
For 13 years, Corinne was the co-owner and clinic director along-side her husband Dr. Kane in Lake Tahoe. Corinne holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing as well as a multiple subject teaching credential. We are excited to have her join us here at AlignLife to oversee and administer the MetaLife program.