Welcome to Matanzas Chiropractic!
Dr. John Hornocker and Dr. Hillary Pittman are two chiropractors in St. Augustine with a love and dedication for helping people live a pain free active lifestyle. They offer a personalized approach to health and wellness, and focus on providing chiropractic services, alternative medicine, sports injuries, and nutrition with the highest levels of professionalism and care. We will do everything we can to ensure your expectations are met. With a variety of techniques offered, we’re sure you’ll be happy you chose your local island chiropractors!
Dr. John Hornocker
Dr. John Hornocker hails from the city of Boston, MA. He decided to leave those cold winters behind and moved to the sunny state of Florida at the age of 17.
Dr. Hornocker earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida. He then decided to pursue a degree in chiropractic and graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic- Florida in 2006.
Dr. Hornocker believes nutrition is the key to living a healthy and active lifestyle. His belief is that in order to be healthy, one must practice healthy habits. His unique approach to health incorporates nutrition and lifestyle changes. He uses Science Based Nutrition™ analysis which uses scientific, objective, and diagnostic testing including blood testing and toxic and elemental hair testing. Using the patient specific diagnostic results, Dr. Hornocker is able to establish a baseline of health specifically for each individual patient. After two months of nutritional and lifestyle changes, the patient will re-test their blood and compare the results with the previous tests. This provides the patient with objective scientific proof they are getting healthier.
Dr. Hornocker is an advocate for living the island life and on any given day can be found fishing, kayaking, or at short stop on the softball field. He enjoys staying active and hopes to help as many people as he can get back to living that same kind of lifestyle.
Dr. Hillary Pittman
Dr. Hillary Pittman was born and raised in Augusta, GA. The road she took to get here was a long one. After graduating high school in 1999, she began college at Augusta State University. She transferred to University of Georgia in 2001 and completed a couple of semesters there before deciding she wanted to serve her country.
In March 2002, Dr. Pittman enlisted into the United States Air Force as a combat videographer. She completed over 5 years in the USAF before deciding she wanted to finish her undergraduate degree. She received an honorable discharge from the military and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.
She began her chiropractic career at Palmer College of Chiropractic in April of 2011 and finished in June 2014. Dr. Pittman passed all parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners certification exams including physiotherapy. She is certified in Graston Technique, Cox Flexion and Distraction, and Acupuncture.
Hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and softball are just a few of the many activities Dr. Pittman has a deep passion for. She loves to be outside as well as involved in her local community. She has competed in many 5K and adventure races and volunteered at numerous community events. Dr. Pittman focuses on the musculoskeletal system and functional movement. Her goal is to get people moving and functioning pain free so they can spend their free time doing the things they love.