Dr. Matthew Thornton
Dr. Matthew Thornton grew up in Moline, Illinois, just a few miles from where chiropractic was founded. It is there that he developed a love for chiropractic and the incredible results that so many people achieve through specific chiropractic care. Immediately upon graduating high school in Moline Dr. Matthew began an accelerated tract that was offered at Palmer College of Chiropractic to get his doctorate quicker.
While at Palmer he received a Bachelor’s degree in Science and eventually transferred to Palmer Florida in Port Orange Florida to be with his wife, Dr. Tiffany Thornton. Throughout his career at Palmer, Dr. Matthew attended countless seminars, embarked on chiropractic mission trips, and was president of a Chiropractic coaching program for students that helped to develop competent and confident doctors upon graduation. Dr. Matthew finished his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer Florida which has equipped and empowered him to help patients get the best results with their health possible.
When taking care of his patients Dr. Matthew values individualized healthcare, rather than the traditional broad stroke approach. He and Dr. Tiffany build their practice on this premise: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
Because they are avid researchers Dr. Matthew and Dr. Tiffany are constantly providing the best care for their patients backed up by cutting edge research. This allows them to get to the root cause of your problem and get you results that previously wouldn’t have been possible.
Dr. Tiffany Thornton
I’m a “mover and a shaker”. Yes, I’ve always been fascinated by movement. Growing up as a dancer and gymnast, I was constantly intrigued by human movement and function. My inquisitive mind wouldn’t let me sit still. I was the tactile one who always needed to find out how things worked. I grew up as the second of four kids in a family where service came first. My parents were big believers that the best way to show gratitude for what we had was to share our generosity and our talents. At 17 years old I experienced the benefits of chiropractic care while interning for a chiropractor in MA. I wasn’t in pain, but after receiving care I began experiencing greater forms of health I didn’t even know I had. I was convinced that I would serve others by helping them unlock this unused potential through chiropractic care. That internship lead into my freshman year of college where I found myself starting my degree as a Kinesiology Major and Neurology Minor at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Throughout school, I wanted to take/blend my academic and philanthropic passions. I created a Physical Coordination Program for post stroke victims, Parkinson’s patients and other patients with motor deficits at the Center for Balance Wellness and Mobility,and worked in the Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Program. Upon graduating, I immediately started my doctor of chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic, a school I had admired since I was 18. Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida was a change from growing up in New England my entire life, but I immediately fell in love with the school and the community and am proud to call Florida my new home. While at Palmer I learned the most important philosophies behind how and why I practice. I learned the importance of letting the body heal itself and understanding the patient as a whole. I have modeled my methods of care on that philosophy. I want to help patients realize their physical health, emotional , mental and spiritual health. After holding several leadership positions and being a Teaching Assistant for 6 courses, I found my passion in the clinic where I devoted countless hours. Patient care, combined my academic mind and my passion for service. I had spent two school breaks serving as chiropractor for underprivileged communities in the Dominican Republic with Chiromission. Upon graduating from Palmer, I was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award. After leaving Palmer, I felt called to continue serving the people of the Dominican Republic. I completed an 8 month mission trip through Chiromission and now serve as a board member. I strive to meet patients where they are in their journey to wellness. I consider it a true honor to work with people from all walks of life and encourage them along their road to healing.
I have been a licensed chiropractor for over 5 years caring for people from hours old to over 90 years old. I have a passion for people, mothers, children, and healing for all generations.