Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness, P.A.
Established in 2002



family chiropracticDr. Cynthia Hornback

Charles and Dr. Cindy were high school sweethearts from MO who married in 2000. They moved to the sunshine state soon after with Dr. Cindy finishing her internship in Sarasota. After working as an associate doctor for a year, Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness was born. Dr. Cindy set her sights on the under served and quickly expanding area of East Manatee County. Since the grand opening in November 2002, the practice has grown tremendously with thousands of east county families as patients.

It wasn’t long before sights were set on expanding their own family with Dr.Cindy's daughter Estella being born in 2005. Soon after the birth, the growing practice was in need of expansion which required more space. For Dr. Cindy it was exciting to be able to introduce additional services as they moved a mile away from the original location into a larger space.

HCW was reborn conveniently located on Lakewood Ranch Blvd in Canterbury Commons on December 4, 2006. While the growth of the patient members and staff of the practice continued, so did the Hornback family with Dr.Cindy's son Hayden being born in September of 2007. Now they feel complete, the practice continues to flourish and Dr. Cindy is as enthusiastic about her mission as she was from the start.

Dr. Cindy Hornback chiropractic lakewood ranch sr64 sr70Dr. Cindy was born and raised in Sikeston Missouri where she was a competitive gymnast for over 10 years. During this time she sought chiropractic care to help prevent and treat sport related injuries. This is one of the many reasons she became interested in the health care field while in college.

She earned her BS degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997 and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis MO in 2001. In addition, Dr. Cindy is board certified in acupuncture.

She is a Member of Florida Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Southwest Florida Chiropractic Society, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and Florida Chiropractic Society. Dr. Cindy enjoys being active in the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Manatee Small Business of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In 2004, she was also given the “40 Under 40” award by the Gulf Coast Business Review recognizing her as one of the most successful business people in our area under 40 years old. Dr. Cindy has been active over the years with various charitable organizations over including Race for the cure, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and Florida Blood Services.



Dr. Heather Crawford

family chiropracticDr. Heather Crawford has lived in the Lakewood Ranch area for nearly twenty years and is a Lakewood Ranch High School graduate.  She attended Florida State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.  Dr. Heather is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-Florida where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.  While at Palmer College of Chiropractic she participated in sports council where members help minimize athletic injuries through pre- and post-event treatment, including chiropractic adjustments, injury evaluation, stretching, soft tissue therapy and kinesiotaping.  Dr. Heather also traveled to Fiji on a clinic abroad chiropractic mission trip where the team treated over 1,500 Fijians in 5 days. 

Dr. Heather is licensed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association.  She has studied a variety of chiropractic techniques including: Full Spine Diversified, Thompson Drop, Cox Flexion/Distraction, Extremity Adjusting, and Activator Technique.  Dr. Heather is also published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.

Dr. Heather Crawford  -Hornback chiropractic lakewood ranch, bradenton“As a gymnast turned competitive cheerleader and three-time Florida high school state weightlifting champion, I was always abusing my body.  It was not until I was a cheerleader at Florida State University that I received my first chiropractic adjustment.  After cheerleading practice, I was unable to take a deep breath without pain in my mid-back.  The next morning I visited the team
chiropractic physician.  After the adjustment, my ability to take a full breath without pain was restored and I was able to return to practice that night.  I was amazed by the results and could not believe that I had suffered with many sport related injuries throughout my athletic career that could have possibly been prevented if I had proper spinal alignment with regular chiropractic care.”

Chiropractic is a natural, hands–on approach to health without the use of drugs and medicine. Medications can be viewed as band-aids to treat the symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.  Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the nervous system and the overall function of the body.  When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.  

Dr. Heather prides herself in providing her patients with complete health history reviews and comprehensive exams to determine the course of treatment that would provide them with relief and assist them in a healthy return to their regular activities of daily living and/or athletic activities.  Dr. Heather and her husband, Randall, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy, have a lab puppy they adopted from Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.  She is also currently the assistant coach of the Lakewood Ranch High School cheerleading team.

Dr. Heather is accepting new patients!  Schedule your free consultation today!

Our Staff:
Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness takes pride in the professionalism and skill of its staff. Each staff member has proven themselves in the field of chiropractic time and time again. This allows each office visit to be a pleasant experience for our patients.


Choose Lifelong Health And Happiness

We believe that wellness begins with making healthy choices. Through natural chiropractic care and positive lifestyle coaching, we teach and lead individuals and families to: Stay Active . Eat Healthy. Be Happy .

Dr. Cindy and Dr. Heather will provide you and your family with a comprehensive lifestyle assessment, including a chiropractic analysis. You receive a personal report that covers your core areas of Movement, Nutrition and Thought. In addition, you benefit from a professional health and wellness plan that contains short and long-term goals accompanied by action plans to guide your elective journey to optimum health.

Our mission

We aim to save and enrich lives through wellness chiropractic care and healthy lifestyle choices. We guide and educate our patients regarding healthy living that is both physiologically/genetically congruent and scientifically supported.


"My hip and lower back were sore from running. After being treated by Dr. Hornback I can exercise now with more ease and I don't get sore or feel any wear and tear." A.P.

"I had lower back pain and a lack of range of motion in my neck. After seeing Dr. Hornback my symptoms have vanished. It has made the little things in life much easier to do and enjoy!" T.B.

"I work on a computer all day and my monthly treatments keep me in shape. Thank-you Dr. Hornback." D.G.