Dr. Kevin Hoffman, D.C.
Ha Ha! All my friends think it is funny that a chiropractic physician has back (disc) problems. In reality, it puts me in a position to uniquely understand your pain and how it affects your life. Several times in my life, I have been flat on my back, unable to even pick my butt up off the floor! Now that is a pathetic feeling, but I found chiropractic and the rest is history.
Actually, the story of why I chose chiropractic as my profession is a little longer. As a junior in high school (in New Jersey), I hurt my neck in football practice. My brother took me to a chiropractor on a Tuesday and I played in a varsity football game on Saturday. I remember thinking, “now that is cool.” Fast forward about 13 years and I was firmly entrenched as a pharmaceutical sales representative and corporate ladder climber. However, I did not believe in the drugs I was selling as a way to establish better health. If you have a conscience, it is tough to sell something you don't feel strongly about. I wanted something more. I wanted to help people. So,in 1992, my chiropractor at the time, talked me into going back to school. Four years and two kids later, I graduated and started on this journey.
None of this would have happened without the endless support and encouragement of my wife, Sherri. I have been blessed by God with the opportunity to help people realize their potential and "stay in the the game of life.” That really is cool!
I graduated from the University of Florida in 1986 and worked in medical and pharmaceutical (Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceutical) sales for 9 years. I returned to chiropractic school in 1994 and graduated from Life University in 1998. While at Life, I was most surprised by the depth of my education. Like many people, I thought of chiropractic as taking care of backs. However, chiropractic education is far more extensive than in the past. While working for Ciba, I covered four medical schools and became very familiar with their curriculum. I realized very early in chiropractic school, that my schooling was going to be every bit as thorough as the medical school curriculum's to which I was exposed. In fact, in some areas, it was more in-depth. Did you know chiropractors get more neurology, nutrition, musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology than medical doctors? I was pleasantly surprised to learn about how the nervous system is the master control system of the body and by adjusting the spine, you can affect other systems in the body. I was also enthused to learn how chiropractors can conservatively treat extremities (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and wrists) without the use of drugs. I have incorporated this into our practice and treat athletes from around the county. I am also proud to have spent 9 years serving as team physician for Crystal River High School. Simply put, my chiropractic education changed everything about how I maintain my own health and that of my family.
The motto of our practice is “Stay In The Game Of Life.” After all, most of us just want to participate in our favorite activities at the highest level possible for the longest time possible. For one of my patients, that means being a world class marathoner at 61 years of age. For Tommy Bolt, that meant playing 18 holes of golf every day until he was 87. For others, it may mean getting out of bed able to work and support their family. Or maybe it means recovering from a motor vehicle accident and getting back to a normal life.
In our practice, we strive to keep your body functioning at 100 percent of what it is capable of at this point in your life without the use of drugs or surgery. We use chiropractic adjustments, non-invasive orthopedic care, decompression therapy, soft tissue techniques, injury rehab, certified massage therapists, and nutrition to address your needs. We also pray with our patients. Health is not limited to the physical. There are spiritual and emotional components that need to be addressed and are equally as important.
One size does not fit all at Hoffman Chiropractic and Health Restoration! Each person who seeks our care has unique needs and a unique situation. We utilize many techniques (Activator, Palmer Package, Full Spine Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Spinal Decompression, SOT)and therapies that allow us to design a care plan that is exclusive to you. In addition to spinal care, this also includes extensive conservative, non-invasive care of shoulders, knees, wrists, and ankles etc.. The time we spend with you is dictated by your needs and not by what the insurance company pays for! You will see the same doctor on every visit. Our healthcare system has drifted far away from allowing a patient to develop a relationship with a provider. I vehemently disagree with this philosophy. Quality of care is the only thing that matters to me.
I have been married to my amazing wife, Sherri, since 1990. She supported me through my education and serves as our business manager, human resources manager, and office manager. Yes, she is the boss! We shared the awesome opportunity of raising our two daughters, Bekah and Madelyn in Citrus County. They have chosen to pursue careers in healthcare as a physician's assistant (PA-C) and nurse. Bekah is married to my awesome son-in-law Ryan and they gave us our first grandchild, Paxton, on August 27, 2016. Between Grandma, Papa and Aunt Maddy, Paxton is one spoiled child.
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. We are very active at Reflections Church in Citrus Springs where we were part of the the church plant in 2009. I am blessed to serve on the board of elders. God has provided me with everything I have and everything I am. My family and faith are my life. I am a sports enthusiast and Florida Gator fanatic! As a new “empty nester,” I hope to enjoy outdoors activities including boating, fishing, golfing, biking and working out. I hope to go and do what God puts in front of me when I retire.
As mentioned above, I have an ongoing battle with a lumbar disc problem. I receive chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and massage therapy on a regular basis. This allows me to continue my daily routine and be a productive participant in life. I also take supplements regularly which include a multiple vitamin, glucosamine sulfate, fish oil, natural vitality and vitamin C. This regimen maintains my general health and addresses the soft tissue and joint problems that run in my family. I encourage my wife kids and wife to do the same.
Dr. Donna M. Weigle-York, D.C.
I assume my story of how I got into chiropractic isn’t really all that unique, but it inspired me to work incredibly hard to get where I am and that’s special enough for me.
I was born in Ocala, Florida in 1992 and moved to Citrus County around the age of 7. While living in Ocala, I started playing Little League baseball with the boys at the age of 5 because softball didn’t start until the age of 7 and I refused to wait. After moving to Citrus County, I switched to softball since I was the age to at that point. Fast forward to me as a teenager in high school, I was fiercely involved in softball and I played as much as physically possible. Not only did I play for Crystal River High School’s varsity team, I played travel ball and little league as well. While I absolutely loved playing so frequently and would not go back and change it, my throwing arm started to feel the effects of playing so much. I eventually went to my primary care doctor who prescribed anti-inflammatories and sent me on my way without addressing the actual problem.
I continued to play and was gradually experiencing more and more pain until a teammate’s mom referred me to her chiropractor, Dr. Hoffman. I had never been to a chiropractor before and honestly didn’t even know what chiropractic was, therefore, I had no clue what to expect. After that first visit, I started on a treatment plan and saw him about three times a week for about three to four weeks to start out. Gradually, I had decreased pain and improved mobility. In turn, both my throwing velocity and accuracy began to restore itself. I was able to continue playing and I have always been incredibly thankful to Dr. Hoffman for doing that for me. Little did I know, this experience was truly going to change the course of my life.
With how much chiropractic helped me, it inspired me to help others with similar problems. While I was about a semester away from graduating from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with my Bachelors degree, I called Dr. Hoffman and asked for his advice. A couple of weeks later, I was back home in Citrus County on Christmas break and I shadowed him for a week. He tried to talk me out of it (ha ha) but I was persistent. Along with my parents, Dr. Hoffman guided me in this decision, wrote me a touching and excellent recommendation letter, and a month later, I was accepted into Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.
I graduated from UCF in 2015 and without a break, I began chiropractic school at Palmer. I continued to play softball while at Palmer and my shoulder continued to do great until it said enough. I eventually had two surgeries on that shoulder all while I was starting clinic in school, I had two quarters left of school and had a ton of requirements to meet in the clinic in order to graduate on time. After a ton of hard work and a lot of improvising with a healing shoulder, I graduated in the top five of my class and won the Academic Excellence award in September of 2018.
I remained in contact with Dr. Hoffman here and there throughout my schooling and got a phone call from him the night of graduation to congratulate me. I wanted to be close to my parents, who still resided in Citrus County so a few weeks later, I moved back home to work on getting fully licensed. I started working for Dr. Hoffman in December of 2018 initially as an assistant while we waited for me to be licensed.
I eventually became very involved in slow pitch softball in the county, which is where I met my now husband, David. We got married in November 2020. He gave me four-step children – Olivia, Savannah, Jazmine, and David. We have two horses (Sonny and Hank), two goats (Athena and Atlas), three dogs (Rocky, Xena, and Kushy), and one cat (Chi Chi). We love to go fishing, bowling, play softball, traveling, golfing, and swimming.
Chiropractic has done a lot for me. I know I spoke heavily about my shoulder, but it also has been very beneficial for headaches and neck pain for me as well. I have a Chiari Malformation along with an arachnoid cyst that causes these headaches frequently and chiropractic and massage therapy keep me going.
No treatment I do is same from person to person as I believe there is no cookie cutter method for each condition. While one technique may work for my back, it may not work for yours. While I will start out with the more traditional techniques or what techniques I think are most suitable for your condition, sometimes it takes a visit or two to find what will work best. After a few visits of treatment, I like to start teaching stretching exercises and eventually strengthening and stabilizing exercises in order to optimize health and retrain the body to prevent re-injury and reoccurrence of symptoms in order to live a happier and healthier life allowing for the ability to stay in the game of life.
- Palmer Package
- Thompson Drop
- COX (flexion/distraction)
- SOT (sacro-occipital technique)
- Kinesio taping
- Nimmo and other trigger point techniques
- Logan Basic