Meet Dr Thornton

Dr. Thornton is a 3rd generation chiropractor. His father and grandfather were chiropractors. He understands the importance of using a gentle yet effective chiropractic treatment approach in restoring normal function to the body. He strives to educate his patients about chiropractic from the moment they begin their evaluation and all the way through their course of care. He encourages their active participation in the healing process. Dr. Thornton uses a variety of techniques to treat his patients. Every patient gets individualized care that is unique to their specific condition.

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Dr. Thornton was the inaugural recipient of the ‘Successful Doctors of the Year’ award for chiropractic in the greater Brandon region in 2010. He was also first runner up in the ‘Best of Brandon’ award for 2010. In addition, he received the ‘Service Above Self’ award from Rotary International and has been nominated numerous times for ‘Small Business of the Year’.


Being a Navy veteran who served our country from 1974-1978, he appreciates and values the service our soldiers give to their country. Dr. Thornton graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1987 and spent his early career at two respected clinics in the greater Tampa Bay area. In 1994 he established Thornton Chiropractic Center on Lithia Pinecrest Road in Brandon, Florida. Since then, Dr. Thornton, with the support of his wife Jayne and two children, has served this community through chiropractic care.


Over the years, Dr. Thornton has supported local charities through monthly and yearly promotions and patient specials designed to generate donations for our charities of choice. Charities and charitable events have included: Toys for Tots and Guardian ad Litem – Toys for Tots annual motorcycle run, Life Care of Brandon, ECHO – November Food Drive, School Supply Drive – August.