Changing Lives in Lakewood Ranch.


We are dedicated to improving both the quality and quantity of life in our community.


Meet Our Award-Winning Team

Dr. Cynthia Hornback and the entire HCW team are committed to providing 5 Star Award winning chiropractic service for you, your family and friends. Contact us to see how you can get started living a healthier, more active life!

Dr. Cynthia Hornback

Chiropractic Physician/Certified Acupuncturist
Dr. Cynthia Hornback founded Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness, P.A. on November 4, 2002. She has is passionate about helping her patients achieve their health goals since HCW’s doors opened in Lakewood Ranch. Dr. Hornback specializes in Diversified, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Kennedy Decompression Technique and Activator Methods adjusting techniques and is certified in Acupuncture.

Dr. Hornback completed over 5300 academic hours all while achieving Dean’s List and graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in April 2001. She received numerous awards related to her clinical studies and clinical practice while attending Logan College. Dr. Hornback has been board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Florida Department of Chiropractic Examiners.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Hornback graduated from Sikeston Senior High School. Dr. Hornback received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Southeast Missouri State University. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles, in 2000. Since then they have been blessed with their daughter Estella in 2005 and son Hayden in 2007. They enjoy boating, traveling and having family movie nights.

• Doctor of Chiropractic – April 2001, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO
• Bachelor of Science in Human Biology – April 1999, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO
• Bachelor of Science in Biology, Honors Graduate – December 1997, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Associations and Awards:
• 2012 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
• 2004 Gulf Coast Business Review 40 Under 40 Award
• American Chiropractic Association
• Florida Chiropractic Association
• Southwest Florida Chiropractic Society
• International Pediatric Chiropractic Society

Dr. Shena Martin

Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Shena first started her journey with chiropractic care when she injured her shoulder as a swimmer for Lakewood Ranch High School. As a patient of Dr. Cindy’s, her curiosity grew about the field of chiropractic and she soon began working at HCW. Over the years, she not only worked as a chiropractic assistant while attending college, but she also was a nanny for the Hornback kids, Estella and Hayden. After witnessing the amazing results of chiropractic care with patients and her own ailments, Dr. Shena decided to become a chiropractor herself!

Dr. Cindy has been a mentor of hers for years, so after graduating from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she soon followed in her footsteps by attending Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. Dr. Shena is currently pursuing her ICPA certification to further specialize in pediatric and pregnancy care where her passion lies.

Dr. Shena is proficient in Diversified technique, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop, Logan Basic, Active Release Technique and Activator Methods. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in Acupuncture by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In her free time, she enjoys boating, attending Lightning games, spending time with family and friends and playing with her Labrador, Finley. Dr. Shena is currently accepting new patients from 0-100+ and can’t wait to meet your family! 

Dr. Daniel Wymer


Dr. Daniel Wymer has enjoyed many different types of spinal practice over his 40+ years, from general chiropractic, integrated pain medicine, sports medicine, acupuncture, and computerized instrument adjusting. Dr. Wymer did his undergraduate studies in Southern Illinois, received his chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis, MO, and medical degree from World University School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, RD. Dr. Wymer is certified in diversified, Gonstead, activator, acupuncture, MUA (manipulation under anesthesia), spinal decompression therapy, and ProAdjustor and Pulstar computer instrumental adjusting.

Dr. Wymer is from Southern Illinois and has practiced in Florida and Virginia. He is an avid golfer with a single digit handicap. He has 2 children Danny and Lauren, both in the I.T. field. He has 4 grandchildren.

Dr. Kathryn Franchek

Dr. Kathryn was first introduced to chiropractic care in her late teens. After having dealt with chronic back problems, she was amazed at how much of a difference even her first adjustment made. After graduating from Lakewood Ranch High School, Dr. Kathryn set out on her journey towards becoming a chiropractic physician so that she could make that same difference in the lives of her patients.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Florida, Dr. Kathryn attended Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida, from which she graduated with honors. Before her graduation from Palmer, Dr. Kathryn completed a three-month internship at HCW where she worked closely with her mentor Dr. Cindy, who shares her passion for wellness.

Dr. Kathryn is proficient in Diversified, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop, Gonstead, Palmer Upper Cervical, and instrument assisted adjusting techniques.
When she is not treating patients, Dr. Kathryn enjoys art, music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Jessica Harter

Dr. Jessica Harter was first exposed to chiropractic after sustaining an injury while playing sports in high school in Celebration, Florida. She is a first-team All-American pole vaulter, graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement and Sport Science. Throughout her college experience, she worked as an intern at several chiropractic offices that helped drive her passion towards a career in health and wellness. After receiving her degree from Purdue University, Dr. Jessica graduated with honors from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. While Dr. Jessica pursued her doctorate degree, she worked as a cycling instructor for the university, where she inspired her patients and peers to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle. Dr. Jessica has extensive training and experience in a variety of adjusting techniques which include Gonstead, Thompson, Fullspine, Sacral Occipital Technique, Diversified, Extremities, and Cox Flexion Distraction. In her free time Dr. Jessica enjoys teaching and choreographing indoor cycling, skiing, scuba diving, traveling to see her family and friends, and exploring new cities. Dr. Jessica is eager to share her passion to help you and your family reach your goals from optimal sports performance to rehabilitating injuries and all around wellness!

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