Matthew B. Horvath, D.C.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to become a doctor
Dr. Matt Horvath of Horvath Chiropractic
But what type? What interested me the most is how the body can heal itself, if given the chance. I can remember as a teenager, some friends and I went to the ball field to play baseball one early spring. Without warming up, I picked up a baseball bat and swung it very hard. When I did this I heard and felt a “pop” in my mid back and felt immediate pain. Needless to say getting home was going to be quite difficult. Several weeks had passed with many visits to doctor to doctor and many x-rays with no real diagnosis. One medical doctor suggested that I wear orthopedic shoes for awhile. I finally ventured into a chiropractors office. After taking some x-rays on my mid-back, he showed me an area where a spinal segment misaligned a bit. This is what caused the “pop” and was the cause of my pain. After a few adjustments, my back pain ,of several weeks, was starting to get better. I then became interested in becoming a Chiropractor with the help of Dr. Hoffman .
Chiropractic Education & Training
My undergraduate studies were done at Henry Ford Community College and I then transferred to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. My Chiropractic education was from Logan College of Chiropractic . I received by Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and my Doctor of Chiropractic. I also received my post graduate education in Acupuncture at Logan too. Since then I received my C.C.S.P.(Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner) from National College in 1991. Throughout the years, I’ve attended various seminars in Chiropractic and over 800 hours in Acupuncture.
I would have to say my favorite class was human anatomy. It was very interesting working on the cadavers. Mr. Ellis who taught the class at that time was excellent!
I took acupuncture as a post-graduate course at Logan college of Chiropractic starting in 1985. I received my diploma in Applied Acupuncture from Logan College in 1987 . Since then, I have taken several post graduate courses in acupuncture from Doctors Yennie, Sunderledge, Amaro and Walker. I have over 800 hours in post graduate work. I also spent a few weeks in Beijing, China, in 1998. I visited a traditional hospital that used acupuncture, tai chi and qi gong. It was very interesting watching the doctors work. I group I was with were able to many of the townspeople with chiropractic, qi gong and acupuncture.
I am currently enrolled in another advanced acupuncture and Chinese Herbal course.
Lifetime Wellness Care
As a chiropractor, I feel that it is important for patients to incorporate chiropractic care into their lifestyle. This is what chiropractic is all about. Lifetime wellness care. This is what I do! I get adjusted about every 4-6 weeks and use acupuncture as well. Most of us get dental checkups, right? Why not take care of your spine. The basic premise of chiropractic is structure leading to function. If my structure is out of balance, then the way I function through day to day life will be affected. You owe it to yourself and to the people closest to you to be the best that you can be. Through natural Chiropractic Care.
As most of my patients know, I’m originally from the Detroit Metropolitan area. I moved down to Rocky Mount to help Dr. Scarborough through his illness. Sooo..this practice has been serving the Nash Edgecombe area for about 50 years! I am currently living in the Fuquay-Varina area and commute on a daily basis. It’s about an hour and twenty minute commute to make it to the office.
I am currently married to beautiful woman Stacy. Stacy and I were married on April 28, 2013. She is a pediatric nurse. We have so much in common. Match.com really does work! She has four wonderful children, so I have a ready made family. Emily who is 19, Thomas 17, Matthew 15 and Joseph 13. We have a fantastic time together and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!!!
We do have a new addition to our family, an English bull dog, Harley. I moved out to the Fuquay-Varina area, we had a very successful ribbon cutting with the chamber on May the 1st with about 40 chamber members showing up.
My hobbies include speanding time with my family, scuba diving, playing the guitar and hockey. The boys and I love to play street hockey in the fall. Of course, it’s the Detroit Red Wings first Canes second.(Sorry). My favorite place to dive is Belize! I’m also a University of Michigan fan as well as a Detroit Lion and Tiger fan.
For my health habits, I mentioned earlier, I get adjusted about once a month. My Chiropractor is out of town, as well as Dr. Lee, who does Acupuncture. Nutrition is very important. That’s why I use supplements like Standard Process, Apex Energetics. Exercise too is very important!
Thanks for visiting our site. We at Horvath Chiropractic look forward to meeting you in person and hope to get an opportunity to discuss your health needs- Matthew B. Horvath, DC