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Dr. Mark A. Pierce, D.C., B.C.A.O., Executive Director/Owner
Dr. Mark A. Pierce is one of only 14 Board-Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors in the state of Florida and has been in practice for 27 years, serving Jacksonville and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Pierce graduated from Life University in 1989, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He is a fourth generation chiropractor and began his career under the direction of his father, Dr. Burton A. Pierce Jr. at Pierce Chiropractic Clinic. During this time, Dr. Pierce became a Board-Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Dr. Pierce has partnered with many of the local sports communities and served as the team chiropractor for several professional teams including the Jacksonville Bullets, Jacksonville Lizard Kings, Jacksonville Barracudas, Jacksonville Suns and Jacksonville Cyclones. Currently, Dr. Pierce is the official team chiropractor for the Jacksonville Armada.
In early 2000, Dr. Pierce opened his first practice, Mark Pierce Chiropractic Clinic. He expanded the clinic in 2013 to Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville, ensuring his patients would receive the best chiropractic care, as well as medical and rehabilitation care. By combining the components of medicine he felt best complemented chiropractic, Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville proudly offers a holistic approach to healthcare.
Kyle S. Jackson, Co-Executive Director/Case Manager
Kyle S. Jackson graduated from the University of Florida (UF) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He also played football for the university from 2004-2008 and was a member of the 2006 National Championship team. During his football career, Kyle sustained a career-ending back injury requiring surgery. He was told he would never play football again. He opted out of surgery and began chiropractic treatment with Dr. Mark Pierce at Mark Pierce Chiropractic Clinic. Not only did he heal from his injury, Kyle went on to play the game he loved and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after graduating from UF.
Following his football career, Kyle continued to be amazed by the miraculous healing he’d experienced from his chiropractic care. As a result, he enrolled in the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2009 and graduated in 2012, receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic. During this time, he also received training in sports therapy, allowing him to attend city sporting events and perform chiropractic treatments and therapies for participating athletes. After graduation, Kyle began his chiropractic career where he received his first chiropractic adjustment at Mark Pierce Chiropractic Clinic, now known as Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville. Kyle also leads our educational seminars on regenerative stem cell therapy.
Dr. Marc Blatt, D.O.
Dr. Marc B. Blatt is a practicing Hospitalist in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in Internal Medicine. Dr. Blatt graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. He completed an internship at Palmetto General Hospital from 1997-1998. He completed his residency at the University of Florida from 1998-2001. Dr. Blatt currently practices at Jacksonville Hospitalists, PA and is affiliated with Memorial Hospital and Baptist Medical Center Beaches.
Alexis Aulisio, MSN, ARNP
Alexis Aulisio graduated in 2012 with honors from Regis College. After graduation, she spent five years in Boston working in primary care and sports medicine. In 2017, Alexis joined the Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville team to help patients manage their healthcare, reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Alexis administers joint and bursae injections and is certified to administer Botox injections as well. She also provides trigger point therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) under the clinic’s pain management program.
Alexis received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara. When she’s not caring for her patients, Alexis enjoys spending time at the beach with her friends.
Dr. Bret Toftness, D.C., Chiropractor
Dr. Bret Toftness grew up in northwest Wisconsin and comes from a family of several chiropractors – he is the twenty-third chiropractor in his family! Dr. Toftness received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Winona State University. He also played collegiate golf, where he was a four-time All-Conference selection, two-time Conference Player of the Year and a Division II All-American.
Dr. Toftness received his bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Radiology, Academic Excellence and Who’s Who in America. While at Logan, he was accepted to the Montgomery Health Clinic, a clinic specializing in family practice, sport specific injuries and rehabilitation.
Dr. Toftness enjoys helping patients improve their health and performance. He stays abreast of chiropractic and rehabilitative studies, applying his knowledge to guide his patient care. Dr. Toftness has pursued postgraduate training in functional medicine, which he has a great passion for.
Mansi K. Galvankar, PT, MPT, Physical Therapist
Mansi K. Galvankar, PT, MPT is our resident Physical Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2010 from Sancheti Institute and her Master’s Degree in 2013 from Manipal University, India with majors in Community Rehabilitation and Occupational Health. Through her physical therapy background, Mansi has gained professional experience and expertise to treat a variety of orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, pediatric and geriatric conditions.
Mansi is published in the Journal of Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in 2012 and she’s a certified BLS (basic life support) provider.
Dr. Matthew D. Pierce, D.C., Chiropractor
Dr. Matthew D. Pierce graduated from Life University in 1991, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Pierce is a fourth generation chiropractor. He began his career alongside his brother Dr. Mark Pierce under the direction of their father, Dr. Burton A. Pierce Jr. at Pierce Chiropractic Clinic. Throughout his time at Pierce Chiropractic, Dr. Pierce played a pivotal role growing the practice into Superior Physical Medicine.
Upon his father’s retirement, Dr. Pierce joined the team at Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville in 2016, bringing more than 26 years of chiropractic experience and a speciality in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic.