Our team at Gator Family Chiropractic ensures that our expertise unlocks your body's natural healing process to ensure a better lifestyle through chiropractic care.

Pain relief is just the beginning. Our goal is for you to achieve wellness, a maintained a healthy lifestyle without pain. Achieving wellness means enjoying a better quality of life. This may also mean breaking free from a dependence on pain medications and anti-depressants.

Wellness care doesn’t involve frequent chiropractic adjustments for the rest of your life. After completing your initial therapy plan, you may come in only once per month, or even once every three months. This light maintenance will keep your spine and nervous system at its peak function through the rigors of everyday life.

​​​​​​​True to our name, Gator Family Chiropractic is a family-run practice, and our patients often bring in their family members and children for care. We want to be your partners in building a healthy lifestyle, providing chiropractic therapy only when appropriate.

Dr. Deborah Hudson

25 Years of Chiropractic Experience

Dr. Deborah Hudson is a licensed chiropractor in Gainesville, FL and the owner of Gator Family Chiropractic. She practices a variety of chiropractic techniques from manual adjustments to ProAdjuster, the latest technology in computerized analysis and adjusting. Having been in practice for over 20 years, she has treated a myriad of conditions, from ear infections in children to injuries from auto accidents to low back pain in elderly patients. Dr. Hudson believes that chiropractic is one of the key components of a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Hudson received a bachelor of science from the University of Florida in 1994, and then attended Life University in Marietta, GA for her chiropractic training. After receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998, she founded Gator Family Chiropractic in 1999 and has been practicing here in Gainesville ever since.

Dr. Hudson lives in Gainesville and is an active member of the community. She enjoys going to Gator football and basketball games. In her spare time, Dr. Hudson is an avid horse enthusiast and enjoys traveling with her husband and children.

Tina Dutill, LMT

Massage Therapist

Tina has practiced massage therapy on our team for 24 years. She is a skilled massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue massage. Tina has lived in the Gainesville, FL area most of her life. She graduated from Florida School of Massage and has been part of the GFC family since 2000.

Holly Schackow, LMT

Massage Therapist

​​​​​​​Holly has practiced massage therapy since 2001. She is skilled in a range of techniques from deep tissue massage to pilates and Kinesio taping. A longtime resident of Gainesville, FL, she graduated from Florida School of Massage and has been part of the GFC family for 23 years.

Felicia Restieri

Practice Manager and Stretch Coach

Felicia is Dr. Hudson’s youngest daughter and they have been working as team since 2016. She graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Business Administration. She has now graduated from National Academy of Sports Medicine with her certification in Stretching and Flexibility Coaching and is now a Certified Personal Trainer and Stretch Coach from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.