Dr. Mathias M. Pastore, DC
Dr. Mat Pastore grew up in Ocean County, New Jersey, where he went to the same high school as his wife, Mary Anne. They have been married 30 years and live in Chester with their 2 sons, Collin and Eric.
Prior to beginning his chiropractic studies, Dr. Mat spent 3 years as a cadet in the United States Merchant Marine, at Fort Schuyler, in New York. He then attended the oldest Chiropractic college in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1991. He practiced for 2 years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and then moved to Chester in 1993 to found Breckenridge Chiropractic. He also completed a one-year postgraduate certification program in Sports Chiropractic, earning his C.C.S.P. (certified chiropractic sports physician).
Dr. Mat’s interest in chiropractic started many years ago when he was playing soccer in a local men’s league. He went up for a not-so-graceful head ball and landed way wrong on his left knee. It hurt so badly; he thought it was broken. The next morning he got out of bed and fell flat on his face in tears from the pain. He went to the ER and sat there for two hours, waiting. Finally, they told him it wasn’t broken, sold him an ace bandage and a pair of crutches, and sent him on his way. He couldn’t walk; he couldn’t work, and he was not happy! He doesn’t know exactly what motivated him to do it, but he called a local chiropractor and hobbled on over to see him. The chiropractor did an exam, took some x-rays, treated him, and he walked out of his office without the crutches! He was amazed!
Shortly after that, while playing racquet ball with his best friend (who had just started practicing as a chiropractor), he made the decision to change career paths and become a chiropractor. He’s been helping improve people’s lives ever since!
Receptionist/New Patient Coordinator
Meet Rayelle, your first point of contact in our office. Her warm, friendly smile will greet you when you call or arrive for an appointment, and she’ll surely make you feel welcome.
Rayelle is here to make sure that all of our patients get the best care possible, and she is always available to answer any questions you may have.
Finance and Insurance/ Rehabilitative Exercise Coordinator
Dana has always worked in the healthcare field and loves what she does. She has been certified in CPR and as an EMT and worked for 5 years with the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. She also holds a B.S. in Health Care Administration.
In our office, she handles all of our insurance and financial needs for our patients. She is also trained as our Rehabilitative Exercise Coordinator and works with patients directly on a daily basis with doctor prescribed core and stabilizing exercises.
Scheduler/Weight Loss Coach
Shannon is a great advocate of chiropractic care as a non-invasive healing art.
She will help you with your scheduling needs for chiropractic care, spinal decompression, weight loss or massage. Shannon can be quite creative in working with those who have challenging work schedules so don’t hesitate to ask her for help. She’ll make it all seem easy!
Shannon’s strong passion for helping people through a healthy lifestyle allows her enthusiasm as a Weight Loss Coach to shine through as well.Through her experience in our office, she has learned the incredible benefits of chiropractic and has become certified as our weight loss coach.
She provides ongoing support and encouragement to her dieters with her warm smile, expertise, and enthusiasm for the diet.
Mary Anne Pastore
Marketing and Public Relations Director/Weight Loss Coach
Mary Anne grew up on the Jersey Shore and went to high school with her husband of 33 years, Dr. Mat Pastore. After attending a community college for 2 years, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Kean College in Union, New Jersey. She moved to Davenport, Iowa with Dr. Mat while he attended chiropractic school and supported them while he pursued his dream.
Upon graduation, she worked with him in Pennsylvania as his Office Manager in his early years of practice until the birth of their first son, Collin. Shortly after Collin’s birth, they moved their family to Chester and with the arrival of their second son, Eric; she took some time off to raise their family.
Five years ago, Mary Anne became an Ideal Protein certified weight loss coach. She offers years of knowledge in the diet protocol while helping dieters on their journey to reaching their weight loss goals. She is always available to answer any questions you may have.