Thursday, July 11, 2013
Drs. Pete and Lolin Hilgartner met in 1992 while attending Western States Chiropractic College, (now called University of Western States) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Lolin was in her last year of training when Dr. Pete started his first year after returning from the Gulf War. He had served almost six years on active duty in the Marine Corps as an Artillery Officer and decided learn how to fix bodies…especially his own.
Dr. Lolin spent her first year after graduating working as an associate in the busiest chiropractic clinic in Portland before she opened her own practice. She spent the next three years in practice while Pete finished his studies. They were married in February 1995.
Dr. Pete graduated in 1996. By that time, they had had their son Caleb and had decided to move back to the east coast where their families were.
They settled in Leesburg, Virginia and opened Hilgartner Chiropractic Clinic in 1997.
During this time, Dr. Pete continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve, finally resigning his commission at the rank of Major in 2000.
Both doctors have continued their advanced training with hundreds of hours of continuing education in functional neurology, functional medicine, rehabilitation, sports science, clinical nutrition and biomechanics. Dr. Lolin is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the American College of Nutrition and a Certified Functional Endocrinologist.
In 2010, they changed the name of their practice to Hilgartner Health Institute to better reflect the scope and purpose of their practice. There stated mission is to Teach, Lead and Empower people to achieve their peak potential for health and happiness.
Dr. Pete has developed an extremely successful, 10 week, brain-based weight-loss program that he holds three to four times a year.
Dr. Lolin has developed a unique set of protocols she calls Neurologically-Based nutrition and has had tremendous success treating children with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Asthma, Allergies and various learning difficulties.
Both Drs. are sought after speakers and have presented at national conferences to professionals and to the lay public.