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Dracut Chiropractor : Dr. Gerard Cassista

Chiropractic saved my life….literally!

Dracut Chiropractor, Dr. Gerard Cassista

Dr. Gerard Cassista

I am a second generation chiropractor. My father had a practice in Dracut. I became a chiropractor because chiropractic saved my life – literally! When I was three years old, I got a collapsed lung from a fall off of the top bunk of a bunk bed. I was in the hospital and not responding well. My lung would not inflate even with the best interventions of the day. Because my father was studying to be a chiropractor at the time, he enlisted the help of a chiropractor who came to the hospital and gave me an adjustment. That adjustment turned my life power back on! My lung began to inflate and began the process of healing. When I was about seven, my parents told me the story. It impacted me so much that I have to say I became a chiropractor when I was seven. Since following the footsteps of my dad, I have never wanted to be anything else since then.


I received my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts and my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The intensity and level of information I learned about the body and its ability to self-regulate and heal itself when there is no interference was life changing. Class after class, semester after semester all boiled down to the one big idea. After graduating, I became a member of the Palmer faculty as an instructor of Radiation Physics for 3 years. I was also a keynote speaker and instructor of Continuing Education in Spinal Orthopedics.

I’ve taken hundreds, if not thousands, of post graduate work in chiropractic, nutrition, pediatrics, and other health topics. I love education the public on how to better take care of their health and am an ally in helping create a healthy lifestyle. As a result, I have been a guest or keynote speaker for many groups and organizations.

I am a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, a member and a Past President of the Merrimack Valley Chiropractic Society, Past Chairman of Continuing Education and Board Member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, a member of the International Chiropractic Association, a Certified Seminar Leader, Past Chairman of Say No To Drugs Campaign, 1991 and was a contributing author to the Merrimack Journal Newspaper.

My Family

I have two beautiful daughters. My oldest, Emily, teaches anatomy and science in high school. My younger daughter, Ali, is a hair stylist and excellent snowboarder.

I met my wife, Lorraine, in high school. She was the only girl I ever dated, took her to the prom and have been married since 1974. Dr. Lorraine is a chiropractor, has a degree in psychology, is a life coach and wrote for our local newspaper for over 15 years. She has an excellent sense of humor, was a member of an improv comedy troop and never stops learning new things.

About Me

I love to stay active. I enjoy tennis, golf, racquetball, basketball, sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, surfing, snowboarding and generally love to have a good time. One of my favorite things to do is to speak to groups, clubs and organizations. I love public speaking, teaching and learning and the feeling I get when I see light bulbs going on in peoples heads. I receive chiropractic care on a regular basis to keep my active lifestyle. My wife and children also receive chiropractic care on a regular basis. I enjoy staying active and completed my first triathlon at age 50.

In addition to sports, I’ve always enjoyed woodworking. I built a Ferris wheel and a paratrooper ride when I was 10 years old. My wife and I built and sold portable chiropractic tables while in chiropractic college. It’s what paid our tuition. We sold the business when we moved back home.

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