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Meet Dr. Gerard Cassista

Chiropractic saved my life….literally!

Dr Gerard photoI am a second generation chiropractor. My father had a practice in Dracut. I became a chiropractor because chiropractic literally saved my life! When I was three years old, I suffered a collapsed lung from a fall off of the top bunk of a bunk bed. Even after surgery to help inflate my lung, it was not responding well. Because my father was studying to be a chiropractor at the time, he enlisted the help of one of his instructors at school who was a chiropractor. His teacher came to the hospital and gave me an adjustment. That adjustment freed up the nerve interference caused by the fall bringing function back to my lung to begin the process of healing. Since following the footsteps of my dad, I have never wanted to be anything else.



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. What I learned about the body and its ability to self-regulate and heal itself when there is no interference in the nervous system was life changing. 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 hours of post graduate work in chiropractic, nutrition, pediatrics, and other health topics. I love educating 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, clubs and organizations. I am available to speak at your business, school, club or organization. Contact us to schedule an event or health talk.

I am also a published author of a case study in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. April 20, 2009. The study is entitled Improvement in a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Kyphotic Cervical Curve and Vertebral Subluxation Undergoing Chiropractic Care.

Dr Cassista getting an award

Awards & Memberships

As a long-standing member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, I have served in a number of capacities:

  • Member of the Board since 1982
  • President of the Board from 2019 – October 2021
  • Past Chairman of Continuing Education
  • Current Chairman of the Board
  • Voted Chiropractor of the Year in 2017
  • Nominated Chiropractor of the Year in 2016 and 2019
  • Past President of the Merrimack Valley Chiropractic Society
  • Certified Seminar Leader, Past Chairman of Say No To Drugs Campaign, 1991
  • Contributing author to the Merrimack Journal
  • Certified Seminar Leader

Outside the Office

My wife and I went to high school together. We went to the prom together and were married three years later. Dr. Lorraine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a chiropractic degree from Palmer College. Although no longer in active practice, she is still very much a part of our office as a great resource for patients and business management for the office. After leaving active practice, she became a life coach and a certified Enneagram teacher. She was a writer for our local newspaper for 15 years. She loves photography, art, writing and anything creative. She recently completed a year-long gardening coach program in 2023.

We have two beautiful and talented daughters. Our oldest was a high school biology teacher for 16 years and is now a life coach and published author of several books. Our youngest is a hair stylist who owns her own hair salon upstairs from our office and is also a talented painter who paints pet portraits.

Personally, I love to stay physically active. I enjoy tennis, racquetball, golf, basketball, sailing, wake boarding, 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 about health and fitness. I regularly receive chiropractic care (mostly from my wife) to maintain my active lifestyle which allowed me to complete my first triathlon at age 50.. My wife and children also receive chiropractic care on a regular basis.

In addition to sports, I’ve always enjoyed woodworking. I built a working Ferris wheel that held 4 riders, and a paratrooper ride that was 22′ high when I was 10 years old. I have photos to prove it! 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. I love woodworking in my basement.

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Dr. Gerard Cassista | (978) 957-5585