Meet Dr. Cassi!
Why did you decide to become a chiropractor?
I have seen a chiropractor most of my life since I was about 4 years old. My mom broke her neck in high school gym class and has seen a chiropractor ever since to help her maintain mobility in her neck. So I grew up around chiropractic and had always seen a chiropractor for my aches and pains, sports injuries, and throughout both of my pregnancies.
When I went to undergraduate, I knew that I wanted to become a doctor. It had always been my dream to help people. I soon realized that I didn’t want to be involved in western medicine and I was talking to my chiropractor, who I had seen my whole life, about what I should do, and he said, “Cassi, why don’t you become a chiropractor? I’ve seen you most of your life and this is how you practice your own healthcare—why not do that for a living?”
I wasn’t sure why I hadn’t realized that before! After reading a book called Chiropractic First, about the history of chiropractic, I realized that this made sense! I’m a very hands-on person and it sounded like a good career path! So I applied, got in, and the rest is history! I am so glad I’m here and that I made the switch from MD to DC.
What do you enjoy most about your work each day?
Everything! Working with people and helping them is so wonderful. The relationships that I build with my patients are so important to me. We tend to see our patients more often than an MD would and I really love and value that. I really care so much about my patients! It’s great to be able to make someone’s day better and help people feel better.
What do you think someone would be surprised to know about chiropractic?
A lot, unfortunately! I think there is a lot of misunderstanding about what we do as a whole and what we can do. A lot of new patients think we only work on the spine. We can literally adjust every joint in your body. With some of the specialties that I do, I
can even adjust bones in the skull and inner ear. I think there is just an overall lack of education in the community about all of the things that chiropractors can do.
I also think there is a lack of understanding around how chiropractic affects your nervous system. It’s so much more than adjustments—it really helps your brain function better.
What would patients be surprised to know about you?
Well, I talk a lot! So most of my patients know that I have a family and I have two awesome little kids that spend a lot of my free time with. I love all kinds of sports and being very active outdoors. I also love to paint and recently started taking painting classes, which is a big passion of mine. I think if I hadn’t become a doctor, I would have gone the artistic route.
I also specialize in pediatric and family wellness and there are so many things that Dr. Karis and I can help pregnant mamas and kids within those more fragile stages of life. A lot of people don’t understand that pregnant moms and kids can get chiropractic care and just how beneficial it is for them at those stages in life. A lot of people are taught to be afraid to be adjusted at those times, but it’s truly one of the most beneficial times to see a chiropractor because you’re either growing and developing a fetus’s nervous system, or as a child, your nervous system is growing and developing and changing.
Dr. Cassi is now accepting new patients! Please schedule an appointment here.