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Meet Kenner Chiropractor, Dr. Paul Tassin

Dr. Paul Tassin analysing the midback.

Dr. Paul Tassin analyzing the mid back.

In college, I was taking my pre-medical prerequisites chasing my dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon (even though I didn’t really like the thought of doing surgery). I envisioned having to do surgery wearing something resembling a spacesuit to avoid contracting any crazy diseases.

While taking the courses, a friend of mine was working for a chiropractor. My friend was able to get me all sorts of “inside” information, including a list of chiropractic colleges. The more I read, the more intrigued I was with chiropractic.

My parents had been chiropractic patients for years. The thought of helping someone without drugs or surgery seemed to be the way to go, the “wave of the future”. In my chiropractic “investigation” I discovered that the same prerequisites were required for pre-chiropractic and pre-medical, so I was already on my way!

Chiropractic Education

I went to Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. I was engaged and trying to complete my doctorate at the same time. Pasadena was the closest chiropractic college around. The education I received at the “closest” school was unbelievable. I learned anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, and so much more, that it was almost overwhelming at times. Who knew that to be a chiropractor, you have to learn the same stuff that a medical doctor has to learn!

Our school even had an out studies program that allowed us to do rounds with medical students. We observed lots of different surgeries and procedures while doing rounds. You’ll never believe which one made me sick! You have to ask me to find out.

The thought of doing surgery wearing a ‘spacesuit’ made me rethink my decision…”

Working with Children and Athletes

Even Eeyore needs adjustments.

Even Eeyore needs adjustments.

I feel like I connect well with children, whether they are the patient, or just with the patient. My staff sometimes thinks I’ve lost my mind. I put the kids at ease, which in turn puts the parents at ease.

I especially enjoy working with athletes, young or old. I can relate to them because I am also an athlete. Seeing an injured athlete get back to their sport is probably one of the most fulfilling parts of my job!

My Personal Life

I have been married to my wonderful wife Stacy since 1992. She has given me two beautiful (and feisty) daughters, Sarah and Grace. We love to go grab a coffee and go to the zoo or French Market on the weekend.

I am very active and enjoy my hobbies – triathlon racing and adventure racing. Some of the races are long endurance races. I originally started training and racing when my children were very young. It allowed me to get up and train while they were asleep and still be back early enough to enjoy the day with them. Since my girls have gotten older, my wife decided to join me in training and racing so it has become something that we can do together. I try to stay in the best shape that I can because I can’t very well tell you to do something that I wouldn’t do. The training I do for the triathlons and adventure racing consists of swimming, biking, running and canoeing. I do at least one of these activities most days of the week. I drink lots of water throughout the day. Of course I do live in the New Orleans area, so my eating habits are not always the best. I do try to watch what I eat most of the time, and I fast several times a year to allow my body to function like it should.

Dr. Paul Tassin analysing the neck.

Dr. Paul Tassin analyzing the neck.

My goal in chiropractic college was to be the best adjuster. Although that goal has expanded some, it is still to offer the best chiropractic care to my patients. The technique that I use most often in my practice is Diversified, although I am familiar with many other techniques. If you have a certain technique that you like, let me know.

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