Our Medical Team
Dr. Paul Dion
As a native of the Pioneer Valley, Dr. Paul Dion has always called the area home. He attended Agawam High School and eventually achieved his Bachelors of Science in Biology from nearby Westfield State University. He then went on to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College before returning here to Springfield to begin his practice.
Dr. Dion is passionate about chiropractic not only professionally, but also personally. At just 15 years old, he himself was injured while playing ice hockey. His body was slammed up against the arena boards, resulting in a debilitating lower back injury. Despite having extreme pain, weakness, numbness, and difficulty walking, a local emergency room merely sent him home with a prescription for pain medication. In an effort to find relief, Dr. Dion took the advice of his father and sought treatment from a local chiropractor. Where conventional medicine failed him, chiropractic corrected a pinched nerve in his back almost immediately. After a series of care, Dr. Dion’s condition was completely resolved and his pain eliminated.
Today, Dr. Dion is dedicated to helping patients of all ages learn more about the benefits of chiropractic. He believes that preventing pain is as important as treating it and is committed to educating patients about the many ways they can take control of their health and live a pain-free life.
Tawnie Cooley – Office Manager
Tawnie Cooley, also an alumni of Agawam High School, received her Certified Nurse Assistant license at the young age of 16 and went on to graduate at the top of her class two years later. She has worked in many different facilities around Western Massachusetts since then and has excelled in the art of caring for people in need. She thoroughly enjoyed her job as a CNA for five years before it was time she test her limits and go back to school. Tawnie decided it was time she further herself deeper into the medical field when she signed up for a licensure program at Porter and Chester Institute of Chicopee. There, she not only learned but excelled at Medical Billing and Coding. Before graduation, Tawnie was the first of her class to obtain a job in the field and received a scholarship due to her perfect attendance and excellent grades which eliminated her of student debts.
Callie Fruwirth, Agawam High School alumni as well, graduated in the top of her class in 2013. She then completed two years of schooling at Holyoke Community College working towards her degree in Psychology. Soon after, she decided she wanted to further her job experience and was hired at Springfield Family Chiropractic where she is receiving thorough on-the-job training. She is looking forward to learning more about chiropractic and is already a firm believer that chiropractic care is key to living a healthy, prosperous life.
Jodi Holda – LMT
Jodi has been a life-long resident of Massachusetts. She was raised in Wilbraham and graduated from
Minnechaug Regional High School. From there, Jodi attended Framingham State University where she received her Bachelor’s in the Arts Degree in Psychology. Jodi then obtained a position in the Human Services Field.
After 24 rewarding years in Human Services, Jodi decided to pursue her passion of becoming a Massage Therapist. She enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT and graduated at the top of her class. Upon completion of this program and graduation, Jodi obtained her Massage Therapy License in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Jodi continues to take Continuing Education classes related to massage Therapy and looks forward to growing her skills and practice for many years to come. Her modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Pre-Natal Massage.