When I Grow Up

Remember people asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be like Mario Andretti and race cars. I also wanted to play hockey like Rod Gilbert (yes, I’m still a Ranger fan). Like many of you, things don’t always turn out as imagined. For some of us, we still dream about the future — what will be, what won’t.

About half way through college at Saint Peters College, I decided to apply to New York Chiropractic College, one of twenty or so in the U.S. Did I make the right call? Of course I did!

Dr. Taras Odulak, c.1992

Our practice was established in 1991 on East 7th Street, just down the block from where I grew up. I knew the neighborhood inside and out, and I took the right educational path. With the right help to get me started, our practice grew to what it is today. Our patients are happy and healthy, I have an incredible staff and I’m happy, too!

Even today, the future for chiropractic care is bright and full of promise. We don’t prescribe drugs and we’ve always been non-invasive. We help our patients feel better and stand stronger. We have a nutritional program, do custom orthotics and therapeutic massage — and now we’re working on offering Functional Medicine (treatments focusing on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, using systems of holistic medicine). You don’t have to be sick to benefit from functional medicine.

I love what I do; no regrets. Met my wife while playing hockey in Montreal — and I still play occasionally. Never raced an F1 car, but I am working on corvair_inside_wrestoring an old Chevrolet Corvair Monza coupe. So I spend my days aligning spines and my scarce free time restoring a car from the ground up!

It’s great being a chiropractor and exciting to see people benefit from my expertise.  I’m very happy we have so many wonderful patients. If you’re one of them, thank you!

If you’re considering becoming one, call 212-260-2213 to schedule an appointment.