Meet Dr. Cory Kopas
"I was 13 years old when I decided I was going to be a chiropractor and I have never looked back!"
It was one of those things where you just know it was what you were meant to do. The more I learned, the more I knew this was the path for me. I was always fascinated by the body's ability to heal, recover, and function in general.
My family, specifically my Great-Grandmother, always said that I was going to be a priest when I grew up. I think she'd be happy knowing I do what I do now, as I practice with the faith that the body was designed in God's image and it has everything it needs to function at full potential given the right conditions.
A Close Call that Changed my Perspective
When my wife and I's oldest son was born, he wasn't breathing.
I watched a team of doctors and nurses come crashing through the doors. I saw a nurse, dedicated to keeping my wife calm, attempt to distract her from what was happening. I saw my son receiving CPR. They got him back and I am forever thankful for the medical team that stepped in when I couldn't, but I knew then that I would do everything possible to not let that happen to my wife or any of our children again.
Four Years Later...
We were with our midwife and our third child, our baby girl, had arrived. I had studied, extensively in pediatrics, and heard many stories similar to what was presenting. Our daughter was born quickly and she too was not breathing. The cord had been wrapped around her neck twice and she had a true knot in her cord.
Our midwife continued checking her, I knew I needed to adjust her but didn't want to get in the way. My wife yelled, "Adjust her!", and a few seconds later our baby girl was breathing normally.
In those 4 years, our oldest son struggled with sensory issues and speech delay. And, I just want you to know, I have been there. I have lived through the frustration of not knowing what your child wants, the 2-hour meltdowns because you tried to wash his hair, and the twice a week speech therapy sessions. I know.
But I also know, it gets better! Routine adjustments and commitment to lifestyle adjustments at home can get your child living their best life.
Becoming a Chiropractor
Dr. Cory Kopas is armed with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic, as well as two Bachelor's degrees in Life Science and Exercise Science.
He is a Certified Webster Technique provider, a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Texas Chiropractic Association. He has extensive postgraduate education on various topics which include the completion of the Epic Pediatrics training program and is currently studying with the ICPA to receive his CACCP.
Loving Life in Abilene
Dr. Cory is happily married with 2 sons and a daughter. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, catching a good live band, and taking the kids on adventures.