Meet the Chiropractors

  • Joseph J. Paun, MS, DC

    Chiropractic, Nutrition, Physiotherapy

    Dr. Joseph Paun is a local boy, born and raised in South Holland, IL. While growing up, Dr. Joe was active in academics and athletics and he excelled in both areas. 

    After graduating from Thornwood High School (IL), he went on to study Chemistry and Kinesiology at the University of Illinois. He continued his excellence in academics at U of I and when he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science, he was the recipient of several honors and awards. Dr. Joe continued his education at the National University of Health Sciences, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in just three years. In 2007, he finished his Master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

    Due to his background as a dedicated athlete, Dr. Joe possesses a passion for health and wellness, one that he shares with his patients. In addition to his years as a wrestler for Thornwood and the University of Illinois, Dr. Joe has dabbled in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world and in track and field, completing four marathons.

    Dr. Joe is proud to provide his patients with high quality wellness care and to help serve the community as a stepping stone for leading a healthier life.

    View Dr. Joe's CV

  • Sarah R. Paun, DC, LAc

    Pediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Fertility

    Dr. Sarah is a believer in chiropractic through and through and has been in the nearly twenty years since she was first introduced to the field. You can read her blog entry at Paun Pearls, where she explains how she started on the path to serving the community as a doctor.

    Dr. Sarah is not just a Doctor of Chiropractic, she is a person that lives the advice she gives her patients. Whenever she feels a cold coming on, she gets adjusted. When she is sluggish on energy, she gets adjusted. When she feels a tension headache coming on, she gets adjusted. When she has stomach cramps, she gets adjusted. And if the day comes when her lower back begins to feel painful, Dr. Sarah will get adjusted. 

    But every story has a beginning and Dr. Sarah's starts in the southwestern part of Virginia, where she grew up. Many patients can tell she is 'not from around here' by the gentle 'twang' in her voice. In 1999, she graduated high school and continued her education at Radford University,where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition. After heeding the advice of her brother-in-law, she began classes at the National University of Health Sciences, where she was granted her D.C. in 2007. Following her graduation, Dr. Sarah went on to become a licensed acupuncturist, with over 300 clinical hours to date, to compliment the care she provides patients.

    Drs. Joe and Sarah met while attending NUHS They married in 2005 and two years later they not only opened their own practice following Dr. Sarah's graduation, but they welcomed their first child, Nadia. Today, the Pauns have not only watched as their practice has grown, but their family as well. Drs. Sarah and Joe welcomed Joseph ('Junior') in 2010, Jocelynn in 2013, Beau in 2015, and Dane in 2017.