Dr. Taylor Lehwald BSc, DC
OPC Owner/Operator – Chiropractor
Raised in Delta and a resident of South Surrey since 2009, Dr. Lehwald is deeply honored to begin serving the beautiful Ocean Park community. Taylor began his post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University, where he obtained his bachelors degree in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. With a keen interest in the health professions, Taylor was led down the Chiropractic path through his personal experiences from various sports injuries growing up. Following recovery from a significant knee injury sustained playing hockey, Taylor realized the great opportunity to help people with Chiropractic, manual therapies, and active rehabilitation. Taylor went on to study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic and graduated with Cum Laude honors.
In practice, Dr. Lehwald has a passion for sports injury management, movement assessment, functional rehabilitation and general patient care. Dr. Lehwald has worked extensively with a variety of athletes from different sports backgrounds. His evidence-based approach to Chiropractic and rehabilitation not only benefits athletes, but people of all ages. Dr. Lehwald is trained in the latest assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques in order to provide you with the best care possible.
In Dr. Lehwald’s free time he enjoys playing hockey, cycling, swimming, golfing and hiking. In recent years, Dr. Lehwald has developed a passion for running and has completed several marathons in North America. He is also an avid sports fan, cheering for all Vancouver’s finest teams!
Dr. Lehwald is currently accepting new patients. If you are not sure that Dr. Lehwald can help you with your specific injury or condition, he provides FREE (5 min.) consultations to determine if what he does is appropriate for you. Call the clinic to book your FREE phone or in-person consultation.
Dr. Brian Whitehead – Chiropractor
Brian has been practicing Chiropractic for over 25 years in the Ocean Park Community. After selling his practice in August 2014 to Dr. Scott Fedyshen, Brian decided to continue working for the clinic on a part time basis. He has enjoyed being able to still treat his established patient base while dedicating more time to his family.
Brian is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:30 – 2:00.
For those patients that are not able to see Brian during his new hours, Dr. Lehwald is more than happy to treat you during normal weekday hours and in his extended evening hours.
Poppi Sabhaney – Registered Acupuncturist
“One of the greatest feelings is to help a patient that has not been able to find relief from their symptoms from prior treatments or therapies.” – Poppi Sabhaney
I am a Trauma and Pain Management Specialist, with a focus on PTSD and scar revisional work. For the last 10 years I have been treating PTSD and the related emotional and physical injuries of active service personnel, veterans, law enforcement and civilans. Outside the clinic I also run and faciliate a trauma program for Women in recovery in New Westminster at the Westminster House.
I use a simple, innovative and effective nerve-body approach to achieve balance in the body and restore normal brain function through nerve and fascial tissue stimulation after major traumatic incidents. Healing is not just about the injuries that we see with our eyes, it is also those on the inside that are hidden. The secret is to treat the emotional scars of the mind and the physical injuries of the body in unison. And I continue to learn all techniques that involves any type of acupuncture and all regenerative based injection therapies.
Through working with external scars I also began to study medical aesthetics as many of my patients have had scars, marks or disfigurements that they felt affected their personal and unique healing process(es). The very definition of a scar is a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore that has `not healed completely’. Some scars carrying with it a memory or certain unpleasant feelings when touched. For many people this is the last step in their ability to surpass the trauma.
These are the unique services that I offer to you in your journey of healing. If any of this sounds like something that you would benefit from, let`s start that discussion. Appointments can currently be booked online or by calling the clinic.
**Please Note – we currently do not offer direct billing for acupuncture services to extended benefit providers.
Patricia Duncan – Receptionist
Pat has been with the clinic for over 15 years. She knows all the patients by name and you are sure to be greeted with a warm welcome and a smile. Our clinic Mom keeps everyone is line and operations running smoothly. She is very knowledgeable about what the chiropractors are able to treat. If you are unsure if your condition or injury can be treated by our doctors, please feel free to call and ask. If you are still not sure, you can always schedule a FREE consultation with one of our chiropractors to discuss if what we do is right for you.
Mary Ann Smith – Receptionist
Mary Ann joined our team in the Fall of 2018. With her background in reception at chiropractic clinics, she was a perfect fit. She Always has a big smile to greet you with and loves chatting with patients. She is very knowledgeable about what the chiropractors are able to treat. If you are unsure if your condition or injury can be treated by our doctors, please feel free to call and ask. If you are still not sure, you can always schedule a FREE consultation with one of our chiropractors to discuss if what we do is right for you.
Jessica McGuire – Bowen Therapist
My name is Jessica Ashlee McGuire, and I am a graduate of the Sauder School of Business at UBC, where I studied Commerce and Marketing. Throughout school and especially after graduation, I experienced severe neck and back pain from sitting at a desk for long hours during the day. But here’s the kicker: no matter what I tried to do to relieve the pain, it would only be a short while before it would return. Sound familiar? That was me until, that is, I discovered Bowen Therapy.
Bowen Therapy is an innovative acupressure technique that combines the meridian knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine but without the use of needles. Bowen Therapy technique revisits the way you cope with pain and allows you to deal with the symptoms more positively. The best part? It relieves the majority of symptoms developed from chronic and acute conditions through gentle, yet specific and targeted fascial release techniques.
The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise acupressure points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation nor adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. The Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.
For more information visit: https://whiterockbowen.ca/