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. Jaclyn Yorke BKin, BSc, DC
Dr. Jaclyn Yorke was raised in the Cloverdale area and moved to Ocean Park in early 2020. She is excited to practice close to home and provide care for the community. She completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley with a passion for functional movement, athletic injuries, and neurobiology.
After sustaining injuries from a snowboarding accident during her undergraduate education, she received chiropractic care that inspired her to pursue a career as a Chiropractor. She then moved to Portland, Oregon where she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western States, and simultaneously obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.
In practice, Dr. Yorke believes in a multidisciplinary approach to patient-centered care. Her treatment focuses on chiropractic adjustments, various soft tissue modalities, exercise rehabilitation, and education that is individualized to each patient. She understands how debilitating an injury can be, and her goal is to provide you with the right tools to prevent future injuries and get you moving pain free again.
Dr. Yorke enjoys keeping active in her free time by lifting weights, recreational running, doing Pilates, and going on local hikes.
Dr. Yorke is currently accepting new patients!
Dr. Melissa Sawatzky DC
Dr. Sawatzky grew up in Ladner, working as a lifeguard and aqua-fit instructor. After experiencing the beneficial aspects of chiropractic adjustments, her curiosity was piqued and a passion for musculoskeletal adjustments began.
Having attended the University of Western States, Dr. Sawatzky graduated Cum Laude, also having studied motion palpation for adults and children, cranial, and instrument assisted soft tissue techniques. She is an active member of the ICPA and is certified in the Webster technique.
Melissa’s goal is to facilitate natural healing and provide treatment to the body as a whole by not only adjusting, but also educating patients about postural awareness, every day movements, exercise, and diet. In this way, she hopes to help people use their bodies as they are designed.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Sawatzky enjoys hiking, experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, weight lifting, swimming, and painting.
Heather Locke – Registered Massage Therapist
Heather Locke, RMT, ATRI, has been practicing massage therapy in British Columbia for 19 years. Her scope of practice includes deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, infant massage, pre/post natal massage, Hydro Therapy/Pool Therapy, and remedial exercise.
Heather graduated from the D’Arcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario and has passed both the Ontario and British Columbia board exams.
She has worked with clients of all ages with a wide variety of ailments. Her diverse experience includes working with many competitive athletes at professional sporting events.
Prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Heather coached figure skating and instructed aerobics. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband and three children and enjoys making fantastic cakes, photography, and playing with her kids.
Dr. Brian Whitehead – Chiropractor
After practicing Chiropractic in the Ocean Park Community for more than 25 years, Brian has decided to retire from practice. For those patients who are in need of treatment, Dr. Lehwald is more than happy to continue your care.
We wish Brian the best in whatever adventure he persues next!
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.
Chloe Leek – Receptionist
Chloe joined our team in the Spring of 2021. With her background in hospitality management, she was a perfect fit. 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.