Meet The Doctors

Dr. Leo Lachowich, D.C.

Leo web“For years I suffered with headaches and was told that in many cases this is a temporary condition,” explains Dr. Lachowich. “I heard testimonials on the radio how Dr. Johnson, a chiropractor, helped people with headaches and so I decided to see a chiropractor.

“It was a miracle. I’ll never forget that first adjustment. It was as if a huge weight was suddenly lifted from my shoulders. That’s when I decided I wanted to be a chiropractor.”

Dr. Lachowich began his pre-chiropractic education at the University of Ottawa where he studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses.

After completing his studies there, he was accepted to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. During his four years at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic Public Clinic. Dr. Lachowich returned to the Ottawa area to establish his practice after graduating in 1980.

“We love to see a patient’s first experience,” smiles Dr. Lachowich. “I still remember the wonderful feeling I had when I went to the chiropractor for the first time. Hence we make it a point to tell the patient to expect a wonderful experience. We also explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to over-communicate. Patients appreciate that.”

Dr. Lachowich has been married to Maria for 37 years. They have one child, Tatyana, who also graduated from the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and now practices alongside him.


Dr. Tatyana S. Lachowich

Tatyana headshot web Dr. Tatyana S. Lachowich, DC, B.Sc. (Hons) is a board-certified chiropractor in the province of Ontario with a special interest in working with families. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, an acupuncture and custom orthotic provider and is a traditionally trained yoga teacher. Dr. Tatyana is the CEO and creator of Urban Panda Health and Wellness, a company created to help decrease chemical, physical and emotional stressors in the lives of families through health seminars, yoga classes and stress reduction workshops.

Dr. Lachowich graduated Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree with a focus in Human Kinetics. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Before graduating with her doctorate in 2009 she was awarded two clinical internships at Anishnawbe Health Center and South Riverdale Community Health Center in Toronto.

Dr. Tatyana has a very personal reason for deciding to dedicate her life to helping families through chiropractic care. After a traumatic birth, she would not sleep, cried constantly and refused any source of nourishment. Like in many births, forceps and suction were used to help in the delivery process. This caused trauma to her neck and head. Desperate for a way to help Tatyana, her mother took her to a chiropractor. It was on this visit that tight muscles and a blocked cervical joint were located in her neck. This is what chiropractors call a vertebral subluxation. It was only after an adjustment of this subluxation that she was able to latch and sleep through the night.

Dr. Tatyana believes that all members of your family, from infants and athletes to grandmothers and grandfathers, can benefit from chiropractic care. When the spine is in alignment your brain can communicate with your body without any interruption. This in turn will decrease stress and help you function at 100% of your maximum vitality. She offers a wide range of treatment types including Diversified, Koren Specific Technique, muscle release therapy and instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment. She is also trained in dispensing custom orthotics and is licensed to perform acupuncture.

To book your educational workshop, yoga class or seminar, please contact Dr. Tatyana at [email protected] and please follow and like facebook.com/urbanpandahealth for complimentary health and wellness content.