Dr. Mélanie Lachapelle was born and raised in the tiny hamlet of Belle-Vallée, Ontario. Slowpitch, playing outside in the hay fields, doing the mail run were a few of the many things that kept her active. It was her love for track and field (sprinting specifically) and her parents devotion to coaching/traveling that lead her to University. She pursued her athletic career at the University of Windsor, where she received the Rookie of the Year award in track and field and was a CIS Academic All-Canadian.
Unfortunately, no high level training comes without its downs. After seeing different health care providers, it was thanks to a wonderful team of chiropractors and athletic therapists that she was able to overcome an acute low back pain episode in order to compete at the Pan-American Junior Games. This moment is what sparked her interest in chiropractic.
In 2009, Dr. Lachapelle graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. During her education at CMCC, she took part in the Canadian Chiropractic Assocation Student Council, the Research Review Service, and was part of a few treatment outreaches for beach volleyball tournaments.
Dr. Lachapelle’s chiropractic career started in Pickering, Ontario for 3 years only to follow her heart and move to Whitehorse in January 2012 due to love. She has enjoyed trying all lifestyle activities the Yukon has to offer and continues to enjoy running, mountain biking and broomball.
Key features in practicing in the Yukon have been the diversity of patients and being able to exercise her native tongue, to converse in French, at work. She has special interests in treating women in pregnancy and sports injuries.