Dr. Tara (Snyder) Buchakjian (most easily pronounced 'boo-cha-chin') was born and raised in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, but has spent the most time in Hatboro. She is a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School. Dr. Tara began her pre-chiropractic education at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown PA and received a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.). She was then accepted at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, New York. After completing a 5 year graduate program at NYCC, she was awarded her degree as Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) in 2004.
Her lifelong passion to specialize in the care of infants, children and pregnant women lead Dr. Tara to pursue Board Certification as a Pediatric Chiropractor holding a 400 hour Diplomate in Pediatric Chiropractic by the Academy of Family Chiropractic. Many of Dr. Tara's patients are infants and children. Dr. Tara is an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and regularly expands her knowledge and skills through additional studies in pediatric and perinatal chiropractic care . For children, Dr. Tara offers adjustments to restore the nervous system function and allow the body the ability to express a greater state of well-being and health. She has helped children with colic, nursing difficulties, asthma, reflux, and chronic infections.
Dr. Tara is also certified in the Webster Technique which is a safe, gentle, and effective chiropractic treatment that prepares the pregnant woman for delivery. The technique seeks to correct sacral misalignment, balance pelvic muscles and ligaments and reduce in-utero constraint to the baby which allows the baby to get in the best possible position for birth. The result is a safer, easier labor and delivery. Because of the effect that chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, allowing for safer, easier deliveries and optimized health benefits for both the mother and baby. For mothers who recently delivered, Dr. Tara offers to stabilize the pelvic regions as the ligaments are lax due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy and birth.
Dr. Tara is married and they have three children. They also have an energetic terrier/lab mix (named Izzy) who may sneak out to greet you excitedly with a bark, tail wag, a sniff when you come into the office. Their children were all born safely and naturally at home. They each received their first chiropractic adjustment within hours of their birth and continue to receive weekly chiropractic check-ups to ensure that they grow up healthy and express their full health potential.
Education and Certification
Undergraduate Education: Delaware Valley College, Bachelor of Science (B.S)
Chiropractic Graduate Education: New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C)
Postgraduate Training and Certifications
- Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the Academy of Family Practice (D.A.C.C.P.)
- Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (F.I.C.P.A)
- Certified Pediatric Chiropractor (C.A.C.C.P.)
- Webster Technique Certified
- Upledger Craniosacral Therapy Level 1
- Craniosacral, TMJ-Dental, and Fascial Therapy with Dr. Barry Gillespie
- Drop Table/ Thompson
- CranioSacral Therapy
- Webster Technique
- Extremity Adjusting
- Logan Basic