Jack Lorenz, D.C.

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Dr. Jack Lorenz has lived in Defiance for 45 years.  He graduated from Defiance High School in 1969.  He attained his pre-chiropractic undergrduate requirements from Bowling Green State University.  He then attended Palmer College of Chiorpractic, graduating in 1976 with his Doctor of Chiropractic.  Dr. Lorenz has taken many post-graduate classes, specifically in radiology, sports injuries and acupuncture as well as pediatrics.  

Dr. Lorenz resides in Defiance and has 3 children: Nathan, who is a practicing chiropractor in Columbus,  Jon, who resides in Cincinnati, and Allyson who is attending college at Owens Community College.

Dr. Lorenz enjoys golfing and being with friends and family in his spare time.  He also attends St. Johns Lutheran Church.

He is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.



Jane Nowotny, D.C.

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Dr. Nowotny was a past resident of northern Massachusetts, where she grew up and graduated from Gardner High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Belknap College in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.  She completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Nowotny resides in Defiance with her dog named Beezer.  She enjoys bicycling, cross country skiing, walking and stenciling.  

Dr. Nowotny joined the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 1978.  She has a clinical focus on digestive disorders, trigger point therapy and utilizes the Palmer and Thompson adjusting techniques.


William Lorenz, D.C.

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Dr. Bill Lorenz was born in Dowagiac, Michigan, but grew up in Defiance and graduated from Defiance High School.  

He completed his pre-chiropractic education at Defiance College and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986.

Upon graduation, Dr. Lorenz joined the staff at the Defiance Chiropractic Center.  He has special interests in foot problems and sports injuries.  He has taken postgraduate seminar series in radiology as well as sports injuries.

Dr. Lorenz is an active member at St. John Lutheran Church.

 He lives in Defiance with his wife Angie.  They have three grown children: Matt, Josh and Elizabeth.  When Dr. Lorenz is not in the office he enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and attending sporting events.

He is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.


Richard Thomas, D.C.,  C.C.S.P.

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Dr. Thomas graduated from Paulding High School.  He attended the University of Toledo before going to the National College of Chiropractic.  In addition to his Doctor of  Chiropractic degree, Dr. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.  He is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Dr. Thomas joined the staff of the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 1992 in chiropractic family practice.  He has also volunteered with Defiance High School football since 1997.

He has enjoyed coaching little league baseball for the last 8 years, has served on various community boards, and enjoys exercising, biking, and is an avid outdoorsman.

Dr. Thomas lives in rural Defiance with his wife Sharon and 4 children.  Sharon is a Pharmacy Technician and also teaches Pharmacy Technician classes at Four County.

He is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.


Shane Klingler, D.C., C.A.C.C.P., D.A.C.C.P.

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Dr. Klingler is a native of Northwest Ohio.  He graduated from Bath High School in Lima, Ohio,  and completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  He is a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Klingler joined the staff of the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 1998 where he maintains a chiropractic family practice.  In addition to traditional family practice, Dr. Klingler places a special clinical emphasis on prenatal care for expecting mothers and on pediatric care. 

Dr. Klingler is board certified in chiropractic pediatrics by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, receiving his pediatrics Diplomate (DACCP) in 2014.  He is also certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster Technique for the care of expecting mothers.  He is active in pediatrics research as a member of the of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Practice Based Research Network.  

Dr. Klingler has served on the Board of Directors of the Defiance County Chapter of the American Red Cross since 1998, and is a past board chairman.

He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association,  the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.

He resides in Napoleon, Ohio with his wife Heather, Assignment Manager for WTVG 13 ABC News in Toledo, and his sons Kelan and Ian.  He enjoys restoring their Victorian home, showing their classic Volkswagen Thing and spending time travelling with his family.


Brent Hesselschwardt, D.C.

Dr. Hesselschwardt is a native of Defiance. He graduated from Defiance High School and finished his Bachelor’s Degree at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

He joined the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 2014 after graduation where he maintains his practice. He has a special interest in sports injuries and has taken a seminar series in Activator methods. He is proficient in many techniques such as Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, and Toggle to better serve the many different patients and their different needs. He is also a volunteer with the Defiance High School football team.

Dr. Hesselschwardt lives in Defiance with his wife Michelle where they raise their daughter Ava. He is an avid outdoorsman and also enjoys spending time traveling with his family.

Dr. Hesselschwardt is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and also the American Chiropractic Association.