Dr. Rob Laquerre, B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), A.R.T., D.C.


Chiropractor of the Year (2007) Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society
Metro Reader's Choice “Top 5 Chiropractors in Ottawa”

Dr. Robert Laquerre, a Chiropractor, Acupuncture, and Certified A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) and Graston Techniques provider, is our fully bilingual Clinic Director and Owner of the Alta Vista Chiropractic and Massage Clinic in Ottawa. His clinic is a fully integrated health care centre providing superior health care services. These services include the areas of chiropractic, laser therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, spinal stabilization, exercise programs, nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine and nutritional counseling.

In his practice, Dr. Laquerre believes in a well rounded approach to treatment. He works with his patients as a "health coach", equipping his patients with an improved knowledge of exercise, pain management, nutrition, and stress management. Consequently, his patients achieve levels of physical and mental health they did not believe were possible.

The Alta Vista Chiropractic and Massage Clinic team have treated NHL hockey players; OHL and minor hockey players; Olympians; professional golfers and other elite athletes overcome sports related injuries and many of these athletes have written letters to our staff which can be viewed in the lobby.

Dr. Laquerrre has completed a post graduate certification course in the advanced diagnosis and treatment of shoulder issues. The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in the body and is often misdiagnosed and under-treated. If the shoulder pain is not addressed early it can lead to chronic inflammation resulting in the shoulder becoming painful, weak and restricted. If the shoulder problem is detected early and diagnosed properly it can often be treated with significant positive results.

In addition, Dr. Laquerre has lectured extensively on workplace wellness programs for many private and public organizations. Two of his most recent clients include Canada Post Corporation and JTI MacDonald Corporation. In addition to his lectures, he also performs on-site ergonomic assessments. These programs have contributed to improved productivity and happiness of employees within the corporations which he serves. He has also participated as a health expert with Ottawa based radio stations and newspapers and he has been a presenter at the Academy of Medicine in Ottawa.



Certification Highlights

  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Graduate, 1998 The National College of Chiropractic
  • Diplomat National Board of Chiropractic Examiners USA - Part I-IV 1998
  • Certified Kinesio Tape Provider
  • Certified Spider Tape Provider
  • Certified Graston Technique Provider
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology - The National College of Chiropractic 1996
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Environmental Science Chemistry - Queen's University 1995
  • Fully Certified Active Release Techniques(ART) Provider
  • Certified Acupuncture - Member of the Acupuncture Council of Ontario
  • Certified in Carpal Tunnel Diagnosis and Treatment

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • National University of Health Sciences
  • Lecturer for Academy of Medicine of Ottawa
  • Chiropractic


    Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive manual procedure used in the treatment of: Back Pain (Lower, Middle, Neck) ¤ Sciatica ¤ Whiplash ¤ Muscle Pain ¤ Neck Pain ¤ Shoulder Pain...

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  • Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy

    What are the Different Types of Massage Therapy? Therapeutic Massage ¤ Lymphatic Drainage ¤ Relaxation Massage  ¤ Sports Massage ¤ Myofascial Release - M.F.R. ¤ Pregnancy Massage ¤ Trigger Point...

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  • Naturopathic


    Clinical Nutrition ¤ Botanical Medicine ¤ Preventative and Lifestyle Counseling ¤ Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture ¤ Homeopathic Medicine ¤ Physical Medicine & Hydrotherapy ¤ What is Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic...

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  • Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy treatment is utilized by chiropractors in our office to help in the treatment and prevention of physical injury and diseases. The goal of our physical therapy at our...

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  • Other Services

    Other Services

    ART® Laser Therapy Shockwave TM ¤ Graston Technique ¤ Orthotic Services Rolf Method Nutritional Services ¤ Schweitzer's Deep Tissue Therapy Indian Head Massage Nerve Entrapment Hot Stone Therapy Kinesio Taping...

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  • Acupuncture


    Acupuncture is a method of balancing the body's energy by inserting needles under the skin at specific points along energy pathways (meridians), to prevent or cure diseases and/or disorders. Modern...

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  • Hot Stone Therapy

    Hot Stone Therapy

    Hot Stone Therapy can help if you suffer from: Neck, back, shoulder, arm, or leg pain Muscle tension High levels of stress and frequent anxiety Tension headaches Arthritis Poor blood...

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  • Graston Technique

    Graston Technique

    Effectively Treating Acute and Chronic Injuries The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers...

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  • Athletic Therapy

    Athletic Therapy

    Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick thinking of on field emergency care of professional and elite athletes, and the weekend warrior. They are the first to respond...

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  • Shockwave Therapy<sup>TM</sup>

    Shockwave TherapyTM

    Shockwave TM Therapy utilities short intense energy waves traveling faster than the speed of sound. These energy waves to stimulate the breakdown of scar tissue and fibroblasts. This process increases...

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  • ART®


    Active Release Techniques ART® Certified Provider Upper Extremities Lower Extremities Spine Full Body Nerve Entrapment What Does ART® Treat? Back Pain Headaches...

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  • Therapeutic Massage

    Therapeutic Massage

    Therapeutic massage is a physical therapy treatment used by massage therapist to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles and joint mobilization....

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