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Meet Dr. Lisa Simpson McQuarrie

A Life-Changing Experience

Dr Lisa photoDr. Lisa first went to a chiropractor at age 21. After many years seeking answers in the medical world, she sought a chiropractor for help with neck pain, numbness and tingling in the arm, and ongoing gut upset. Her chiropractor was really wonderful, and for the first time, Dr. Lisa felt seen and valued by a health professional. She came to understand that her body was in a chronic threat response (fight or flight) from various stressful events in her life and her capacity to heal was greatly diminished. Her chiropractor really helped her to see that she could have a role in her own healing and wellbeing. This was very empowering.

After seriously considering medical school, Dr. Lisa realized that chiropractic was a much better fit for her. She completed a BSc(HK) from the University of Guelph and went on to attend Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, graduating in 1998.

With a passion for learning, Dr. Lisa consistently attends courses on technique, assessment, neurology, and healing. She has learned from some of the brightest minds in chiropractic. She uses this vast array of knowledge to offer the best possible care to those in her practice and beyond.

An Active, Involved Lifestyle

Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Lisa loves to spend time with friends and family, as well as read, walk, and generally be outside. Dr. Lisa has a passion for travel, as well as spending time with her family at their cottage north of Toronto (where you will find her in her canoe as the sun comes up). She’s passionate about sustainable living, eating real food, pilates, being outdoors, and living as simply as possible. She lives in Downtown Kitchener with her husband Scott and daughter Anna.

If you’re interested in what we may be able to do for you, contact Essence Chiropractic today! We look forward to partnering with you to improve your health.


Dr. Lisa Simpson McQuarrie | (519) 742-5440