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Meet Dr. Lisa Simpson McQuarrie

A Life-Changing Experience

At age 21, Dr. Lisa went to a chiropractor for the first time. She sought help for the numbness and tingling in her hand and arm. The chiropractor was able to show her the bigger picture. “I understood that my problem was the stress in my life that my body couldn’t regulate.” She had experienced years of low energy, fevers, upset stomach and various pains. Going to the chiropractor made her realize that she could play a role in her own well-being.

This lightbulb moment changed it all for Dr. Lisa and after she completed a BSc(HK) from the University of Guelph she went on to attend Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

An Emphasis on Neurological Care

Chiropractor Waterloo, Dr. Lisa McQuarrieThe additional education Dr. Lisa has completed focuses mainly on neurologically-based chiropractic. She has trained with Dr. Yannick Pauli from Switzerland, Dr. Donald Epstein, Dr. Richard Barwell and Dr. Laura Hanson, who teaches paediatric neurology. Dr. Lisa has a special interest in pregnancy care, as well as children’s neurological development and overall well being. With a passion for learning, she is constantly researching about stress and its impact on the nervous system.

The memberships Dr. Lisa holds include

  • The Alliance for Chiropractic
  • The Association for Reorganizational Health
  • The Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • The Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • The Waterloo Region Chiropractic Society

Additionally, Dr. Lisa currently serves on the CCP (Council on Chiropractic Practice) board.
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An Active, Involved Lifestyle

Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Lisa loves to cook, read and go running. She competes in trail races and has a passion for traveling. She and her family have been all over the U.S., to the UK and spent two weeks in the French mountains. They also enjoy going to their family cottage.

Community is important to Dr. Lisa. She is involved with outreach to those who live on the streets and cultivating aid within our downtown area. The boards she has served on include Urbanex and the KW Living Room. She’s passionate about sustainable living, eating real food, 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.


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