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Meet the Doctors

Our practice is the home of several highly-qualified practitioners. Dr. Rob, Laquerre, Dr. Thanh Le, Dr. Ferzin Mahava, and Dr. Rucha Rege work together to provide their community with the well-rounded care they deserve. Learn more about the professionals behind our practice and what they can offer your well-being.


Chiropractor B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), A.R.T., D.C.

Chiropractor Ottawa, Dr. Rob LaquerreDr. Robert Laquerre is the fully-bilingual owner and director of Alta Vista Chiropractic & Massage Clinic. He is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider, and specializes in Active Release Technique® (ART®) and Graston Technique. Dr. Laquerre is dedicated to providing his community with a fully-integrated health care centre, complete with superior health care services.

A Passion for Sports

Throughout his career, Dr. Laquerre has helped NHL hockey players, including OHL and minor hockey players, as well as professional golfers and other elite athletes overcome sports-related injuries. Many of these athletes have written letters to our staff which can be viewed in our lobby.

Approach to Care

Dr. Laquerre believes in a well-rounded approach to care. He works with his patients as a “health coach”, equipping them with an improved knowledge of exercise, pain management, nutrition, and stress management. Consequently, Dr. Laquerre’s patients achieve levels of physical and mental health they did not believe were possible.

Areas of Specialty

  • Spinal and extremity manipulation
  • Joint mobilization
  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR)
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management
  • Sports Injuries
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Shockwave Therapy™
  • Physical therapy, Interferential Current (IFC), Ultrasound, Laser, TENS
  • Individualized rehabilitation
  • Athletic taping
  • Ergonomic and postural assessments
  • Custom foot orthotics

Education and Experience

Dr. Laquerre is a graduate of The National College of Chiropractic and has completed a post-graduate certification course in the advanced diagnosis of and care for shoulder issues. 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, Dr. Laquerre also performs on-site ergonomic assessments. These programs have contributed to improved productivity and happiness of employees within the corporations which he serves. Dr. Laquerre 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.

Additional Accreditations

Dr. Laquerre is a holistic health expert. Through years of hard work, he has achieved the following accreditations:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic – The National College of Chiropractic, 1998
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners USA – Part I-IV, 1998
  • Certified Kinesio Tape provider
  • Certified Spider Tape provider
  • Graston Technique® certificate-holder
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology – The National College of Chiropractic, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Environmental Science Chemistry – Queen’s University, 1995
  • Certified Active Release Technique® (ART®) provider
  • Acupuncture certificate-holder
  • Certified carpal tunnel care provider
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis provider

Not only is he decorated in academic achievements, but Dr. Laquerre is also actively involved in several professional committees, including:

  • The Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • The Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • The Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society
  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • The National University of Health Sciences
  • The Academy of Medicine of Ottawa
  • Acupuncture Council of Ontario

Chiropractor Ottawa,  Dr. Thanh Le

Chiropractor B.Sc. (Hons), D.C., Acupuncture Provider

Dr. Thanh Le spent most of his childhood years in Ottawa playing competitive soccer. Through his love of sports, he developed a passion for helping others, especially after experiencing numerous injuries himself. Dr. Le studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa prior to pursuing chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and draws on his past athletic experiences, incorporating rehabilitative exercises into his practice.

Areas of Specialty

Dr. Le was part of the Family Health Team at St. Michael’s Hospital in his final clinical internship, where he managed several complex cases, including chronic pain, spinal stenosis, neck and low back pain, shoulder dysfunction, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. His individualized approach to care involves his patients every step of the way, using the highest quality evidence and therapies to improve function and optimize performance. Today, Dr. Le specializes in the following areas:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Spinal and extremity manipulation
  • Myofascial Release (M.F.R.)
  • Functional range conditioning
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Shockwave Therapy™

  • Physical therapy
  • Individualized rehabilitative exercise
  • Athletic Performance Training (APT) and taping
  • Ergonomic and postural assessments
  • Custom foot orthotics

Approach to Care

Dr. Le takes a fully comprehensive approach to functional movement, as he teaches his patients that pain is merely a symptom and should not dictate one’s ability to move. He provides an individualized plan for each of his patients, where joint health, resilience, and longevity are emphasized through progressive movement exercises. When you meet Dr. Le, you will notice that he values patient education just as much as the manual therapy that he provides. He believes that without a complete understanding of why his patients are experiencing pain or unable to perform certain movements without discomfort, long-lasting changes are unlikely to occur.

Chiropractor B.H.Sc. (Hons), D.C.

Chiropractor Ottawa, Dr. Ferzin MahavaDr. Ferzin Mahava was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of four. Being under the care of health care professionals from a young age, she developed a passion for the human body and helping others. Dr. Mahava grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and completed an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa. She then completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). At CMCC, Dr. Mahava was heavily involved in the school and chiropractic community. She was the President of Students’ Council in her final year and was recognized with several awards highlighting her academic success, leadership, volunteerism, and service to the profession.

Clinical Experience

During her clinical internship at CMCC, she managed numerous acute and chronic pain cases leading to the compassion and empathy she feels for her patients. In addition, she was selected for a humanitarian program to care for rural areas in the Dominican Republic. While she was there, she helped patients with no access to health care and encountered complex and highly progressed conditions. Seeing the results of her patients has made her passionate about delivering high quality chiropractic health care.

Approach to Care

Dr. Mahava uses evidence-based care methods. For each patient, she creates a treatment plan that is individually tailored. She treats patients with the goals of addressing the root cause and relieving symptoms. During each appointment, Dr. Mahava reassesses her patients to ensure the employed care plan is properly restoring mobility, improving function, reducing pain, and resolving the underlying condition. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chronic pain management
  • Custom foot orthotics
  • Individualized rehabilitation
  • Ergonomic and postural assessments
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy

  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial Release (M.F.R.)
  • Patient education
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal and extremity manipulation

Putting Your Health First

Dr. Mahava is trained to diagnose conditions of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves) and how it interacts with the other systems of the body. Her education and experience make her highly skilled at recognizing conditions that fall within the chiropractic scope of practice. When a condition is outside of her scope, she refers patients to other trusted health care providers as needed.

Naturopath Ottawa, Rucha Rege

Natruopath B.Sc., N.D.

Dr. Rucha Rege is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Ottawa. She graduated from the Doctor of Naturopathy program from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph. Her desire to be a part of a profession that strives to provide the best possible health care for the public is what attracted her to naturopathic medicine.

Building A Strong Foundation

Dr. Rege practices with the concept of docere, which means “doctor as teacher”, empowering her patients to take control of their own health so that long-term, sustainable health care is achieved. She collaborates with her patients to create simple yet powerful care plans that address the root cause of disease. Dr. Rege believes that building a strong foundation is key to achieving long-term well-being.

Areas of Expertise

Along with general naturopathic medicine, Dr. Rege specializes in the following areas:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Botanical medicine
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Acupuncture

  • Homeopathic medicine
  • ysical medicine and hydrotherapy
  • Additional Accreditations

Dr. Rege has accomplished a great deal throughout her career as a naturopathic doctor. She is not only certified in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture, but she is also affiliated with the following councils:

  • The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • The College of Naturopaths of Ontario

The Best of the Best

Alta Vista Chiropractic & Massage Clinic proudly houses several highly-skilled alternative health care professionals. No matter your needs, our practitioners have you covered!
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