Service is a priority for 25-year long service recipient Dr. Rajiv Laroiya


In this blog series, we recognize the CAA 2022 long service award recipients. Learn more about them and the words of wisdom they have to offer.  

Dr. Rajiv Laroiya is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the father of 14- and 16-year-old teenagers. His multidisciplinary practice, Parallel Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, is located in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Laroiya has extensive postgraduate training in nutrition, pediatrics, and numerous chiropractic techniques.

When asked if he could do a 30-minute presentation on anything, he quips, “how to avoid stepping on landmines while raising teenagers.” On a more serious note, Dr. Laroiya says he is the kind of guy who likes to fly under the radar, who routinely takes joy in all the small victories that happen on a daily basis.

Dr. Laroiya is the former Vice President of the Calgary Chiropractic Society and co-chair of their charity golf tournament for spinal research. He is also a former examiner for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.

Do you have a favorite inspirational quote that you live by?

The universe is not meant to be restricted to the narrow confines of our limited understanding. Instead, our understanding is meant to be expanded to encompass the enormity of the universe.

What advice would you give to students who are entering or advancing their career in chiropractic care?

Focus on your patients and focus on the service first.  Let the rest follow after that. 

What are your future hopes for the chiropractic profession?

As a profession we can continue to grow in an open-minded, tolerant, and mature fashion.

After a long day working, how do you unwind?

If I have 20 minutes to myself, I power nap, then I’m ready for whatever comes next.