A Canadian Chiropractic Master: Interview with Dr. Leo K. Rosenberg

Dr. Roger Turner
January 31, 2009
Written by Dr. Roger Turner

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Dr. Leo Rosenberg has long been a passionate advocate for chiropractic.  Having graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1961, he currently practices in the west end of Toronto with his two sons, who are also chiropractors.

Rosenberg was a CMCC faculty member from 1961-1971.  In those years, he taught Applied Neurology and Chiropractic Principles. In 1973, he became president of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), a post which he held until 1974, and then again from  1983 to 1985.  In 1973, Rosenberg was honoured as the OCA Chiropractor of the Year.  He went on to achieve a chair on the executive committee of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) and, from 1995-1996, he served as CCO president.

Rosenburg did not limit himself to the provincial professional scene.  From 1976 to 1978, he served as the director of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA).  For his efforts in this, and other endeavours, he was honoured with the Chiropractic Centennial Award of Excellence in 1995.

But, time would not slow Dr. Rosenberg down at all.  Rather than diminish his practice, Rosenberg added, to those he already served, a roster of four-legged patients.  In 2002, he successfully completed the post-graduate course in animal chiropractic, known as  Options for Animals, and also became certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

In 2006, Dr. Rosenberg was, again, recognized for his work and contributions through the prestigious honourary Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC) degree.

Professional Contributions
Dr. Rosenberg has not only been known for his services as a formidable practitioner but has also been involved in provincial chiropractic policy and legislation processes.  He served as chairman of the Health Disciplines Act and Health Professions Legislation Review committees of the Ontario Chiropractic Association.  These efforts successfully culminated in the passage of The Regulated Health Professions Act – Bill 43 – and The Chiropractic Act.

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In 1993, Rosenberg was also a representative of the OCA to the prestigious Consensus Committee of the C.C.A. on Guidelines of Practice, and was the originator of one of the most widely used case history/ examination forms.

Not wanting to restrict his vision for chiropractic to developments within the profession,  Rosenberg represented DCs to 14 Ministers of Health, various government committees, the Ontario Medical Association, the Ontario Dental Association and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.  He has attended political fund raising dinners, served on various task forces, participated in OHIP fees negotiations, worked with the Ontario Workers’ Compensation Board, and was a member of Ministry of Health Task Force on health care costs.

Canadian Chiropractor is proud to, now, welcome Dr. Rosenburg onto its list of Chiropractic Masters.  For his work within the profession, as well as in advocating for it to government and other professional bodies, we commend Rosenburg and wish him many more years of successful and active practice.


Dr. Roger Turner has been a pioneer chiropractor for 34 years. He is an accomplished speaker with appearances at Parker Seminars, Parker College, Palmer College, several state and provincial associations, and at independent consultant seminars. Ask Dr.T any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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