Dr. Gordon Lawson
MSc, DC, FRCCSSC, DHN, DACBN, FCCO, DACO, FACO, FICC
Chiropractic Specialist in Sports, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Orthopaedics
Gordon has been a lifetime learner. He completed his last degree in orthopedic medicine at the age of 54. His passion is health and wellness by looking at the underlying causes of pain and disability. His focus is on structural and nutritional challenges in a broad-based educational and clinical background.
Gordon holds certifications in the specialties of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Nutrition. He has a passion for wellness that has spanned more than 30 years. His commitment to health and wellness is apparent to everyone.
After studying at York University, Gordon attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), from which he received his Doctor of Chiropractic. He then went on to Post Graduate training in London, England at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. After his training at the UK medical school, he worked for a time as a consultant at the United Nations in Rome and Central America. Returning to Toronto he started private practice in Toronto and also taught at York University as well as at CMCC. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at CMCC and has taught there for more than 30 years. He has been involved in teaching a number of courses (nutrition, ethics, principles and practice, instrumented soft tissue therapies) as well as research projects in several areas.
He completed his Masters of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, U.S.A. In addition to his specialist certification in Nutrition, Sport Injuries and Rehabilitation, Dr. Lawson more recently obtained his Orthopaedics specialty from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. He has published several articles on chronic pain and has been the editor of a nutrition journal. He has lectured extensively in Canada and overseas. He has served as part of the medical team at the Athens and Vancouver Olympics. He was awarded a Fellowship in International College of Chiropractic, an esteemed organization of the leading Doctor of Chiropractic’s in the world.
He lends a hand at the Yonge Street Mission, providing support and care to street youth. He also serves on many boards within the profession. Dr. Lawson has made it his job to try and make a difference every day. He is passionate about helping you be the best that you can be and will do his best to come alongside you in your health care journey.