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Calgary Chiropractor : Dr. Patrick J. Maguire B.Sc., D.C.

“Simply put, I was a skeptic…

Dr. Patrick Maguire

As a teenager I was very active in sports. Water skiing in the summer, we would go flying across the wake at 90km hours only to wipe-out in a mass of arms, legs, and water skis… only to get back up and do it again. Playing hockey in the winter, we would get physical working for the puck in the corner. The list goes on and on, with all of the associated traumas that are typical, and all without thinking about what kind of injury I might be creating to my back and spine. And then one day it happened – something went terribly wrong and the pain in my low back was beyond description; I could barely move.

I went to an MD and he recommended muscle relaxants. They didn’t even take the edge off the pain! I tried exercising and stretching but I could hardly move! After over a week of suffering my father said that I should go to a chiropractor. I can remember thinking, “I’m not going to one of those ‘Quacks’!”. After 3 more days of unbearable pain I relented and went to the chiropractor for the very first time.

In a word, it was amazing. After the very first adjustment there was appreciable relief and, as I continued care, I just got better and better. This is one of the many reasons why I became a chiropractor.

Some years later, after following other aspirations, I found myself needing something more – something where I could contribute more and live for a ‘Vision Greater Than Self’. I remembered my experience in my teens and my first visit to the chiropractor and, after doing a lot of soul searching and research, I made my decision; I was going to be a chiropractor!


My chiropractor of years gone by had retired and I was now going to his son, who had also dedicated his life to chiropractic. I had decided to go to a chiropractic college in Canada or California and as part of the application, a reference letter from your chiropractor is required. My chiropractor, Dr. Jeff, wouldn’t sign my letter! He said I had chosen the wrong school and that if I wanted to become a chiropractor, I would go to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. I consider this one of the greatest favours anyone has ever done for me. I was to later discover that Palmer College of Chiropractic was the very first chiropractic college and considered one of the finest chiropractic colleges in the world.

Our Vision

The vision at Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic is clear; we simply want to change the world! Now that’s quite a vision! But consider this:

Chiropractic has been shown to be the most effective intervention at reducing and eliminating back pain caused by subluxation (and, as I discovered, a lot more!). Now consider that over 80% of the population suffers from back pain. Now let me ask you, are you happier or grumpier with back pain? Do you have more or less energy at the end of a day with back pain? Are you a better parent/spouse or family member after a day of back pain? As a chiropractor, if all I did was eliminate back pain (and my patients and I know that chiropractic can do a lot more!), how many happier, more energetic, better parents, spouses and families would there be? And now imagine that all of the world was full of happier, brighter and more energetic people; what kind of world would it be? That is why my mission is to see every person I can! Healthier People Today for a Better World Tomorrow!

As a proud native of Calgary I am very fortunate to call Calgary home. With family and friends nearby it is a wonderful place to be. I also consider my practice members to be an important part of the fabric that makes up Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic. Professional at all times, our office works hard to make practice members feel comfortable and at home. Healthcare is changing and the days of clinical white jackets and attitudes to match with no time to listen are a thing of the past. Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic is dedicated to its practice members and truly cares about their health and well being. We look forward to taking care of you.

At Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic we understand that weekly family visits can stretch a budget and so we have developed a well patient fee schedule for you and your family to make sure Chiropractic is affordable.

Alright then… Enough about us! How may we help you with today’s safe, gentle and natural Chiropractic care, nutritional intervention, therapeutic massage and birth services? Give Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic a call so we can help you and your family take your first step toward better health!


Dr. Patrick J. Maguire B.Sc., D.C. and the MRVFC Team!