Dr. Robert Allaby grew up in Fredericton but spent many summers in St. Martins, NB by the seashore. He went to Fredericton High School where he played hockey for the Black Kats. After high school, Dr. Allaby studied biology at the University of New Brunswick where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating from UNB, Dr. Allaby worked at the Research and Productivity Council where he worked on the spruce budworm spray program and other wind drift spray research. He also spent a summer applying larvacide to streams to kill black fly larvae around the Renous prison!
In the fall of 1988, Dr. Allaby started his chiropractic studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. At the time, it was the only chiropractic college in Canada. In May of 1992, Dr. Allaby graduated Cum Laude (with honours) and began an associate practice in Saint John, NB with Dr. Peter Magee. In November 1993, Dr. Allaby opened his present-day clinic at 763 Regent St. in Fredericton, NB.
Dr. Allaby and his wife Lisa have two middle school aged kids, Jackson and Ava. Dr. Allaby’s “free” time is spent keeping his kids active with mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, camping (in tents of course!), dirt biking, snorkeling, and more. Dr. Allaby has also coached baseball, soccer, flag football, ringette and, of course, hockey. Dr. Allaby has also coached the “First Shift” program since its inception four years ago. The First Shift teaches kids who have never played organized hockey how to play the game. In 2013, Dr. Allaby was awarded the Novice Volunteer of the year award from the Fredericton Youth Hockey Association (FYHA).
Dr. Allaby has also served his profession over the years by being the New Brunswick Governor to the Canadian Chiropractic Association and serving on the board of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation where he became the president. The CCRF has played a vital role in placing chiropractic researchers in Canadian universities. In 2011 Dr. Allaby received the prestigious Medal of Merit award from the CCA for his service to the profession.