Lawrence S. Bell

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Dr. Larry Bell

Larry Bell, DC, FRCCSS(C)
Born Mar 1, 1952
Nationality Flag of Canada.png Canada
Education Chiropractic
Alma mater Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Occupation Chiropractor
Years active 1980's-Present
Employer self
Known for Sports Chiropractic
Title Chiropractor, (DC)
Board member of Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada)

Lawrence S. "Larry" Bell, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.C., FCCSS(C), FICC, ART® is a member of the "College of Chiropractors of Ontario", [1] practicing in Orillia, ONT, Canada. He was born on March 1, 1952, in Barrie, ONT Canada. He is a 1979 graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College[2]. He is a distinguished "Fellow" of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences [2](Canada). Dr. Bell is notable for having been an Olympic team Doctor multiple times representing various nations [3].

March 15, 2012, Dr. Bell appeared on CBC Television in a special about training athletes. [4] At the University of Alberta’s Canadian Athletics Coaching Center and at international track-and-field competitions, Bell teaches athletes how to perform better by adjusting how they use their feet. He goes to Alberta five or six times each year.[4]

Dr. Bell is a listed provider for the Canadian Sports Centre, a partner facility of the Canadian Olympic Committee [5]

He has been an instructor internationally in the ICSSD for eight years, [2] and a member of the review board for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation[2]

Film Credits

  • 2012 - Clearwater Documentary, in cooperation with the CBC, has produced the documentary film called "The Perfect Runner" [6], and Dr. Bell is featured, appearing in the film, as one of their scientific consultants.


He completed a post graduate fellowship in Sports Science [7] and is a Chiropractic Sports Specialist. He completed his Masters in Science in Human Nutrition in 1985 [7], and is an accredited provider of Active Release Techniques®.

Dr. Bell was an early member of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and was recognized by their education commission by being elevated to the Rank of "Full Member" [7]

Dr. Bell has been heavily involved in many different sports disciplines and has been to over 40 international events [2] including:

  • 1988 - 5th African Championships - FICS delegation [8] [9]
  • 1989 - African Games - Lagos, Nigeria (FICS's delegation Co-Chef-de-Mission) [9][10]
  • 1990 - World Triathlon[citation needed]
  • 1992 - World Triathlon [7]
  • 1993 - World Track & Field Championships [11][12]
  • 1994 - Commonwealth Games (FICS's delegation Chef-de-Mission) [7][13]
  • 1995 - World Track & Field Championships [11]
  • 1996 - Summer Olympic Games - Team Doctor for Sierra Leone [3]
  • 1997 - World Track & Field Championships [11]
  • 1997 - World Woman's Hockey Championships[citation needed]
  • 1999 - World Track & Field Championships [11]
  • 1999 - World Woman's Hockey Championships[citation needed]
  • 2000 - Summer Olympic Games - Team Doctor for Nigeria [3]
  • 2004 - Summer Olympic Games - Team Doctor for Surinam [3]
  • 2008 - Summer Olympic Games - Team Doctor for Portugal/Nigeria [3]
  • 2010 - Winter Olympic Games - Team Doctor for Turkey [3]

As well as 14 World Championships [7]


  • 1996 - Centenary Award from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Science (Canada)[citation needed] This award is for individuals who as a result of their efforts, and dedication, have been involved with athletes both on and off the field, and have participated in sporting events, thereby establishing the validity of Chiropractic as a necessary and viable component of the modern sport medical team.
  • 1999 - "Fellow" of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). [14] He is one of only 400 Chiropractors world-wide to be so honored.

He has lectured extensively on Sports Injuries, Performance Enhancement, and Nutrition both nationally and internationally.[2]


  1. Staff. "College of Chiropractors". L'Ordre des Chiropraticiens de l'Ontario. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Staff (24-26 June 2011). "Speakers" (in English). FICS' Amsterdam Informational brochure (Amsterdam, Netherlands: FICS). Retrieved 4/21/2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Staff. "Gold members". IAOCO. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sara Ross. "The Packet & Times". CBC television. 
  5. Staff. "Service Providers". CSC Ontario. 
  6. Niobe Thompson. The Perfect Runner. [Motion Picture]. Ontario: Documentary Films, Canadian Broadcasting Co.. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Staff. "Chiropractic Athletic Injury Rehabilitation". CAIR. 
  8. Press, S.; Edited by:Montgomery, J (pre publication) (in English). The History of Sports Chiropractic (1st ed.). pp. 350. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Press, DC, Stephen J. (June 6, 1990). "African championships". Dynamic Chiropractic (Huntington beach, CA: MPA Media) 8 (12). 
  10. Staff Writer (Aug 4, 1989), Champions Here Too, Lagos, Nigeria: Daily Champion, pp. 14 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Staff. "Olympics All Business for Doc". The Barrie Examiner. 
  12. Fleming, Matt. "no Olympic Sightseeing". The Orillia Packet & Times. 
  13. Staff (Jan, 2, 1995). "Treating DCs Make Presence Felt at Commonwealth Games in Victoria". Dynamic Chiropractic (Huntington beach, CA: MPA Media) 13 (1). 
  14. Staff. "The Official Directory -Canada". International College of Chiropractors.