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Meet Dr. Rob van Zweeden

Over Four Decades of Experience

Dr. van Zweeden, known for years as Dr. Rob, has been in full-time practice (except for some pretty good vacation breaks) since graduating in 1980 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

He returned to his native New Zealand after graduating, where he established a clinic in Hamilton, part of the country’s farming heartland. He returned to the U.S. in 1986, and in 1988 established his own clinic in Northeast Phoenix, AZ, which was on the outskirts of town. The city grew around him, and though he moved the office from time to time as the practice grew, he never moved more than a mile from the original clinic site.

He sold the clinic to his remaining partners at the start of 2012 and moved to Anchorage in February of that year, after a short trip back to New Zealand to see family. He purchased Laurel Street Chiropractic & Rehab in 2012 and has been serving the community ever since.

Scientifically Based Care

Dr. Rob’s primary goal remains to get his patients back to doing what they need to do and what they love to do, as appropriately and quickly as possible. Through ongoing education, he has studied and utilized the best combination of the most up-to-date soft tissue and nutritional approaches to augment his chiropractic techniques and rehabilitation programs.

His goal is to reduce your pain, increase function, and teach you how to take care of your spine and body to avoid pain episodes in the future. He and his well-trained and friendly staff are determined to make your visits to our 5-star facility as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Away From the Office

Dr. Rob’s interests have meant that staying in good health is a priority. He continues to play Masters’ rugby (this year being invited to play in Colorado in the ‘Over 50 and Over 60’s’ tournaments), as well as local team competitions here in Alaska. He has been, and continues to be, a player, coach and team physician for the teams with which he plays. His other interests include water skiing, snow skiing, horse riding and sailing.

Schedule Today

Contact us today to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to welcoming you!

Dr. Rob van Zweeden | (907) 248-2848