Dr. Robert Lafontaine is proud to be the Timmins Rock’s official doctor. Hockey has always been one of his passions. Born and raised in Kapuskasing, he played hockey as a youth in the KMHA. Despite demanding studies at the University of Ottawa and Montreal, he continued to play Canada's beloved sport and continues to play hockey to this day. Better known as Dr Bob, he is a passionate and loyal Boston Bruins fan.
After graduating with honours from Université de Montréal, he established his practice in Timmins in 2002 as a general orthopaedic surgeon with a keen interest in sports injuries. Dr Bob has been involved with the TMHA and spring hockey leagues as a trainer for his son’s hockey teams for over 5 years. Since June 2013, he has held Level III Trainer Certification from the NOHA.
Dr. Erin Auclair was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, residing here until her departure for post-secondary education, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Biology at Laurentian University. She then spent 2 years performing biomedical research and working as a teaching assistant while pursuing her Master’s degree at Laurentian University. Next, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2012, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Since graduation, Dr. Auclair has worked as a locum chiropractor, a clinic partner and has established her own practice, Auclair Family Chiropractic, which is geared to improving the health and quality of life for families in her community.
Dr. Auclair has complimented her Chiropractic training with courses in Pediatrics, Activator Methods, Graston Technique, Muscle Release Therapy, Ultrasound, and Electrotherapies. She is a Certified Medical Acupuncture Provider, is Webster Certified for the treatment of pregnant patients and has completed the Custom Orthotic course with The Orthotic Group. She strongly believes in evidence-based practices, continuing education, and training.
Dr. Auclair continuously strives to empower and educate her patients to take an active role in their health and overall well-being. With a Biomedical background, she understands the importance of complementing medical therapies with hands-on, chiropractic therapies. Her goal is to work with other healthcare providers to offer a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare and provide the best care possible to her patients.
On a personal note, Dr. Auclair is a mother, leads an active lifestyle and enjoys sports, reading and meeting new people. She is excited to be part of the Timmins Rock healthcare team and looks forward to cheering them on this season!