Explore the World of the Polyvagal Theory through a Chiropractic Lens!

Elevate your practice with the science of connection—see how understanding the nervous system can transform your adjusting technique, patient care, and business dynamics!


Discover how to help patients optimize function while improving their vitality . . . and STOP just treating pain!

Welcome to the Polyvagal Shift.  Threading the Blend of Chiropractic and Polyvagal Principles Throughout Chiropractors Adjusting Techniques and Offices.


Unleash the Full Potential of Your Practice!

Whether you’re a devotee of vitalistic, neurologically-based, or salutogenic chiropractic, our meticulously crafted programs are the catalysts you’ve been seeking to elevate your adjusting skills and revitalize your practice! It’s a new dawn, where measuring transformative changes and showcasing the unparalleled value you bring is not just a vision but a reality!

Delve Deep & Discover!

Embark on a journey to articulate the essence and value of what you do with precision and passion. Learn to intertwine powerful, safe communication and adjustment strategies, viewing them through the enlightening polyvagal lens harmonized with our foundational Chiropractic Principles.

Personalized Path to Mastery!

Our model is not just a system; it’s a canvas where you can paint your practice with unique, authentic strokes, authentically elevating it. These are not just tools but keys to unlocking realms of ease and health, allowing you to master the art of improving neuroregulation.

Join Us in This Adventure!

Join Us At A Live Event or Our Mentorship Group.

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Adjusting Extremities through a Polyvagal Lens MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol level 3, in Montreal October 26, 2024

Join Dr. Don MacDonald and Brandi MacDonald for the next level of our transformative series: The Level 3 Seminar of The MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol. This advanced-level program is designed for Chiropractors seeking to harmonize traditional chiropractic principles with the insights of the polyvagal theory, specifically focusing on the nuanced care of "The Protected Extremities."

  • Advanced Adjustment Techniques: Master the art of adjusting the protected extremities with precision and care, enhancing your ability to address common yet challenging protected shoulders, hips, and knees

  • Hands-On Practice: Engage in intensive, hands-on sessions to apply your knowledge to peers, receiving real-time feedback from Dr. Don MacDonald and Brandi MacDonald. This practical experience is invaluable in refining your technique and building confidence in your practice.

The Vitality Shift Program

Adjusting through a Polyvagal Lens MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol lower spine level 2, in Windsor June 22, 2024

  • In-Depth Lower Spine Focus: Explore the lower viscera, lumbar, pelvis, pubic bone, sacrum, and femur heads. Understand and address the affected protected physiology indicators for a comprehensive approach to patient care.
  • Quick Review of Level 1
    Refresh your knowledge of the upper spine, including the occiput, cervical region, and upper and lower rib cages. Ensure you’re fully equipped for the advanced techniques covered in Level 2.


    To ensure all participants are on the same page, it is recommended that you have attended Level 1, the Emergence Seminar, or the Polyvagal Team Shift event. If not, we will provide essential materials to review before the workshop, ensuring you are well-versed in the MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol and polyvagal theory.

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The Informed Chiropractor Superconference in Toronto, Canada, December 7th, 2024

Registration opens soon!

Join Dr. Don MacDonald and Brandi MacDonald for our first Informed Chiropractor Superconference. 

  • Enhanced Communication Skills:

    • Learn to build deeper patient/practice member relationships and explain complex concepts clearly, enhancing patient trust and compliance.
  • Transformative Leadership:

    • Develop visionary leadership skills and empower your team, fostering a resilient and dynamic practice environment.
  • Practice Growth Strategies:

    • Discover innovative marketing and sustainable growth models to attract new patients and ensure long-term success.
  • Advanced Technique Mastery:

    • Refine your chiropractic adjustment skills with a focus on prenatal care, integrating polyvagal theory for holistic patient outcomes.
Registration opens soon

The Informed Chiropractor.

A premier group mentoring program designed exclusively for neurologically focused chiropractors. Our program offers a unique blend of practice growth strategies, personal development insights, and the application of the polyvagal lens to enhance every aspect of your practice. With monthly Zoom calls, daily support in our active Facebook group, and access to a wealth of resources, you'll gain the tools and knowledge needed to elevate your practice. Enrollment is limited and opens periodically for new cohorts, ensuring personalized attention and a structured onboarding process. Join our waitlist to secure your spot and be part of a transformative journey in chiropractic care.

For more info click HERE

What others have said

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"My practice has grown by 20-30% since joining. But that’s not WHY I joined, nor is it the BEST part. I joined to enjoy practice more, gain confidence in my communication and add functional testing. What I got is way more ease in my schedule, way more flow in my adjusting, a better understanding of my patient's needs, and an understanding of why valuing and prioritizing MY vitality has shifted my practice. All without changing a single procedure, just changing how I show up and serve each and every day."

Dr. Pip Penrose Young, Stratford, Ontario


Join Us at One of Our Live Events!

May 31/June 1 Sydney, Australia Level 1 and the Polyvagal Shift


June 22nd, Level 3 EdmontonMacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol


October 26th, Montreal Level 3, "The MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol"

Registration is opening in mid-June

November 16th Windsor, England Level 2, "The MacDonald Safety Corridor Protocol"

Registration is opening in mid-June

December 7th, Toronto, Canada, The Chiropractic Polyvagal Super Conference 

Registration is opening in mid-June

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You're in good company

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"The key to moving our practice from one that was stuck and stagnant to one that is growing and thriving has been the vitality shift. The vitality shift got us moving and the vitality engine keeps us moving. The vitality engine has helped us develop our skills to communicate & practice congruently in a vitalistic manner. We’ve never been happier or more fulfilled in practice."

Dr. John and Marie Osborne, Ireland

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"Since joining the Vitality Engine my personal practice has increased by 40% from a time when I thought I was full. Gentle advice on top of excellent lessons and monthly tutorials have enabled me to edge my practice forward past where any of us ever thought possible. Receipts are up, referrals are up and results are up."

Dr. Donald Francis, Scotland, UK

Click Here To Join The Informed Chiropractor Mentorship Group.

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