St. Margaret’s Bay Chiropractic now offers a holistic approach to help people manage the challenges associated with ADD and ADHD. Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee is a Certified “SHINE for Doctors: Special Help for Integrating Neurological Experience” practitioner to add to traditional care of these conditions with chiropractic neurologically focussed care, neurological and musculoskeletal retraining with exercise and nutrition counselling.

ADHD is typically characterized by impulsivity, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity – characteristics that make it hard for those with this trait to reach their highest potential. Dr. Hallowell, the founder of SHINE and one of the most well respected medical authorities in the world, considers ADHD to be a trait, not a disability. When managed effectively, those with ADHD have accomplished extraordinary successes, but if undiagnosed or untreated, ADHD can wreck lives.

Who is Dr. Ned Hallowell? He is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School over 20 years, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City.

Dr. Hallowell says that having ADHD is like having a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle brakes. In keeping with this analogy, Dr. Wanda says, “We teach children and adults with ADHD how to strengthen their “brakes” while also giving their bodies and “engines” a tune-up.” The Shine Program combines the neurological basis of chiropractic care with specifically chosen neurological-training and strengthening exercises to improve pathways of communication and nutritional support to eliminate potential challenges and support the wellbeing of brain and body.

Call for more information or to schedule an examination and consultation to see if the SHINE program is right for you.