Meet Dr. Don MacDonald
Since 1999, Dr. Don has delivered high-quality wellness care to hundreds of Edmonton families wishing to optimize their health potential.
From weekend warriors and sedentary office workers to hard-working parents and their children, all ages can enjoy the very best in customized chiropractic care at South Side Chiropractic.
It All Began on a Basketball Court
Dr. Don was an avid basketball player throughout high school. When he was 15, he began to develop tendinitis in his knees. For the next four years, he took an array of medications to help the pain, but nothing helped.
While playing college basketball, the pain became so relentless that his sister referred him to a chiropractor. “The first thing the chiropractor did was evaluate my posture. It was horrible! The doctor said that my spine and posture were creating the knee problems, which was quite a revelation at the time.”
Dr. Don began a course of chiropractic care immediately. After the first month, he went home to visit his family. The first thing his mom said to him after greeting him was, “Oh my gosh, you’re taller!”
Dr. Don also noticed during his year-long care program that the exercise-induced asthma he suffered from disappeared, along with his chronic knee pain.
I decided to become a chiropractor.”
A Proud Palmer Graduate
Dr. Don received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 1999.
“Being a chiropractor isn’t just a job; it’s more of a lifestyle. My wife and I maintain our vitality through regular chiropractic care, proper diet and regular exercise. We try to be a positive example to others.”
Staying Active in the Community
When he’s not helping practice members, Dr. Don spends time working out at Powerhouse Gym, or playing golf with his wife, Brandi, at River Ridge Golf Course.
He’s served a seven-year term as the past president of the Edmonton Chiropractic Society and has just released his first book, The Underdog Curse, which examines the role of people-pleasing and how it affects our ability to heal.
Brandi is a co-owner of the practice and a true partner in every sense of the word. She’s highly regarded as a top chiropractic leadership consultant and conducts seminars all over the world.
We’d love to have you join our happy chiropractic family. We’re very accommodating, providing Saturday and early evening hours. Get in touch with us today!