Ross McDonald, D.C.

Standing Up for ‘TIC

Standing Up for TIC
Holding – and Advancing – the Line in Europe

Ross McDonald, D.C.

Many of our Mavericks, Geniuses and Icons honorees could have been included in more than one of our categories. Dr. McDonald was chosen for his work in spreading principled, drugless chiropractic around the world, including The Edinburgh Lectures. And, because he has made his many contributions to the profession all while practicing full time, he could easily have been honored as one of our Practicing Docs Changing the World.

Dr. McDonald makes a difference every day by taking a stand to advance health rather than battle disease. His steadfast support of chiropractic’s founding principles continues to not only make the world safe for chiropractic, but to make sure chiropractic continues to be safe and effective in its focus on removing interference to innate health and potential.

TCL is pleased to honor Dr. McDonald for his work in education, motivation and patient care. It is a particular pleasure to recognize him for his legislative work as the driving force behind reversing anti-chiropractic laws, paving the way for chiropractic’s continued existence in the UK and beyond.


TCL: For which professional achievements will you most want to be acknowledged?

McDonald: I am still in full-time practice and currently work with many pro athletes. I adjusted the world champion rugby team, the South African Springboks for seven years. I co-authored the document on vertebral subluxation that reversed the legislative changes in the UK in 2010. I started a Vitalistic chiropractic conference series in the UK in 2006, addressing the Scottish government and leading a Chiropractic forum at the Scottish Parliament focused on health, wellbeing and salutogenesis. I serve as the current president of the Scottish Chiropractic Association and Founder of the Alliance of UK Chiropractors in 2010.

TCL: What projects are you working on now (or have worked on recently) that you are most excited about and would like more people to know about?

McDonald: In response to demand from both the profession in the UK and the Scottish Government, I am working on developing a Vitalistic and principled Chiropractic school in Scotland that will open in 2017/18. More information can be obtained from the college website in due course, and donations to the Charitable Trust are most welcome!



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