Melissa MacDonald DC ICSC CCSP® NREMT FAKTR
Dr. Melissa MacDonald (Dr. Mac) is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic. She then spent two years of specialty training in the Human Performance Center where she focused her research and clinical skills on specific testing and treatment protocols. Additionally, Dr. Mac served as the team Clinician for the Minnesota Vixen, a professional women’s football team that won the conference championship in 2018. She recently traveled to the World Championship of Rowing to provide care for the athletes in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Mac is the Chief Medical Officer for River City Rhythms a Drum Corp International Marching Band and the Team Chiropractor for MN Roller Derby.
Dr. Mac has achieved both international and national certification as a chiropractic sport provider. She is a speaker on sports chiropractic issues in the United States as well as abroad. Prior to chiropractic school, Dr. Mac received her Bachelor of Arts in Pre-professional Chemistry from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste Marie, MI.
With her husband, Andrew, Dr. Mac enjoys spending time going to sporting events, and they are avid fans of the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Tigers, and the Edmonton Oilers.
Andrew MacDonald MS CSCS CHTS USAW-1 NREMT
Director of Sport Performance
Coach Andy MacDonald (Coach Mac) brings years of experience training a diverse population of athletes from youth volleyball and soccer athletes to adult league hockey players and even professional women’s and semi-professional men’s football. Coach Mac is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Hockey Training Specialist (CHTS), USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (USAW-1) and a certified Basic Life Support/CPR instructor with the American Heart Association. Coach Mac’s passion for improving sports performance revolves around hockey.
He gained this passion playing the sport his whole life including Div. II with both Lake Superior State University and The College of St. Scholastica where he earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Coach Mac believes that all exercise programs should be science based.
In order to safely and properly train athletes and general population alike, Coach Mac continuously researches current best practices through accredited sources such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.