Are you or your child struggling wtih distraction or impulsiveness?

Announcing Drugless ADHD Relief with Dr. Mary Schmidt, Trained by World-Renowned ADHD Expert Dr. Edward Hallowell.

Schmidt Chiropractic Center offers a holistic approach to help people manage the challenges associated with ADHD.

Schmidt Chiropractic Center is a Certified "SHINE for Doctors: Special Help for Integrating Neurological Experience" practice that combines ADHD expertise, chiropractic alignment, and neurological assessment with Exercise and Nutrition counseling.

Dr. Hallowell says:

"Having ADHD is like having a Ferrari engine for a brain, but with bicycle brakes."

Our Unique Approach

We take a "strength-based model", and view ADD/ADHD not as a deficit or a disorder that needs to be masked or "fixed", but rather as a set of traits that can be viewed as a gift. The traits can be used for great success whent the gifts of ADD/ADHD are unwrapped and a person's potential revealed. Some of the most productive, successful, and high-achieving people in the world have the traits of ADD/ADHD, but have learned to use these traits to their advantage, allowing their great potential to SHINE through. ADD/ADHD is not a condition to be "treated" but an amaxng potential that needs to be viewed in a positive light.

Program Overview

Examination and Testing

We must first determine if your child is a candidate for our SHINE Protocol. We will provide an extensive health history packet to be filled out at home and brought to the SHINE Exam. The exam will include a thorough neurologic, chiropractic, orthopedic and sensory neural integration testing. The outcome of this testing will determine candidacy for the protocol.

90-Day Protocol

Once accepted into the program, we will begin the 90-Day SHINE protocol. The Protocal includes the following:

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic check ups will be performed 2 times per week. If subluxations are detected at these appointments, a chiropractic adjustment will also be done to restore neurological integrity to the nervous system.

Neurological Exercises

At each chiropractic visit, specific neurological exercises will be conducted with a trained SHINE instructor. These exercises are designed to help enhance neurological function and balance.

Nutritional Modification

Certain foods known to have a negative effect on brain funtion will be taken out of the diet. Guidance thogh this process will be provided, along with meal plans and recipes for foods to include in your child's diet to make the process simpler.


Specific nutritional supplements, often found in deficit in a person's system with ADD/ADHD will be used to enhance the brain function and balance body chemistry.


At the mid way point and conclusion of the program, testing is conducted to measure the changes that have occured. At the conclusion of the protocol, most patients choose to stay under care to maintain or continue improvements attained through successful conclusion of the program.

Dr. Mary Schmidt with friends of Schmidt Chiropractic Center in Tumwater Washington

About Dr. Hallowell

In 2011 and exclusive certification couse for chiropractors was designed by Dr. Ned Hallowell—a world renowned authority on ADHD. With his 30 years of experience, Dr. Hallowell has written 18 books, and has been the featured expert on many television shows (Oprah, Dr. Oz, Fox News, 60 Minutes, 20/20) on the topic of ADD/ADHD.

He has disseminated the knowledge gained from his experience to select chiropractors, and infused his effective approach to the management of ADD and ADHD traits with the benefits of neurologically- based chiropractic care. The specific protocol that has been developed is only offered through trained and certified SHINE chiropractic clinics.