Dr. Michael W. Hall
DC, FIACN, CCST
Michael W. Hall is a small town boy who had a knack for excelling in the sciences and a desire to help people have the best health possible. He was naturally drawn to Chiropractic as a healthcare discipline. The combination of biological sciences and restoration of health and well-being were a natural fit. Chiropractic utilizes a drug-less, non-surgical approach to improving the health, body, and minds of people worldwide. Dr. Hall has spent the greater part of three decades focused on providing chiropractic clinical services and teaching functional neurology around the world.
The health care industry is struggling to meet the needs and demands of people around the globe. Here in the U.S. especially, there is a growing number of people whose health is being adversely affected by stress, sleep deprivation, malnourishment, and excessive screen time and a variety of other non-emergent stressors. Dr. Hall advocates that one difficulty with traditional healthcare is that it does not recognize the needs of the people as individuals but rather as groups or clusters. Thusly, most evaluations are standardized to a group and not well applied to the individual. Intake forms and such are generic as to male and female and do not recognize how we are each affected differently. It is my philosophy richly steeped in the scientific and clinical literature that there is distinct and unique differences in brain composition and health between males and females. Body mass, vascular tone, volume of gray matter, and neural connectedness to name a few are vastly different between the sexes. Science has known unequivocally that male and female brains are uniquely different yet healthcare tends to ignore such differences. Thus, the way we think, act, respond to stress, gratitude, and daily life are individually unique. From this has risen the need for “functional neurology”- a sub-specialty of health which seeks to evaluate the functioning levels of the nervous system. For example, it is one thing to walk across a room, it is another to walk with an impairment. Impairment of function alters metabolism, tissue responsiveness, body adaptability, and plasticity of the nervous system. Improved function yields improved efficiency of health and habit.
For nearly three decades, Dr. Hall has taught thousands of chiropractors, chiropractic students, and students of the health sciences from around the world the intricacies of neurological health. His lectures, presentations, and talks continue to emphasize the unique differences in our brain function and how that influences the way we think, behave, and act as well as why we continue to suffer chronic illness and degenerative disorders considered to be mostly preventable. He demonstrates the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the responsiveness of the nervous system thru contemporary research and case studies. He has worked tirelessly to bring novel and innovative approaches as well as better understanding to healthcare providers using either low tech procedures or emerging technologies. Understanding the functional dynamics of the human brain and nervous system in such a way as to improve health, restore families, and diminish chronic illness is his primary passion.
From his clinical practice and teachings, his colleagues, students, and patients alike have prodded him to publish, write, and provide a greater availability of his information to others. Thus, in 2017 BrainDC was founded. BrainDC is an entity designed to facilitate knowledge and teachings in functional neurology, to guide and direct patients to healthcare providers, and to provide a repository of teaching schedules, functional neurology program, scientific research, and educational resources ultimately aimed at improving the health of people worldwide thru better science, improved health, and the desire to live an abundant life.
Dr. Michael Longyear
DC, CCSP, DACNB
Dr. Longyear is a board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist. There are few who have achieved the level of clinical success as he has in such a short time with complex cases from all walks and around the globe. Having graduated 2013, he has completed his certification as a Chiropractic Sports Practitioner; his diplomate in chiropractic neurology, and developed a keen sense of innovative technologies in patient management. Dr. Longyear not only enjoys the clinical arena but also has a passion for post-doctoral education and research. He co-teaches the Functional Neurology Series with Dr. Hall and has received outstanding reviews from his peers. He has been the lead clinician at the NeuroLife Institute, Life University since 2014.
Dr. Jonathan Vestal
DC, c-IM, c-ATM
Dr. Vestal brings tough love and grit to the BrainDC. There are few who are more fondly known by their passion and love for fellow people. He hails from Yukon, Oklahoma. Dr. Vestal attended Oklahoma State University in preparation for his chiropractic training. While there, he competed as a Division I wrestler for the highly-rated OSU Cowboys. The OSU wrestling program has garnered more national championships than any other program in NCAA history. After OSU, Dr. Vestal attended Parker University where he graduated with double bachelor degrees in science (Anatomy, Health & Wellness) and a doctorate in Chiropractic. While at Parker, he was very active in student government and leadership. It was during this time that he took on a love and passion in clinical neurology. Dr. Vestal has spent the past three years serving as a functional neurologist at the NeuroLife Institute. He is certified in Interactive Metronome which is used to address disorders of timing, coordination, and spectrum disorders in children as well as a variety of disorders in PTSD, concussive injuries, and mTBI. He is certified in ATM (Active Therapeutic Motion) which is a specialized neuromuscular retraining approach to those with functional impairments, musculoskeletal complaints, and sports injuries. His energy, attention to detail, technology savvy, and love of people make him an integral part of the BrainDC team.
Project and Seminar Coordinator
Born and raised in beautiful east Texas, Amanda brings her energy, enthusiasm, and experience to BrainDC as the Seminar / Projects Coordinator. She has spent most of the past decade working in the banking industry and the Met Church where she excelled in establishing relationships, coordinating special events, and working with people to improve their personal and professional circumstances. At BrainDC, she’ll be the one to keep everything moving and happening. She’ll be your primary point of contact for seminar registrations, product sales, and information about all things BrainDC. Feel free to reach out to her with your questions or comments. She’ll be sure to get you pointed in the right direction.