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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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Chiropractic Health Check

Why it’s important for children to see a chiropractor

For my family getting checked weekly is a given. My daughter Aisling is checked (and adjusted if needed) weekly. She started school recently and her weekly visit to the office will continue throughout her schooling. I’m privileged that parents bring their children to see me for treatment. Often parents seek care for spinal problems that […]

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Success - what is it? Define what success means to YOU.

Success – what is it? Define what success means to YOU.

Define What Success Means Along with 3 other health professionals, The Irish Examiner recently covered my morning routine. I’m a big believer in how you start your day determines your success.   But what is Success? It can mean different things to different people. One persons interpretation of success will look completely different to the […]

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The Benefits of Regular Walking

Walking is one of the simplest ways to incorporate physical fitness while reaping numerous life-saving health benefits. Walking may have the potential to increase your energy and mood, tone muscles and strengthen bones, burn calories and decrease your chance of conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Start with Your Walking Goal: With walking, […]

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GAA Players & Hip Injury – is going under the knife the only option?

Little known facts about GAA players & Hip Injury: 75% of hip surgery patients in Ireland play GAA. The average age going under the knife is 26 years old! GAA Players and Hip Injury The average GAA player believe these 3 myths; 1. “I’m too young to have hip pain” When most people think of […]

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Seasonal Germs Do Not Exist

The media perpetuates the idea in which a period of time takes place every year where people become more susceptible to the flu and sickness. The body will always encounter germs on a second by second basis and many possess the capability to create cold and flu-like symptoms. Why is that one family member gets […]

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5 Top Tips for a Stress-Free, Happy Christmas

1. Keep it Simple To avoid stress, headaches and neck or back pain, ensure that your expectations of Christmas are realistic. Resist the notion of perfection: there is no such thing as a perfect Christmas, despite what the “family around the fireside” adverts imply. Opt instead for a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone shares tasks […]

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Stretch – 3 Stretches that counteract the sitting pose

The power of a simple stretch. Most of us sit in flexion all day hunched over a computer screen, slouched in our car or on the couch. When you sit at a computer for extended periods of time the pectoral muscles get tight and pull your head forward. Head forward postures can be the cause […]

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Stressed and Anxious – Two Things our Children Shouldn’t Be

Studies show that today’s children experience more stress and anxiety than institutionalised psychiatric patients had in the 1950s. You have to wonder what has gone wrong with this world when children are as stressed as adults? Chiropractic helps people of all ages with stress-related conditions because of the adjustment’s influence on the cerebellum (part of […]

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Digestive Issues – how spinal adjustments can improve your gut health

A healthy digestive system begins with the spine…. Did you know that chiropractic spinal adjustments improve digestive function by reducing interference from the central nervous system. Digestion often slows or becomes imbalanced when a spinal vertebra changes position or suffers from a lack of movement. The vertebral shifting, called a subluxation, produces stress in the […]

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Pollen and other Allergens – What are The Best Forms of Defence?

Defense Against Pollen & Other Allergens Approximately 40% of the world’s population suffers from at least one allergic condition. The 5 most common allergens include: pollen, grass, dust, mold, and weeds. Unfortunately allergy medications come with a significant number of side effects which include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, moodiness (in some children), trouble urinating, blurred […]

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