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Straighten Up Campaign for Slouchers

We are pleased to announce that we are taking part in the ‘Straighten Up’ campaign, launched by the Chiropractic Association of Ireland. The ‘Straighten Up’ campaign will run for a week and end on World Spine Day. The programme consists of a three-minute set of simple exercises to: Improve posture Stablise core muscle groups Enhance […]

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Chiropractic tips for high heel wearers

Could a love of high heels be the bearer of years of pain? The abnormal weight-bearing posture when wearing high heels can strain the lower back and neck, and increase pressure on the feet, ankles and knees. According to Optimal Chiropractic’s Dr Benjamin Martin “Problems associated with wearing high heels effect the entire body, particularly […]

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Chiropractic Tips to a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is as essential as breathing. Without it, we can become irritable, stressed, short-tempered, and depressed. More importantly, our body cannot heal properly if we do not sleep well. Sleep is therapeutic. It assists in the natural repair and recovery of our minds and bodies. A good night’s sleep leaves us feeling […]

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Can a chiropractor improve your swing?

Golf may be the leisurely, thinking man’s sport, but the unilateral movement of the golf swing can be hazardous to a golfer’s health. To hit the ball over a great distance, a golfer must to be able to rotate into and maintain a wide arc through the swing. But can a chiropractor improve your swing? […]

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Summer Health: 3 – Pain-Free Holidays

This is our third and final blog post of our ‘Summer Health’ series. You can read the first and second instalments here: Summer Health: 1 – Pain-Free Gardening Summer Health: 2 – Pain-Free Sports & Exercise I love summer holidays as much as the next person, but I do get an influx of patients with […]

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Summer Health:2 – Pain-Free Sports & Exercise

My three-part series on summer health will help you take the strain out of the most notorious of summer leisure activities – Gardening, Sports & Exercise and Holidays. During the summer months, sports and exercise hold much more appeal. Although sports can be played all year round, summer is the most popular time for embarking […]

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Summer Health: 1 – Pain-Free Gardening

Summer is finally here, and with it, a chance to make the most of the great outdoors. Unfortunately for us Chiropractors, it’s also a time when we see a large number of spinal injuries which affect the back, legs, shoulders and head. My three-part series on summer health will help you take the strain out […]

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Do you suffer from migraines during exam time?

The Irish Examiner recently released this article on how exam stress can bring on a migraine attack. It discusses migraines being linked to higher levels of stress and in particular, warns students of the increased danger of migraines during exam periods. Chiropractic Care to the Rescue In reality there are many types of headaches and […]

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Chiropractic Care – For a Healthy, Happy Life!

Hi everyone, and welcome to my first blog on Chiropractic care. I’m Dr Benjamin Martin, and I’m a Chiropractor based in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Chiropractic is underutilised in Ireland, so I endeavour to open your eyes to the art and philosophy that is Chiropractic. I am very passionate about my profession but also have a […]

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Charitable donations

Throughout the year we like to do our bit for society by taking part in charitable events. Last year our Halloween-themed charity drive, with half-price consultation and EMG scan, went down a treat (excuse the pun). No trick intended; all of our charity events are geared towards helping those less fortunate or in need. Our […]

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