Dr. Martin was first inspired to become a chiropractor when a snowboarding injury during college rendered him unable to run without pain. This was devastating as Dr. Martin was, and is a very active, healthy individual. After having an MRI and being told that there was nothing wrong with the tissues, the given prognosis was to give it time and it would get better. Nine months of not being able to run without pain was taking its toll on him. It was at this time that his sister dragged him down to the chiropractor where he learned that the problem was not an anatomical problem but a functional problem. It was very clear to the chiropractor what was wrong and after one chiropractic adjustment, he was able to run across the parking lot without pain. That was the inspiration for him to become a chiropractor over 20 years ago. He has been adjusting and educating patients on the benefits of chiropractic care ever since.
Dr. Martin attended both Life Chiropractic College and Life Chiropractic College West, graduating from the latter in 1995. It was then that he commenced practice in Florida and several countries across the world. From Florida to England to Northern Ireland to Australia and finally back home to stay in beautiful Saint Petersburg. In the over 20 years that Dr. Martin has been a Chiropractic Physician he has dedicated his life and work to adjusting as many families as possible toward optimal health and improving their lives through the process. Dr. Martin also speaks English and Spanish in an attempt to better communicate with his patients.
Hometown:St Petersburg, Florida USA
Interests: Family Chiropractic wants to be YOUR CHOICE for St. Petersburg chiropractic care!
Chiropractic has come a long way…
In 1895, Daniel David Palmer, the father of modern chiropractic, performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a patient of his who had lost his hearing after a back injury some 17 years earlier. The patient reported that after Dr. Palmer adjusted a vertebra in his upper back, some of his hearing returned.
In its infancy, chiropractic was considered part philosophy, part art, and part science. Although the practice had been around for hundreds of years, no one – before Palmer, that is – had drawn connections between the how and why of spinal manipulation.
For the next 120+ years, chiropractic care has grown and evolved into what it is today: a worldwide, recognized treatment for all types of skeletal pain and disorders, and an alternative method of treatment for many other conditions.
Where It All Begins
At Family Chiropractic Plus in St. Petersburg, we are committed to nothing less than the best for our valued patients, which begins with a phenomenal staff!
Dr. Martin Blankenship, DC, who has been practicing in England, Ireland and Australia for over 20 years, has returned to the US to provide St. Petersburg with the amazing chiropractic care that its residents deserve! His personal experience with the healing powers of chiropractic changed the course of his career, bringing a caring, thorough individual into this field.
Dr. Kaysie Blankenship-Powers, DC, also uses her prior experience with an ankle injury to educate patients on the importance of taking care of themselves through exercise, nutrition and chiropractic services. She practiced in Jacksonville, Florida for 15 years, but now we are happy that she calls St. Petersburg home!
In addition to our doctors, the rest of our team is dedicated to helping you feel better, too! These great people will be responsible for administering your pre- and post-adjustment physiotherapy modalities in order to give you a deeper, more extensive adjustment and to reduce soreness or discomfort after your treatment.
Our goal is that you don’t simply get rid of back pain temporarily, but that you are able to achieve a higher level of heath, wellbeing and overall happiness. To facilitate this goal, we employ all the tools in our repertoire, including full-body chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, and multiple physical therapy strategies.
Whether you have been in an automobile or workplace accident, or if you want to live a healthier, stronger life starting from the inside out, call Family Chiropractic Plus TODAY at 1-727-388-0966.
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