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Dr. Martin Kirby Blankenship

Chiropractor

Dr. Martin Blankenship is a Chiropractor practicing in ST PETERSBURG, FL. Dr. Blankenship specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Blankenship seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.

Dr. Martin Blankenship DC
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 some Spanish in an attempt to better communicate with his patients.

Dr. Martin Blankenship is the best-rated Chiropractor in St Petersburg and is here to provide you with the highest level of healthcare available, without the need for drugs or surgery!
23 years Experience
Dr. Martin Kirby Blankenship
  • ST PETERSBURG, FL
  • life chiropractic college
  • Accepting new patients

How to fix bad posture?

Not surprisingly, good posture is a sign of a well-functioning brain, body and central nervous system. Posture is an unconscious result of a well-developed sense of proprioception, READ MORE
Not surprisingly, good posture is a sign of a well-functioning brain, body and central nervous system. Posture is an unconscious result of a well-developed sense of proprioception, balance, coordination and muscle function. What exactly is proprioception? If you think about it right now, or even if you don’t consciously think about it, you know exactly where every part of your body is in space. You know if your knees are bent or straight and exactly by how much. You could close your eyes and touch your nose. You can do these things because your proprioceptive sense lets you know where every body part is in space. Balance is intimately linked to proprioception. It would be impossible to balance yourself (sit upright, stand upright, walk, etc.) without this ability. Proper posture requires these abilities. Just simply consciously focusing on your posture is unlikely to result in better posture, addressing the issue of poor proprioception is much more likely to generate positive results.

Taking all this into account, it stands to reason if good posture is a result of highly developed balance and proprioception, then these are good places to start.

Full Article: Not surprisingly, good posture is a sign of a well-functioning brain, body and central nervous system. Posture is an unconscious result of a well-developed sense of proprioception, balance, coordination and muscle function. What exactly is proprioception? If you think about it right now, or even if you don’t consciously think about it, you know exactly where every part of your body is in space. You know if your knees are bent or straight and exactly by how much. You could close your eyes and touch your nose. You can do these things because your proprioceptive sense lets you know where every body part is in space. Balance is intimately linked to proprioception. It would be impossible to balance yourself (sit upright, stand upright, walk, etc.) without this ability. Proper posture requires these abilities. Just simply consciously focusing on your posture is unlikely to result in better posture, addressing the issue of poor proprioception is much more likely to generate positive results.

Taking all this into account, it stands to reason if good posture is a result of highly developed balance and proprioception, then these are good places to start.

Full Article: www.familychiroplus.com/dont-just-practice-good-posture-improve-proprioception

Thanks,

Dr. Martin