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We are dedicated to your health. Chiropractic is a holistic healthcare profession, meaning we are trained to manage your general health. Our focus is the spine and how it’s function or malfunction can influence your health.
If you are interested in chiropractic care, please contact our clinic in the Newpark Shopping Centre in Kilkenny on 056-7721836 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer a Free Spinal Check for those who are wondering if chiropractic treatment is suitable for their conditions, but don’t want to commit to an initial consultation. These checks take up to half an hour and can be booked in at any time. You will undergo a brief physical assessment and be able to discuss your health issues and treatment options with the chiropractor (no treatments will be carried out at this time).
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms and legs, and headaches.
We as chiropractors practice a drug free, hands-on approach to healthcare that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine and believe that biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can effect the nervous system. We also believe that for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the functional integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently help improve the health of the individual.
The most commmon therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as spinal manipulation also known as the “chiropractic adjustment”. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying and controlled force in to joints that have become restricted.
Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical treatments, including the adjustment, to treat patients of all ages with certain types of:
Pauline and Marc-Jan met during their chiropractic studies in Bournemouth, England and married in 2008 in Kilkenny. They have two young children, Juliana and Teddy. After living and working in the Netherlands for almost eleven years they decided to move (back) to Kilkenny to open up their own chiropractic practice together.
Pauline and Marc-Jan are accredited by the Chiropractic Associated of Ireland (CAI). The CAI is the only national organisation to insist that it’s members are trained to the highest educational standards and only graduates of ECCE/CCEI* accredited institutions are permitted to join the association.
The CAI is the only Irish association to be a full member of the European Chiropractors’ Union and the World Federation of Chiropractic. Membership ensures that chiropractic in Ireland is represented at the highest level.
*European Council on Chiropractic Education/Council on Chiropractic Education International
Pauline Byrne was born and raised in Kilkenny and after her secondary school education in Callan went on to study science in Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1997. After working and travelling for almost three years, she began her chiropractic education in 2000 at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. She graduated with Marc-Jan in 2004 and, after 4 months of voluntary work as a chiropractor in Uganda, moved to the Netherlands where she lived and worked till July 2015.
Marc-Jan Fransens was born is Nieuwkoop in the Netherlands and grew up in the surrounding area. After his second level education he went on to study physiotherapy at Thim van der Laan College in Utrecht. He graduated in 1998 and worked two years in his field before beginning his chiropractic education in 2000. He graduated, with Pauline, as a chiropractor from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 2004 and returned to the Netherlands where he worked in Heiloo, North Holland, for almost eleven years.