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Keweenaw Chiropractic offers alternative healthcare in the Copper Country

August 6, 2008
The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Dr. Thomas Martens, D.C, of Keweenaw Chiropractic is proud to announce his new office opening in the Medical Arts building down on the beautiful waterfront in Houghton.

"I'm excited to be practicing in a facility with a reputation for offering outstanding family care for all healthcare needs," Dr. Martens said.

Dr. Martens has been practicing in the Upper Peninsula for the past three years after practicing in southern Wisconsin prior to that. He's looking forward to spreading his love of chiropractic to the people in the community.

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"I'm passionate about chiropractic. I can't imagine doing anything else," he said. "In my practice I stress wellness care with an important emphasis on patient education."

During his enlistment in the U.S. Navy, where he worked as a hospital corpsman, Dr. Martens was introduced to chiropractic for the first time. He quickly found himself drawn towards a career in chiropractic while experiencing for himself, the lasting health benefits of regular wellness treatments.

"Like most people, I was only going in for care when I was hurting," he said. "It wasn't until I gave wellness care a fair chance that I truly started realizing my body's own ability to heal and grow. I especially loved the renewed energy I felt after a treatment."

Dr. Martens graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 2002 where he developed a strong philosophy for wellness care.

He chose Palmer College because of its rich chiropractic history.

"It's where it all started, I wanted to learn from the best," Dr. Martens said.

Chiropractic was developed in 1895 in Davenport by a physician named D.D. Palmer. With the help of his very enthusiastic and eccentric son, B.J. Palmer, the two revolutionized alternative healthcare by building the first chiropractic college.

The Palmers developed the art of the "adjustment," which helps restore motion to a joint that may be causing interference somewhere along the pathway of communication between the brain and body, referred to as a "vertebral subluxation complex."

"I was taught chiropractic philosophy and techniques by instructors who were treated, as children, by B.J. Palmer himself. It was very nostalgic walking the halls to class everyday knowing it's where it all began. It was a very exciting and rewarding experience," Dr. Martens said. "Those are fond memories and I carry that pride in practice with me today."

After graduation, Dr. Martens joined Allied Health Chiropractic Centers of Wisconsin where he studied and worked with his mentor Dr. Dale Strama, D.C.

"I felt privileged to practice under the tutelage of Dr. Strama whom I believe will be regarded one day as a true pioneer for his tireless efforts in upper cervical spine work," he said.

Dr. Martens considers his chiropractic techniques to be very gentle and emphasizes wellness care for the entire family from pediatrics to geriatrics.

If you have considered chiropractic care or have questions whether chiropractic can benefit you or a family member, please give our office a call.

Keweenaw Chiropractic has office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only.

Dr. Martens' office is located in Suite No. 6 upstairs in the Medical Arts building at 301 W. Lakeshore Drive in Houghton. Call 906-553-2045.

If you have any questions regarding chiropractic care, you may e-mail Dr. Martens at

Dr. Martens is proud to be a Blue Cross and Medicare provider.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Keweenaw Chiropractic of Houghton. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.



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