About Family Chiropractic Plus
Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:30 AM to Noon - 3 PM to 6 PM
Tuesday: AM Closed - Open 3 PM to 6 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to Noon - 3 PM to 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM to 1 PM - 3 PM to 6 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to Noon
Saturday: 8 AM to 11 AM
Open every other Saturday
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!
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Alexander Smithers MD, PA
Received his graduate degree in Oriental Medicine from the East West College of Natural Medicine where he excelled in his understanding and practical application of both Eastern and Western Medicine. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Smithers wanted to broaden his scope and matriculated into the M.D. program. He passed both of the National Medical Board Exams also known as the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) step 1and step 2. He completed his clerkship at Manatee Memorial Hospital and graduated Cum Laude from Medical School in June 2016
Dr. Smithers has received extensive postgraduate training in regenerative injection therapies through the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM) and is one of only a few doctors in Florida using Prolozone Therapy with huge success.
A native of Sarasota, Dr. Smithers’ family has a long and well-known history in the community. Dr. Smithers’ work with Prolozone, Prolotherapy and other regenerative therapies as well as High Definition Ultrasound gives him a special gift in this field of medicine.
Chris Jones Lmt (MA65773)
With six years of experience at his fingertips, including working at local spa centers, chiropractic offices, retirement communities and having been awarded Thumbtacks ‘Best in my Profession’ consecutively over the past two years in private practice, Family Chiropractic Plus is lucky to have Chris Burns-Jones! His experience and dedication mean you can be confident that you will receive the best possible professional massage, customized to your individual areas of concern. Chris performs a brief consultation prior to the massage which enables him to assess your needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We at Family Chiropractic Plus understand that it can be difficult to decide on a specific massage therapist; you want to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed! We are confident that Chris will make your care his ultimate priority so that you may get the greatest benefit from your massage experience.
Chris offers a variety of modalities throughout all of his massages, including Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue (as needed and according to your desired pressure), foot massage with hot towels and Thai Massage, level I and II (assisted yoga-type stretching that is great for lower back problems) as well as Thai Foot Reflexology! You will experience a professional quality massage that promotes stress relief, recovery and healing.
Brenda Fikry RDN
Having obtained a Master’s degree in Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian as well as holding the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Exercise Physiologist Certification, Brenda holds the Gold Standard education, credentials and training in both nutrition and fitness. Brenda has also had the privilege to spend the last 10 years of her career helping thousands of people lose weight, get off/reduce their prescription medications, gain more confidence and energy, lower their stress levels, improve blood glucose levels and regain control over their health with proven long-term results. Brenda is dedicated to providing truly personalized, empowering, expert nutrition education and coaching that are customized to your unique circumstances. Learn how to make time for health, even when it feels like you have no time for yourself. It is all about progress, not perfection. You will love how easy nutrition is made for you! Get ready to feel your best self!
Brenda is an expert in: Weight Management, Exercise, Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, Body Composition, General Nutrition, Worksite Wellness, Stress Reduction, Motivation, Behavior Change, Confidence Building, Bariatric Nutrition, Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Triglycerides and Cholesterol and last but not least, Prevention!
Credentials and Affiliations:
Masters of Science in Dietetics (MS)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – Commission on Dietetic Registration #01013797
Licensed Dietitian (LD) – Florida Department of Health #ND6043
Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) – American College of Sports Medicine #611834
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Member
Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Member
What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential:
- Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
- Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.