Straighten Up Ireland National & Regional Events

Posted on October 06, 2013
in  by Dr. Tammy Verlaan-Ross

Straighten Up Ireland 2013 runs from Monday 14th October to Sunday 20th October with World Spine Day on Wednesday 16th October. Chiropractic Association of Ireland members are offering a number of community events and we will be posting them on this page. If you do not find an event in your area, please contact the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.


Community Events for Straighten Up Ireland:

All events are free and require prior registration. Please enter the Chiropractor's name in the Find a Chiroprator feature to the right of the screen for contact details.



Local Cork chiropractor, Dr. Benjamin Martin of Optimal Chiropractic in Time Square, Ballincollig will offer SUI spinal checks @ €20.00 per consult with all proceeds going to The Nathan Kirwan Trust. Dr. Martin will also give a Chiropractic Health Talk on Tuesday 15th at 7pm at the clinic and will visit local national schools in Ballincollig to run SUI exercise demos. For more information, please visit 



In Dublin, local Rathfarnham chiropractor, Dr. Tammy Verlaan-Ross of the Life & Balance Centre will offer free spinal checks by appointment throughout the week (please phone 01-2079881 or visit She will also host free Straighten Up Ireland talks on Tuesday, 15th October at 1pm and Thursday, 17th October at 7.30pm at the Life & Balance Centre in Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham. Dr. Verlaan-Ross will be demonstrating the SUI exercises with the Mum's and Toddlers group at Ballyroan Community Centre on Wednesday 16th October, 11am.  She will also attend local schools and businesses on request to demonstrate the SUI exercises. 

Local Stillorgan chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Doody of Stilorgan Chiropractic will also offer free spinal checks throughout the week and host SUI talks and exercise demos at the clinic. Dr. Doody will attend Holy Cross School in Clonskeagh to provide some tips on backpacks and ergonomics, in addition to visiting local businesses on request. Please visit for more information.

In Clondalkin, chiropractor Mark Sonnenberg at The Joint Treatment Centre will offer free spinal checks by appointment and will host SUI talks during office hours. Dr. Sonnenberg will also visit some local businesses and schools in the area to demonstrate SUI exercises. Please visit for more details. 

Local chiropractor, Dr. Erina Olsen of Back to Basics Chiropractic will offer free SUI spinal checks in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Tuesday 15th October and Thursday 17th October from 3pm - 7pm  and Saturday 19th October from 12pm - 3pm. For more information, please visit



Local Chiropractor, Dr. Erina Olsen will offer free SUI spinal checks in Maynooth, Co. Kildare throughout the week to include an SUI talk and exercise demo on Monday 14th from 7pm - 8pm and on Friday 18th from 12pm – 1pm. 



Local Limerick chiropractor, Dr. Mairead Breen of The Chiropractic Clinic in Ballyneety, Co. Limerick will incorporate an SUI talk and exercise demonstration as part of new patient orientation talks. This talk will be open to the public and will take place on World Spine Day on Wednesday, 16th October.  Please visit for more information.

Dr. Catherine Curtin of The Limerick Chiropractic Clinic in Clonlara will be offering free SUI spinal checks on Tuesday 15th October from 4pm - 6pm and free SUI spinal checks for children on Friday 18th from 3pm - 5pm. Dr. Curtin will also host an open information day on spinal health on Wednesday 16th from 10am - 12pm and 3pm – 6pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be on sale with all proceeds going to The Milford Hospice. Please visit for more information.


Dr. Amanda McQuaid from Be Well Chiropractic will attend local schools Rockwallace Primary School, 14th Oct 9:30 - 11:30, St Mary's Boys School, Monaghan, 15th Oct 9:00-11:00, Urbleshanney National School, Scotts Town, Monaghan 16th Oct, 9:30 - 11:30. Dr. McQuaid will also attend Docas for Women on Nov 8th, 10:00 - 12:00.


Local Tipperary chiropractor, Dr. Marie Osbourne of Osbourne Chiropractic in Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel will host an information evening and offer complimentary spinal scans at Osborne Chiropractic on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm. For more information, please visit



Local Chiropractor Dr. John Dineen will offer free SUI checks all week by appointment.



Local Wexford Chiropractor, Dr. Olivia O'Leary from the Gorey Family Chiropractic Clinic will offer free SUI spinal checks all week and run an SUI talk and exercise demo.

Dr. Siobhán Guiry, from New Ross Chiropractic Clinic, will be doing free Spinal Checks from 14th-19th October by appointment only. A Spinal health information evening, including the Straighten Up Ireland 3 minute exercise regimen, will take place on Wednesday 16th October from 7-9pm.  Dr Guiry, will also be doing talks in many of the local national schools.  Please contact Dr. Guiry should your school be interested in taking part. Please call 087 7795840



Local Wicklow chiropractor Dr. Peter Reade from Beyond Chiropractic in Templerainey, Arklow will offer free spinal checks as part of Straighten Up Ireland Week. Dr. Reade will provide one-to-one exercise advise (by appointment only) from 21st October. Please visit for more information.