Dr. Kenneth Martin has been practicing the art and science of chiropractic health care and natural sports treatment since 1976 at his chiropractic offices in San Marino and Temple City, California, small suburbs of Los Angeles, located in the San Gabriel Valley near Pasadena. He has been an activist for the profession internally as a member of the California Chiropractic Political Action Committee and at the community level externally, working in close proximity with the local California legislators. Born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, Dr. Martin and moved to California in 1969 to begin his collegiate work, attending Glendale College and California State College, Los Angeles, before beginning his chiropractic education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pasadena Chiropractic College (then known as the University of Pasadena, School of Chiropractic) in 1975 and began private practice in 1976. He has specialized in the care of athletic injuries for the past 19 years.

He is currently the President of the Chiropractic Physician Association of California, beginning the process to expand the rights of doctors of chiropractic into primary care including pharmaceutical care.

A long term member of the California Chiropractic Association (San Gabriel Valley District), Dr. Martin served many of the offices in multiple terms. He was the editor of BackFax, the society newsletter, which won awards from both the state association (California Chiropractic Association) and the national association (American Chiropractic Association) and was the Principal Key Doctor of the CCA district, keeping contact with our California Assemblymembers and Senators, as well as our national representatives. He served on Senator Jack Scott's Health Advisory Committee, and was the state Director for the California Chiropractic Association - San Gabriel Valley District for six three-year terms.

Dr. Martin holds a California teaching credential and teaches Sports Medicine at Temple City High School, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program (ROP).

He was previously team doctor at Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, and at Temple City High School.

Dr. Martin has become a watchdog for the profession by actively pursuing negative press and misinformation about chiropractic. With the help of many others, he has obtained corrections, clarifications and outright retractions of many negative statements made about chiropractic in the media. He also produced a public access cable television show called "Staying Healthy" which centered on a drugless, more wholistic approach to health care.His company, DEK Productions was the official producer of his video show and other electronic media.

The Alternate Answer was Dr. Martin's weekly newspaper column, which ran in the San Gabriel Valley Weekly news for 9 years. He has authored several articles and has been published in the Journal of the California Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic Products magazine and Chiropractic Economics magazine. He was on the advisory board of Chiropractic Products magazine for 12 years until it ceased publication. Currently, he is the editor of the newsletter for the Chiropractic Physician Association of California ("The Chiropractic Physician")

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