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Vitality Chiropractic

From The Young. To The Active. And Those Choosing To Stay Young & Active.

Meet the team

Dr. Kate Slade, DC - Principal Chiropractor

Dr. Kate Slade, DC - Principal Chiropractor

As a teenager, Kate’s interest in chiropractic grew, ever since she saw her father avoid his scheduled spinal surgery after visiting a chiropractor.  Kate herself experienced regular migraines and tonsillitis for over 11 years, and it was not until she underwent chiropractic care at university did these conditions disappear for good. Kate knows first hand how chiropractic care can change the health and lives of families and she feels passionate about spreading this message.  


After graduating in 2004 with an BSc Hons. from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (University of Glamorgan) Kate further developed her skills at a number of chiropractic clinics in the UK before moving home to Kerry to open up Vitality Chiropractic.  Originally from Ballybunnion, Kate is delighted to be home. 


My area of special interest is caring for mothers-to-be, helping them have wonderful pregnancies and labours.  As a proud mom to two little Slades, who were both born at home, I am passionate about empowering women to have their choice of labour and help them to get their bodies as “birth-ready" as possible.  

Dr. James Slade, DC - Principal Chiropractor

Dr. James Slade, DC - Principal Chiropractor

Following a spinal injury in 1997, James found himself being passed around from specialist to specialist with no relief.  Eventually going through a course of chiropractic care and seeing a dramatic turnaround in his quality of life, was all the encouragement he needed to enrol in chiropractic college.  After graduating in 2004 with a BSc(Hons) in chiropractic from the University of Glamorgan, James lived in northern England where he gained a wealth of experience working with different chiropractors before moving to Tralee with wife Kate. 

James is a keen triathlete and regularly competes in Ironman events.  As well as enjoying fatherhood, James has a keen interest in nutrition and supplementation and enjoys watching movies in his spare time.    

I believe everybody can regain and retain much more of their health than they realise.  With chiropractic care, exercise, good nutrition and supplementation anything is possible. I am here to help you realise that possibility.  

Marie McCarthy - Practice Manager

Marie McCarthy - Practice Manager

Marie McCarthy has been a Chiropractic Assistant here at Vitality since November 2011.

She is excited about being part of a friendly team of Chiropractors/Massage Therapists who are clearly passionate about their work. She loves working alongside the team to ensures patients receive tailored care to suit their needs.

Marie is a busy mother to four girls: Sarah, Anna, Lucy and Zoey, together with her husband James they have a very sporty household. Marie coaches kids basketball and also plays in the ladies team.

She is a trained Photographer, specialising in Studio, Model Portfolios, Weddings and Portraits.

"I feel privileged to be part of a such a dynamic team, and I look forward to seeing you soon and helping create that fantastic experience for you that has and continues to be created for me."

Mags Costello - Chiropractic Assistant

Mags Costello - Chiropractic Assistant

Mags joined Vitality in January 2014.

Married with two children, Mags and her family enjoy the outdoors, and partakes in many forms of activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and motor-sport.

In a very short time she has embraced the benefits of Chiropractic Care and feels privileged to be associated with such a professional and passionate team.

Our accreditations

We are covered by all major insurance companies including:

  • Aviva
  • Laya healthcare
  • Vhi healthcare
  • GAA
  • St Pauls Gards
  • GloHealth

We are insured, associated and regulated by

  • United Chiropractic Association
  • CAI
  • Balens
  • General Chiropractic Council