The Team

Meet our friendly, experienced and passionate Chiropractic team. We are happy to answer all questions you may have and provide the best treatment to suit your individual needs. Come visit us at Vitality Chiropractic in Tralee!

Dr Kate Slade


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 a 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. »

Marie McCarthy

Practice Manager

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

She is excited about being part of a friendly team of Chiropractors and 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! »