Martin has dealt with arthritis in general but concentrated on arthritic change in the hip. It indicated how to diagnose some aspects of its development and treat it, both mechanically (how the hip moves) and from a chemical aspect – local hormones which open up the blood vessels to the joints which allow self-repair of the joint tissue.

He has also published a review of the impact of smoking in the developed world highlighting the 250 million out of 1.25 billion who will die due to smoking-related diseases, how osteopathy has been used to treat the unusual development of scars after injury and the reasons why Osteopathy should become a profession located directly within the NHS and the GMC.