Why Gonstead Chiropractic?
The Gonstead System of Chiropractic was established in 1923 and represents arguably the ultimate standard in “hands on” spinal adjusting and the leader in Chiropractic techniques due to the lengthy training a Gonstead Doctor receives. Not only does a Gonstead Doctor complete a 5 year University Degree and Masters in Chiropractic Sciences like every other Chiropractor, but will intern for a further year or more and have to take at least a significant number of seminars in the USA every year to maintain his/her standards.
Dr. C.S. Gonstead (1898-1978) developed the Gonstead technique. He was Known as the “Chiropractor’s chiropractor”. He used his background in mechanical engineering and knowledge of the nervous system to develop a specific, thorough, definite approach of analysis to every segment of the spine. Analysis includes instrumentation, digital palpation, motion palpation, visualization and x-ray. The photograph to the right shows that his successful system really did pay off as he developed the largest Chiropractic clinic in then world to date based in Wisconsin USA which had a seating area for 104 patients, a hotel, restaurant and runway for small aircraft.
Specific and when applied properly Chiropractic care goes far beyond a simple system of “putting vertebrae back in place” at any Gonstead Clinics across the world. It is rather, a scientific program of carefully analyzing the patient and their health problems on the basis of available information and then deciding on the proper corrective steps to take.
The Gonstead adjustment is given with care and specificity; only the problem areas of the spine are addressed. Specific adjustments help return the spinal joints to their proper position and motion resulting in proper nerve functioning and improved health.
Gonstead adjustments are incredibly safe. Our patients range from young infants and children to the old aged, pregnant women, celebrities and professional sports people. The specificity used in the Gonstead system allows for the greatest possible effectiveness and safety.
Gonstead doctors are in practice to serve their patients not to mislead them. Our principles and practice mirror Dr. Clarence Gonstead’s and everyone since him.