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Gonstead TechniqueUnderstanding-web

Named after its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this approach came from his engineering background. His “foundation principle” explains how a vertebral subluxation (structural shift)

Dr. Clarence Gonstead 1898-1978

Dr. Clarence Gonstead 1898-1978

in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another. The exactness of the Gonstead System allows us to get to the “root cause” of your issues.

A Thorough Evaluation

The two probes detect minute differences in temperature up and down your spine.

The two probes detect minute differences in temperature up and down your spine.

After studying your health history, we conduct a complete examination. This generally includes digital structural x-ray studies, static and motion palpation, and a heat-sensing instrument that reveals slight differences in temperature that can indicate the presence of segmental spinal shifts.

The focus of the evaluation is to determine if you have segmental structural shifts in the spine that could be affecting the function of the nervous system.

Full Spine Correction

With a complete picture of your spine it’s time to make the needed corrections.

Corrective spinal adjustments will be performed on indicated areas. Spinal adjustments consist of gentle pressure and can be performed in the seated position, laying on your side, or face down on the adjusting table.

Sometimes you’ll hear a slight “popping” sound that we call cavitation. Sometimes you won’t. Either way, better health is on the way!

Safe and Effective

The Gonstead Technique is acknowledged as one of the safest systems of evaluating and caring for the spine.