Gonstead (pronounced GONE-STED) is a specific, scientifically sound chiropractic technique named after it’s creator, Dr. Clarence Gonstead. The extensive research put forth by Dr. Gonstead’s fifty-five years of practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic.
The Gonstead technique allows the doctor of chiropractic to care for every patient, from the youngest infant, to the oldest grandparent and everyone in between.
The Gonstead technique is not a technique that “manipulates” the spine from top to bottom in hopes of a miraculous recovery. Instead, Gonstead practitioners pride themselves on their meticulous analysis of the spine. The best way to predict a patient’s progress is to find and adjust only the bones causing the problems and leaving the rest alone. After all, you would not go to a dentist with a single cavity and leave with a mouth full of fillings. Gonstead Chiropractors take their time to specifically analyze each individual spine, as no two patients are alike and should be adjusted as if they are.