THE GONSTEAD DIFFERENCE
"The only chiropractic that will stand the test of time is scientific, specific chiropractic that gets results"
- Dr. C.S. Gonstead, DC
All doctors of chiropractic must complete a rigorous, and lengthy education. After completing pre-med undergraduate coursework, they begin a four-year program at an accredited chiropractic college. The curriculum includes the studies of anatomy, physiology, neurology, radiology (X-ray), clinical sciences, pediatrics, adjusting techniques, preventative healthcare and other related topics. A doctor of chiropractic has completed 4,485 classroom hours compared to 4,248 classroom hours a medical doctor has had. A clinical internship is also required prior to graduation. To practice Chiropractic, doctors need to successfully complete National Board Certification Exams and individual state licensure requirements and exams.
Chiropractic students interested in specializing in the Gonstead system spend additional hours beyond their full course load learning the Gonstead technique. Doctors go on to receive post-graduate advanced certification in the Gonstead System through post-ceptorships and continuing education seminars.
The Gonstead System
Dr. C.S. Gonstead (1898-1978) developed the Gonstead technique. 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 Gonstead adjustment is given with care and specificity; only the problem areas of the spine are addressed. The specific adjustments help return the spinal bones to their proper position and motion resulting in proper nerve functioning. Gonstead adjustments are incredibly safe. Our patients range from young infants and children to those who are young at heart. The specificity used in the Gonstead system allows for the greatest possible effectiveness and