Why choose Gonstead?
The Gonstead adjustment is a specific correction, usually to the spine, delivered by hand directly on the patient’s skin.
This specificity and skin contact allows your chiropractor to control the adjustment and make it just right for you. It can be customised to any person, from infant to grandparent, or for a specific situation, like when someone is experiencing more pain than usual.
It is a quick, gentle movement that is applied to a specific segment of the spine that has been determined during thorough assessment at each visit.
We consider the whole body and spine, whilst only adjusting the key areas that need correction.
Did you know Gonstead adjustments are not limited to the spine? We also assess and adjust other joints like shoulders, wrists, knees and ankles.
The History of Gonstead Chiropractic
While there are many chiropractic techniques and systems of analysis, we choose to use the Gonstead System of Chiropractic exclusively due to its specificity and strong emphasis on biomechanics.
Gonstead Chiropractic was established in 1923 and named after one of the greatest pioneers in chiropractic history, Clarence. S. Gonstead.
Dr Gonstead was a mechanical engineer before becoming a chiropractor. This gave him a unique way of interpreting how the body moved and functioned and determining what was needed to get his patients feeling better. Using his background, and extensive research on human cadaver spines, he developed a unique biomechanical system of analysing and correcting spinal misalignments. Dr Gonstead refined his system over 55 years of practice and delivered over 4 million adjustments.
The Gonstead System of Chiropractic is taught in many chiropractic schools around the world. Our chiropractors regularly attend Gonstead seminars and workshops to refine and improve their skills, learning from chiropractors who worked personally with Dr Gonstead.
Health Benefits & Who We Help
The adjustment helps return the spinal joints to their optimum position and motion, resulting in proper nerve function, coordination, and improved health.
The specificity used in the Gonstead system allows us to monitor changes accurately and aims to achieve the best possible results in the shortest amount of time.
We have a large variety of people who seek our care:
- young infants and children
- pregnant women and mothers
- senior citizens
- office workers and students
- tradies and truck drivers
- weekend warriors
- sports people and professional athletes
- and everyone in between