Dr Clarence Gonstead

Dr Clarence Gonstead was a mechanical engineer as well as creator of the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. The method evolved from Dr Gonstead applying his mechanical principles to the biomechanics of the human body.

Dr Gonstead built the world’s largest Chiropractic clinic Mt Horeb, Wisconsin, US. Patients would come from all over the world to be treated by Dr Gonstead and receive his specific adjustment to alleviate their pain and suffering. He became the Chiropractor’s chiropractor. When other chiropractors were unable to alleviate their patient’s symptoms they would send them to Dr Gonstead to receive a specific Gonstead adjustment.

“The goal of the Gonstead Chiropractor is to do the least to achieve the most”

What is Gonstead?

Gonstead Chiropractic is a unique method of Chiropractic due to its comprehensive examination of the nervous system and the spine, specifically locating and correcting subluxations.


The Gonstead Method

The examination from your Gonstead Chiropractor consists of 6 criteria:

  • Health History
  • Instrumentation
  • Visualisation
  • Static Palpation
  • Motion Palpation
  • Radiographic Analysis

After the above six criteria have been assessed, the Gonstead Chiropractor is able to establish where the nerve pressure is coming from. A gentle specific adjustment is delivered, by hand, to the involved joint.

This restores normal function to the joint, allowing uninterrupted communication between the brain and the body.

This uninterrupted communication between the brain and the body, is the underlying premise of chiropractic.


The Cervical Chair

pelvic_chairThe Cervical Chair is used to examine each segment of the spine and pelvis at every consultation. It is also the equipment of choice when performing a Gonstead specific cervical/neck adjustment.






The Knee Chest Table

knee_chestThe Knee Chest Table is unique to the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. It can be used to adjust every area of the spine and pelvis. It is extremely helpful in late term pregnant patients and patients with rib injuries that cannot lay on a solid surface.



The Hylo Table

hylo_tableThe Hylo Table is used to adjust the mid to lower back. It‘s motorised up and down function is helpful for patients with hip and immobility issues.

The Pelvic Bench

pelvic_benchThe Pelvic Bench is used to adjust the lower back and pelvis. It is also used for the assessment and treatment of many extremity conditions.


The Nervoscope


The Nervoscope is used at every consultation, it is a highly sensitive heat detector. It enables your Gonstead chiropractor to zone in on these area of increased temperature due to hyperemia (increased blood flow) at the site of subluxation. This is what makes the Gonstead chiropractor super specific and allows up a greater degree of accuracy.


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