The Gonstead System
In the Chiropractic profession there are many different techniques. Some chiropractors adjust and use manipulation with their hands only, while others use various instruments and soft tissue techniques.
Some chiropractors treat using quick but firm manipulation, while others have a lighter touch.
There are different techniques to suit the needs of individual patients. Some prefer the immediate feeling of pain relief offered by the sound and feeling of an adjusted joint which makes a popping sound, while others cringe at the mere thought and prefer a gentler approach using low force/ softer techniques.
In short, chiropractic care is driven by the individual preferences of both the chiropractor and the patient.
In our clinics we use several different techniques. Here are examples of just two of them:
The Gonstead System
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. The Gonstead System of Chiropractic established in 1923 by Dr Clarence Gonstead.
It represents arguably the ultimate standard in "hands on" spinal adjusting. A Gonstead Chiropractor typically attends many hours of training in addition to his/her 5 year Chiropractic degree and will usually intern for a further year at an established Gonstead practice before entering into practice.
Dr Gonstead used his background as a mechanical engineer to develop a specific, thorough, definite approach of analysis to every segment of the spine. This includes instrumentation, digital palpation, motion palpation, visualization and x-ray analysis.
The Gonstead system is also a structural and very specific approach to correction of spinal and extremity problems.
The Gonstead adjustment is given with care and specificity; only the problem areas of the spine are adjusted.
These adjustments help return the spinal joints to their proper position and motion resulting in proper nerve functioning and improved health.
Gonstead adjustments are incredibly safe. Our patients range from young infants and children to the old aged, pregnant women, celebrities and professional sports people . The specificity used in the Gonstead system allows for the greatest possible effectiveness and safety.
This is the most widely chiropractic technique for manipulation/adjustments and is the one probably most familiar to patients.
The technique is taught in most chiropractic institutions and is the first technique learnt by all students of Chiropractic.
The Diversified technique involves the use of fast but low depth manipulations that are delivered by hand and possibly with the use of equipment such as a special table or blocks.
The technique is considered to be the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is different from other techniques because its aim is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and improve joint function.