Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead

The Gonstead system of chiropractic was founded and developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead who graduated a chiropractor in 1923 after a career in mechanical engineering.

His devotion and commitment to getting sick people well, led him in his desire to establish a system of finding the major problem and then giving it a specific chiropractic adjustment to restore normal function.

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The Gonstead System

The Gonstead System is a method of chiropractic used to analyze and care for the spine that has been around for over 50 years. It is an effective technique system that is suitable from infants to grandparents.

The method of analysis involves:

  • Comprehensive and detailed health history.
  • Visualization of your posture and movement.
  • Measuring the difference in skin temperature on either side of your spine by way of instrumentation at the level where the nerves exit.
  • Feeling your spine (static palpation) and surrounding tissue for local tenderness, swelling and muscle activity.
  • Assessing the motion (motion palpation) between individual spinal segments.
  • Meticulous study of your x-rays performing a thorough biomechanical analysis and for signs of disease, fracture and anomaly.

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At Think Chiropractic we utilize the Gonstead System of Chiropractic and strive to achieve the best results in as short a time possible.

The Gonstead Chiropractor’s objective is to eliminate nervous system interference giving you the best opportunity to heal and be well.

So what does this mean for you? Your Gonstead Chiropractor will go about correcting your subluxation/s generally sees patients less, making it by far the most cost effective approach of chiropractic care available. The sooner we can get you your result the happier we all are.

Quality not Quantity

Once a subluxation is adjusted, there is a reduction in nerve pressure and the body goes about healing both the joint and the tissues affected by the nerve interference. That is why it is so important to identify the primary subluxation/s and correct them. Not adjusting where you hurt, where there is restriction, where the spine curves and everything in between.

A principled Gonstead Chiropractor will identify the primary subluxation and adjust it to reduce nerve interference by improving joint function. They will likely follow up with you several times in the short term to ensure that the function of the joint is improving because often the subluxation has been present for a long time and is quite restricted. As the joint begins to function well and nerve interference is reduced, your Gonstead Chiropractor will increase the time in between check-ups to allow your body to heal – healing is a process that takes time!

Call us now on (03) 9799 3553 or you can visit us today at 1 Delacombe Drive, Hampton Park, VIC 3976, Australia