The Gonstead System of Chiropractic represents arguably the ultimate standard in “hands on” spinal adjusting due to its specificity and effectiveness.
Not only does a Gonstead Chiropractor complete a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters degree in Chiropractic, they also undergo on-going education to maintain their standards.
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 analysis.
Chiropractic care goes far beyond a simple system of “putting vertebrae back in place” at Sherwood Chiropractic. It is rather, a scientific program of carefully analyzing the patient and their health problems and then deciding on the proper corrective steps in order to achieve optimal health.
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 joints to their proper position and motion resulting in improved nerve function and overall health.
Gonstead adjustments are incredibly safe. Our patients range from young infants and children to the old aged, pregnant women, and professional sports people. The specificity used in the Gonstead system allows for the greatest possible effectiveness and safety.