Chiropractic Technique

Gonstead Technique

At Belmont Chiropractic we are big advocates for the Gonstead technique. This has been the most specific and effective technique we have encountered in our years of adjusting humans. We’re proud to be Gonstead Chiropractors.

What is the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique?

Named after its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this approach originated from his engineering background. His “foundation principle” explains how a vertebral subluxation complex pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another. Yeah, we thought that too… so we made this video to hopefully explain it more simply.

A Thorough Evaluation

After studying your health history, we conduct a complete examination. This generally includes full spine X-rays and precise analysis.

Using a small heat-sensing instrument, vertebral subluxation complex patterns are revealed by slight differences in temperature.

Finally, we use our fingertips to “palpate” or feel the location of individual bones and how they may differ from their normal position.

Full Spine Correction

With a complete picture of your spine it’s time to make the needed corrections.

To adjust your lower spine and pelvis, we’ll have you lie on your side. Vertebral Subluxation Complexes in the middle back are corrected as you assume a comfortable kneeling position. When you are seated, we can restore the integrity of your spine without twisting or rotating your neck.

Sometimes you’ll hear a slight “popping” sound that we call cavitation. Sometimes you won’t. Either way, better health is on the way!

Safe and Effective

The Gonstead Technique is acknowledged as one of the safest systems of evaluating and caring for the spine.