What is Gonstead?
Gonstead Chiropractic has a single definition of purpose; improving nerve function so your body can reach and maintain health. The brain and the nervous system control every muscle and organ in the body. In fact every single cell in your body is controlled and monitored by your nervous system. The slightest interference to this communication can cause health problems and pain. The Gonstead Chiropractor utilizes this unique and refined art of skeletal analysis to detect any harmful misalignments and then specifically corrects the misalignment, thereby restoring proper nerve function and health. When proper nerve function is restored, pain disappears, headaches are gone, stomach and intestinal problems are healed and ultimately maximum health is achieved.
Gonstead Chiropractors will tell you immediately if your health situation is a Chiropractic case. If interference to your nervous system is found, correction of the misaligned bone with a gentle hands-on approach will be performed. By specifically correcting only the bones that have misaligned, Gonstead Chiropractors use a safe and biomechanically accurate approach. The Gonstead Doctor has set the standard in Chiropractic for patient examination and treatment.
Examination of the patient includes complete patient history, static palpation, motion palpation, instrumentation of the spinal column, orthopedic and neurological testing, x-ray analysis and, if necessary, laboratory analysis. When all this information is combined, a trained Gonstead Doctor will immediately let you know if your health situation is a Chiropractic case. If it is not, a referral to the appropriate health provider will be given. If your case is a Chiropractic case, the trained Gonstead practitioner’s goal is to utilize the dynamics of the effectual Gonstead Specific Adjustment to get you back to optimal health as quickly as possible, with NO “pre-planned” treatment programs. The goal of a Gonstead practitioner is to get a patient back on the road to health as quickly as possible and then leave the patient alone.
Many years of intensive study and practice are required to accomplish and master the Gonstead technique of adjusting. However, when the art of the Gonstead adjustment is correctly applied, prompt and predictable results ensue. The Gonstead practitioner is well educated in the teachings and application of this tremendously successful technique and case management system. Beyond the eight years of chiropractic and college education required to become a Chiropractor, followed by national and state board licensing requirements to be a practicing Chiropractor, the Gonstead practitioner has spent additional time attending Gonstead Seminars to help perfect their application of chiropractic within the Gonstead System.
Gonstead Chiropractors will find your problem and determine if it is a Chiropractic case. They will fix your problem and allow the body to heal without pressuring you into a predetermined number of future office visits. Your Gonstead Chiropractor will fix your problem and then leave it alone.
Above all else, our goal is to provide the patient with the best in specific and ethical Chiropractic service. If you are worried about current limitations you may have in your life that may prevent you from receiving Gonstead Chiropractic care, simply call and talk to our staff and special arrangements will be made to accommodate your needs. Dr. Gonstead always put service and care of the patient above all else . . . . . . the tradition continues in our office!
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The History of Gonstead…
Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead (1898-1978) began practicing chiropractic in 1923 in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, a small farming community of 1,200 residents in south central Wisconsin. Dr. Gonstead’s reputation spread throughout the state, the country and ultimately around the world, as a multitude of patient’s health problems were corrected remarkably fast by his brand of chiropractic treatment. Hundreds of patients were seeking his care on a daily basis, and with his dedication to helping these patients, Dr. Gonstead worked from 8 a.m. to midnight six days a week plus every Sunday morning from 5 to 10 a.m. to be able to accommodate these growing patient numbers. When Dr. Gonstead’s schedule was at the limit of his physical capability, he knew the only solution to meet the public’s health needs on the scale the public was demanding, was to build an unparalleled chiropractic treatment facility and staff it with Gonstead trained associates.
The Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic, completed in 1964, was the third and final clinic Dr. Gonstead would design and treat patients from in this little town of Mt. Horeb before his death in 1978. Dr. Gonstead built the largest chiropractic facility in the world. A 22,000 square foot clinic, it had a waiting room to seat over 100 patients, 11 adjusting rooms, x-ray facilities and lab, and a lower level to hold Chiropractic seminars. It was to become the most renowned chiropractic facility in the world. In addition to the clinic, Dr. Gonstead added a 78 room, full-service motel to accommodate the clinic’s numerous long distance patients. Dr. Gonstead and his fellow staff members attended 300 to 400 patients on a daily basis. This huge following of patients led Dr. Gonstead to start the Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic, helping to teach and develop even more Chiropractors in the art and philosophy of the Gonstead system of chiropractic treatment. The seminar continues today with a dedicated staff teaching the great Gonstead System of Chiropractic in seminars all over the world.
~Dr. C.S. Gonstead~