Chiropractic Techniques: Gonstead
Gonstead represents the ultimate standard in “hands on” spinal adjusting and remains one of the leaders in chiropractic techniques. The Gonstead Technique has a specific application on the affected segment or segments only. What makes the Gonstead technique unique is its system that allows for a very thorough evaluation process: inspection (postural and gait), instrumentation (handheld), radiographs (when warranted), and static and motion palpation. Gonstead chiropractic evaluation allows for the doctor to determine a listing system for a systematic reference to the positional dyskinesia of the subluxated segment to be adjusted. This short-lever adjustment specifically directs a three-dimensional force away from the direction of misalignment while protecting the normal, functional spinal units.