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What is the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique?
Hi, I’m Dr. Matthew Alch (Chiropractor), your local Chiropractor.
Are you looking to find out more about the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique or for a local Sydney chiropractor who uses this technique? Find out more about how we use the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique, or get in touch with us today to arrange a new patient consultation.
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What is Gonstead Chiropractic?
The Gonstead Chiropractic Technique is a comprehensive system of chiropractic care developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead in 1923. The guidelines are derived from Dr. Gonstead’s observations during his extensive clinical experience over 55 years in practice.
It is based on the principles of biomechanics, neurology, orthopaedics, and anatomy to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders and improve symptoms of pain and discomfort.
The Gonstead method of Chiropractic gives a trained Chiropractor a set of very useful guidelines to practise effective case management from collecting the patient’s history, carrying out relevant tests and developing and executing the appropriate health care plan.
This technique focuses on treating the spine as a whole instead of just individual vertebrae. We use elements of the Gonstead Technique with other chiropractic techniques to deliver better patient outcomes.
What does the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique involve?
The technique involves a thorough physical examination that includes neurological tests, orthopaedic tests, x-rays, and palpation to identify areas of misalignment or dysfunction in the spine or extremities that may be causing pain or discomfort.
Treatment consists of gentle spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the body’s systems.
How does Gonstead Chiropractic differ to regular chiropractic?
Gonstead chiropractic vs regular chiropractor
During treatment, Gonstead system chiropractors avoid twisting the spine. Instead, practitioners use precise movements to adjust specific vertebrae. Another difference between the Gonstead system and other techniques is that neck adjustments are made in the seated position.
What should you expect from this method and others like it?
The Gonstead approach as well as many other forms of chiropractic is full spine chiropractic. This means that Gonstead trained chiropractors don’t just examine the area that hurts. They recognise that problems in one area of the spine can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body and examine the body accordingly.
We are concerned with locating problem areas in your spine (and other joints) that chiropractors term “subluxation”. We identify these areas where there is impaired spinal or joint function with inflammation, lack of mobility and interference to normal nerve activity.
Our aim is to correct the subluxation, so that your body can function more normally and resume it’s natural healing process.
Different Techniques for Better Outcomes
We offer a number of highly effective chiropractic techniques at Sydney Spinal Care to improve your health and spinal biomechanics. The techniques used vary between patients, and treatment and technique are tailored to the individual’s needs from our many years of experience.
For example, the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique may be used with the other chiropractic techniques in our clinic, to provide you with better health outcomes.
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Author: Dr. Matthew Alch
Matthew has been practicing with Sydney Spinal Care since late 2002. Matthew graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic. His friendly nature and caring approach has been a welcomed addition to the Maroubra community as well as the Eastern Suburbs. He is a member of The Chiropractors Association of Australia and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (registration number: CHI0001306124). Sydney Spinal Care offer affordably priced chiropractic care to all.
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