Gonstead Chiropractic

When it comes to Chiropractic care, there are a variety of types and techniques of Chiropractic care out there. However, one Chiropractic system that has stood the test of time with proven results would undeniably be the Gonstead System of Chiropractic.

The Gonstead system of Chiropractic is named after its founder, Dr.Clarence Selmer Gonstead from Wisconsin, USA. But what makes the Gonstead System so unique that it has proven amazing clinical results over the past decades? Let’s delve into the key aspects that makes the Gonstead Chiropractic the number one choice for patients. 

The Gonstead Philosophy

The main philosophy and science behind Gonstead Chiropractic is a holistic and natural approach to correcting misalignments along our spinal column. The spinal column is susceptible to cumulative trauma and damage over time. The exact term for this is called a subluxation. Gonstead Chiropractors utilize a strict and meticulous protocol to detect and correct these so-called misalignments. 

Five Criteria of Gonstead Analysis

One of the distinguishable features of the Gonstead System would be its vigorous protocol of detecting vertebral subluxations. This comprises of 5 steps in the following order;

  1. Visualization: The Gonstead Chiropractor will visualize for any signs of imbalances, inflammation and/or gross misalignment along the spinal column.
  2. Instrumentation: The Gonstead system utilizes an instrument called the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope measures heat differences along the spine. These differences can indicate areas of inflammation and nerve pressure.
  3. Static Palpation: This involves feeling the spine in a stationary condition in order to detect any swelling, tenderness or abnormal texture in the tissue.
  4. Motion Palpation: The Gonstead chiropractor would gently move the spine in a certain way to assess the motion of the individual segments across the spinal column. This gives indication to how healthy each individual segment is. 
  5. X-ray Analysis: Gonstead chiropractors utilize a full-spine x-ray to confirm areas of misalignments in the spine’s structure. This gives pin-point accuracy to locate the exact location of misalignment. 

Since Gonstead Chiropractic originated in Wisconsin USA, there isn’t a large population of Gonstead Chiropractors in Malaysia. Thus, finding a Gonstead Chiropractor that is adept at practicing the full system can be challenging. It is always important to research the particular Chiropractor prior to engaging an appointment with them. 

Elevate Chiropractic has been a fully Gonstead practice ever since its incorporation. The practitioners regularly travel to Australia for yearly seminars and conferences to improve on the adjusting and diagnostic skills. We invite you to come and experience the authentic Gonstead Chiropractic experience at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.