Gonstead Chiropractic

The Gonstead system of chiropractic was developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead (1898-1978)

Based on his mechanical engineering background and years of anatomical studies, Dr. Gonstead founded a system in which patients could be thoroughly examined for subluxations and have their subluxations corrected as efficiently as possible.

The Gonstead system is:

  • Precise: As much time as needed is given to every single patient in order to find EXACTLY the location and nature of their subluxations. Spine x-rays are one of the tools we use to help us with being as precise as possible. This then allows us to adjust the subluxations as accurately and efficiently as possible.
  • Safe: The aim of the Gonstead spinal adjustment is to correct the subluxated vertebra without disturbing the other surrounding bones. Having spinal x-rays of patients also allows us to see any other possible disease processes, and to tailor care for each individual patient.
  • Effective: The goal of Gonstead chiropractic is to “do the least to achieve the most” for each patient. That is to say, the least amount of vertebrae to be adjusted, with the least amount of force, the least amount of times.

The demand for Dr Gonstead’s chiropractic care led him to build one of the world’s largest chiropractic clinics in 1964. Located in the small farming town of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin (USA), the Gonstead Clinic had a 105 seat capacity reception area, and 3 chiropractors worked 16-hour days to cope with the demand. A hotel and an airstrip were built next to the clinic to help accommodate patients who came in from all over the USA and the world.


Gonstead Chiropractic Clinic, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin, USA.

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