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What It Takes: Becoming A Gonstead Chiropractor

We all know that staying healthy is essential. However, sometimes, we don’t realize the problems inside until something does not feel right, especially with our spine and nerves.

Consulting a Gonstead chiropractic care specialist is a smart move to make sure these hidden health conditions are identified and treated specifically.

Few chiropractors are trained in the Gonstead method. In fact, Nordik Chiropractic is the only Gonstead Chiropractic clinic in the area, and one of just a few in the entire State of Florida. Patients who know the difference often travel great distances to find a Gonstead chiropractor. 

So, what’s different about a chiropractor who specializes in Gonstead chiropractic?

Read on as we begin to answer this and more, so you can make the best choice for your body and your health.


What is Gonstead Chiropractic?   

The Gonstead chiropractic method is often regarded as the Gold Standard in the chiropractic field. Dr. Clarence Gonstead developed this treatment approach in the mid-20th century.

Dr. Gonstead, was originally an engineer. He then suffered from health issues that were successfully treated by chiropractic care. This experience sparked his interest in chiropractic. He then decided to become a chiropractor himself.

Over fifty years, Dr. Gonstead developed a more detailed and systematic way of looking at the spine at his clinic in Mt. Horeb. His method involves a more thorough diagnosis than the general touch-and-feel methods used by most chiropractors. To this day, Dr. Gonsetad’s system is still the only one that utilizes modern methods of diagnosis.

These diagnostic methods include detailed x-rays, a unique way of feeling the spine’s motion, special instrumentation and visualizing how the spine aligns. This meticulous approach allows Gonstead chiropractors to pinpoint the exact problem areas in the spine.

In addition to a more thorough diagnosis, Dr. Gonstead developed additional methods to provide a more precise adjustment. Where a traditional chiropractor has one adjusting table, a Gonstead chiropractor utilizes a combination of five different tables and chairs, as needed, to get a more complete and specific adjustment.


Who Is A Gonstead Chiropractor?   

A Gonstead chiropractor has taken additional training to specialize in the Gonstead method.

Extensive education and hands on training is required become a chiropractor at the Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic. This includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of chiropractic college, plus additional training. There is a focus on the fields of anatomy, physiology, embryology, orthopedics, biochemistry, diagnosis and x-ray. Which is typically followed by at least 1,000 hours of post-graduate experience at a clinic. Clinical work involves treating real patients, with the guidance of an experienced doctor. This is combined with additional testing through multiple different evaluations.

Unlike traditional chiropractic,  Gonstead chiropractic requires learning how to utilize additional diagnostic tools, such as the nervoscope and a thorough knowledge of x-rays, as well as additional adjustment techniques that must be repeatedly practiced for mastery.

This involves extensive training and practice, attending special seminars, doing internships to get real-life hands-on experience, and joining programs that teach these more advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment.


How is Gonstead Chiropractic Care Different From Traditional Chiropractic Treatment?   

Gonstead Chiropractic Care stands out from regular chiropractic treatment primarily because of the precision and thoroughness of the treatment plan. Here’s how it’s different:

Thorough Assessment:  

Gonstead Chiropractors examine your spine’s alignment with digital x-rays, a non-invasive nervoscope instrument that measures heat difference a more accurate postural analysis. We also use a unique hands-on technique to feel the motion and position of each spine segment, known as motion palpation and static palpation. This helps us pinpoint the exact problem area.

Specific Adjustments:  

In the Gonstead method, the adjustments are very specific and focused on the core underlying problem. A Gonstead chiropractor only adjusts the parts of your spine that needs it, based on their detailed assessment.

Focus on the Entire Spine:  

While some chiropractic methods might focus on just the area where you’re feeling pain, Gonstead chiropractors consider your entire spine. We understand that a problem in one area can affect other parts of your body, so we look at the whole picture.

Treating the Root Cause Of the Problem:  

Gonstead chiropractic adjustments are very precise. The chiropractor uses just the right amount of pressure and targets it exactly where it’s needed. This makes the treatment more effective and comfortable.

Tailored Treatment Plans:  

Every person’s spine is different, and as Gonstead chiropractors we understand this. This is why we customize our treatment to fit patients’ medical requirements rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach.

Why Choose Nordik Chiropractic In Jupiter?   

At Nordik Chiropractic, we strive to give our patients a pain-free life. Our esteemed chiropractic doctors are Gonstead technique experts with extensive training and experience to offer you the best treatment.

We are the only chiropractors in the Jupiter area to offer Gonstead chiropractic care. Here are some more benefits of getting treated at Nordik Chiropractic:

  • With the help of Gonstead Chiropractic Care, we help restore the balance in the central nervous system that improves the overall well-being of the body.

  • This special chiropractic treatment helps lower inflammation and pain. Our Gonstead chiropractors target specific areas of the spinal column for readjustments and realignments to restore optimal functioning.

  • The Gonstead method improves the nervous system and enhances the range of motion and flexibility. This will help you move more efficiently and freely without experiencing severe pain.

  • Lastly, our Gonstead treatment plan not only works on the spinal column but also reduces fatigue and stress and will improve your quality of life.

 Get Fast Relief Through Gonstead Chiropractic 

Our certified Gonstead chiropractors have adequate training and the right equipment, know-how, and experience to check out and treat your health issues.

If you’re in Jupiter and need a certified Gonstead chiropractor, schedule an appointment here at Nordik Chiropractic.

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