Melbourne Gonstead Chiropractor
Wellbeing Chiropractic has a team of six professional and experienced Gonstead Chiropractors: Dr Robbie Hunt, Dr Alex Harvey, Dr Peter Vrakatselis, Dr Nicole Ritchie, Dr. Rami Tawil & Dr Adam Curwood. All of our team are trained in the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique. Our six doctors have over 20 years of combined clinical experience in the management of many musculo-skeletal health issues. Our team has a reputation built on results, professional service and trust.
All of our doctors graduated in Australia, either from the prestigious RMIT Chiropractic Program, the Murdoch University Chiropractic school and/or Macquarie University school of Chiropractic Science. All programs are regarded among the leading Chiropractic programs in the world. All of our Chiropractors first started to learn the Gonstead Chiropractic technique during their university study, and since graduating our doctors have attended many Chiropractic seminars, undertaken post graduate courses, earned CPD points through professional development programs, trained with other health practitioners, and combined have spent thousands of hours in clinical practice honing their chiropractic skills.
6 Location, Hawthorn, Pakenham, Melton, Epping, Craigieburn & Hopper Crossing
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What is Gonstead?
The Gonstead Chiropractic technique was developed by Dr Clarence S. Gonstead in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Dr Gonstead first experienced the wonders of chiropractic when he was a young man. In his early twenties he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and at his worst he became bed ridden. His family tried every conventional medical solution with no success, until his Aunt arranged for Dr Olsen, the local Chiropractor to come and assess him at the family home. Dr Olsen assessed and adjusted Gonstead two to three times a day for three days. Gonstead was able to get out of bed and crawl around by day two. The eventual improvement of his condition with consistent chiropractic care made him pursue a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Before becoming a Chiropractor Dr Gonstead studied engineering, this interest saw him view the spine as a mechanical engineering wonder. He spent many hours studying the mechanics of the spine, trying to understand the way it moved and analysing it’s engineering. It was after many years of research and applied clinical experience Dr Gonstead developed the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique. He was a pioneer of chiropractic and contributed immensely to the profession.
Developed the use of AP full spine X-ray and the full spine Lateral X-ray procedures
Developed the cervical chair and seated adjustments
First to develop an exclusive chiropractic X-ray unit
One of the first to explain sacroiliac joint range of motion
Developed a pelvic analysis system
(Dr Peter adjusting a patient lower back in the sidelying position)
The Gonstead System
The Gonstead system of chiropractic is based on the foundation principle. Dr Gonstead after many years of research developed a system which analysed the pelvis. With his background in engineering he viewed the pelvis as the foundation of the spine, thus by analysing the pelvis and correcting any misalignments at the foundation, he believed would have a flow on affect further up the spine.
Gonstead also developed a surface EMG instrument called the Nervoscope. He used this instrument in his analysis, to be very specific and precise in locating the client’s problem area. This instrument is still used in practice today by some Gonstead Practitioners.
(Gonstead X-rays may be used to help identify problematic areas)
(Dr Adam performing a seated cervical Gonstead adjustment on a patient)
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The Gonstead formula consists of:
Finding the subluxation (spinal joint dysfunction), by seeing it on the client, feeling it on the client, finding which exact joints are involved, using the nervoscope and nerve scanner instrument, X-ray analysis and reviewing the health history and presentation.
Accept it where you find it.
Correct it, deliver the adjustment by hand.
Leave it alone
This formula was successful for Gonstead and he built a reputation on results. The Gonstead Chiropractic Clinic in Mt Horeb, Wisconsin was once the biggest Chiropractic clinic in the world. Gonstead built a runway for clients to fly in and see him, he also built a motel to accommodate the many clients who would travel from all over America and the world to see him. The average length of travel for clients was 160 kilometres a study had shown. He was famous for saying he never spent a dollar to advertise, his results did the talking.
The Gonstead Adjustment
The key to this adjustment is specificity. The Gonstead adjustment is a short vector force to the neutral position of the affected joint. It is a short lever, high-velocity low-amplitude set and hold impulse delivered by hand. There is a line of correction involved with every adjustment, this attention-to-detail has been successful in the management of some patients. The system has a famous reputation based on results and is seen as the high standard in hands on adjusting techniques in the chiropractic profession.
The doctors at Wellbeing Chiropractic are all trained in the Gonstead technique and have many years of combined “clinical hands on experience.” All of our practices Hawthorn, Pakenham, Melton, Epping, Craigieburn and Hoppers Crossing have onsite X-ray facilities, which enable the team to be very thorough in the initial consultation examination. Wellbeing Chiropractic is open six days a week, with early morning and late evening appointments available.
If you are looking for a Gonstead Chiropractor in Melbourne, Wellbeing Chiropractic may be the place for you.