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Chiropractic practices have been around for decades now. It’s not surprising that several experts have come up with their unique versions and techniques to help patients. There are over 100 registered techniques in this field, and all of them require careful study. At Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic, we use a modified Gonstead Protocol.

What is The Gonstead Technique?

The Gonstead Technique was developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead, who recovered from arthritis after receiving a chiropractic adjustment. This was his watershed moment that lead him to dedicate his life to the practice and development of the Gonstead Method.

Working a Norwegian work week, Dr. Gonstead would be in the clinic by 8:00 am, six days a week, seeing patients until dinner time and then working past midnight with his colleagues developing his technique. Dr. Gonstead was an utterly amazing individual who worked tirelessly with this schedule for over 40 years.

The technique relies on accurate diagnostics using specially designed tools like the Nervoscope, X-ray, and clinical analysis including the biomechanics of the spine and pelvis and the neurological presentation of the patient.

Once this analysis is complete, the chiropractor will have a good understanding and view of the problem, and can therefore address it properly and thoroughly.

We Use a Modified Gonstead Treatment

Under the Gonstead Method of adjustment, the treatment is just as precise as the diagnostics. Once our chiropractor understands the segment and extent of the misalignment, they can use a series of adjustments to correct the subluxation and ensure the patient is on the road to recovery.

As a result of many years of injury, the vertebrae of a patient’s spine can become misaligned in many different directions. It is critical for a Doctor of Chiropractic to understand this complex derangement of the vertebrae of the spine, and with very specific manual adjustments using their hands, adjust the spine back into the correct alignment. The doctor may adjust the same segment several times during different sessions to make sure the spine is aligned correctly.

  • Dr Maguire was specifically trained in the Gonstead method, and today uses a modified Gonstead Techniques to care for patients.
  • We now use a rolling thermographic study of the spine every 12th visit rather than a Nervoscope each visit. This has the advantage of giving us digitized quantifiable data to track the patients neurological progress.
  • Gowning occurs (subject to the patient’s preference) on each exam and re-exam (Every 12 visits) to perform the Insight Millennium thermographic study to provide the doctor and patient quantifiable data regarding progress rather than just a qualitative “Yes, I feel Great Doc”.
  • We utilize Gonstead listing method to understand and communicate the misalignment of the patient’s spine and adjust accordingly.
  • Additionally we will perform various orthopedic and neurological examinations to further identify the areas of concern.
  • In cases where the Doctor establishes that a full Gonstead Technique is necessary, the following describes the Gonstead Method, which is the basis for our clinic’s approach to spinal care.
  • Completing additional training in Physiotherapy and completing the National Board Examination in the USA, Dr. Maguire has specific training in active and passive muscle work and modalities that may further assist in the patient recovery and realizing of their full potential.

Your spine is held in place with ligaments, and the discs of the spine are also ligamentous. Just as a dentist keeps a person’s braces on for several years in order for the ligaments that hold the teeth in place to become stable and heal, a chiropractor helps keep the spine properly aligned to keep our body stable and healthy. 1

In order to get the best result for a patient, we take a three phase approach to care. Firstly, we stabilize the injured spinal joint. We then allow that joint to heal in its best position, and thirdly we take care of the spine on a wellness basis so that the patient is less likely to sustain an injury and more able to perform at their full potential.

Scientific and effective, our approach provides the Doctor with the information needed to better understand the problem. This allows us to be as effective as possible, and maintain the highest standard of care and treatment.

If you want to know more about our expert Calgary Gonstead technique or book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic through our Contact Us form or call us at (403) 475-6210.

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