Gonstead is probably the oldest and finest chiropractic techniques, which still today has a great number of followers and supporters.
The Gonstead Concept of chiropractic begins with a basic biomechanical principle of physics and, that is any shift in the foundation of a structure can cause a great amount of deviation in its top part and, perhaps, ultimately, collapse.
The body’s foundation is formed by the pelvic girdle. When this bony structure consisting of hip bones and the lower bones of the back is level, there will be maximum balance and stability in the spinal column.
When the pelvic girdle or any of the vertebrae (bones making up the spinal column) become tilted or rotated out of their proper position, dramatic changes may occur in the body.
These misalignments can cause pressure on the discs that separate the vertebrae. (The condition of the disc is the key to the patient’s health problem in many cases).
For full and more detailed information on this technique visit the Gonstead Clinical Society.