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Our Chiropractic Technique

I practice the Gonstead technique and have been board certified since l981. I’m one of the one hundred Gonstead diplomates in the states. I wanted to be an expert in one chiropractic technique and I chose Gonstead. I have always been interested in nutrition so in 2003 I became a Loomis Enzyme Digestive Specialist. Following this further I took the Logan Internal Health Specialist at Logan Chiropractic School in the fall of 2007.

Gonstead Technique

Named after its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this approach came from his engineering background. His “foundation principle” explains how a subluxation pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another.

Nervoscope device

The two probes detect minute differences in temperature up and down your spine.

A Thorough Evaluation

After studying your health history, we conduct a complete examination. This generally includes full spine X-rays and precise analysis. Using a small heat-sensing instrument, subluxation patterns are revealed by slight differences in temperature. Finally, we use our fingertips to “palpate” or feel the location of individual bones and how they may differ from their normal position.

Full Spine Correction

With a complete picture of your spine it’s time to make the needed corrections.

To adjust your lower spine and pelvis, we’ll have you lie on your side. Subluxations in the middle back are corrected as you assume a comfortable kneeling position. When you are seated, we can restore the integrity of your spine without twisting or rotating your neck.

Sometimes you’ll hear a slight “popping” sound that we call cavitation. Sometimes you won’t. Either way, better health is on the way!

Safe and Effective

The Gonstead Technique is acknowledged as one of the safest systems of evaluating and caring for the spine.

Dr. Chapman adjusting patients

Dr. Chapman adjusting patients