Gonstead Chiropractic Technique

Chiropractic that combines biomechanics and physics

The Gonstead Chiropractic technique incorporates the principals of biomechanics and physics. Founded by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead, the technique focuses on the important role a solid “foundation” plays in supporting any structure. In the human body, our foundation is our pelvic girdle—the skeletal area consisting of pelvis, hip bones, and lower back bones. If the pelvic girdle or any vertebrae are moved out of proper position, negative conditions called Subluxations can often occur.

The ability to recognize and directly target not just these Subluxations, but resulting misalignments as well, forms an integral part of the Gonstead Concept. If a lower portion of the spinal column suffers a Subluxation, the human body tries to compensate in order to maintain balance and posture. This can result in additional vertebrae becoming misaligned.

Gonstead begins with in-depth assessment
When applying the Gonstead Principles, we conduct an extremely thorough spinal assessment thorough analysis of five criteria to detect Subluxations:

1. Chiropractic Visualization
We look for subtle abnormalities in your posture and body movement to help identify any problems.

2. Chiropractic Instrumentation
Using a thermal-imaging “Nervoscope” (one of the main instruments used in the Gonstead technique) we detect uneven distributions of heat along the spine—releasing areas that could be suffering from inflammation or nerve pressure.

3. Static Palpation 
We are trained to feel or “palpate” your spine while it is stationary or “static.” Often, this can reveal swelling or “edema”, tenderness, and any abnormal muscle or tissue tightness.

4. Motion Palpation 
Like static Palpation, this process involves feeling your spine while it is in motion. This test reveals how range of motion may be being affected by any spinal misalignment.

5. X-Rays
Being able to view your spine structure allows us to evaluate posture as well as joint, disc, and vertebrae malignments. X-rays also help us to identify contraindications to care that could be present such as broken bones or tumors.

Gonstead continues with precision adjustments
With a skilled analysis completed, we can then recommend a regiment of Gonstead adjustments unique to your Subluxations. We focus on being extremely precise in applying corrective forces to only to the Subluxated areas so you experience the most accurate and effective adjustment possible. The Gonstead technique goal is to restore and maintain your bio-mechanically correct position so that you can return to optimal nerve function, optimal health and comfort.

“I am honored to have improved the lives of so many people in Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, and the surrounding communities. I invite you to call to schedule your ChiroCheck-Up today. Together, let’s mark the start of a better tomorrow and healthier, happier future!”

— Dr. Christian Reilly, Founder, Chiromark


Glastonbury Chiropractic Office

10 Commerce St, Suite B
Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 430 9116

Glastonbury Office Hours

Mon: 10 am–12:30 pm | 3–6 pm
Wed: 10 am–12:30 pm | 3–6:30 pm
Sat: 9 am–11 am
Sun: Emergencies Only

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Rocky Hill Chiropractic Office
Rocky Hill Chiropractic Office

28 Church Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 372 4848

Rocky Hill Office Hours

Tues: 11 am–1 pm | 3 pm–6:30 pm
Thurs: 3 pm–6 pm
Fri: 11 am–1 pm | 3–6 pm
Sun: Emergencies Only

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Chiromark of Glastonbury

Chiromark of Rocky Hill