Gonstead Chiropractor Sydney

Gonstead Chiropractor Sydney

Find Out More About Our Approach to Chiropractic Care

At My Back Relief Clinic, our experienced team provides Gonstead technique-focused chiropractic care. Since we are one of very few Gonstead practitioners in Sydney, many patients seek us out for this “gold standard” in chiropractic care.

Gonstead Chiropractic Benefits

There are several benefits that come with the Gonstead chiropractic technique. 

The goal of a Gonstead practitioner is to get you to reach your health goals as fast as possible. Therefore, we will often use every tool available to help us i.e x-rays, nervoscope, palpations, orthopaedic tests and neurological tests, in order to diagnose your health complaint with more certainty.

We also only focus on specific areas of your spine that are ‘problematic’ or a part of our diagnosis. This means you benefit from our highly targeted and clinically indicated treatment.

The Gonstead Chiropractic Technique

You can expect us to focus our treatment efforts on specific areas of your spine that actually need treating.

We don’t do 5+ adjustments. Instead, we take great care in being as specific as possible, treating only the areas of your body that are causing the problems.

The spine is a complicated and sometimes delicate structure. It consists of joints, nerves, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels, which if treated incorrectly can do long-term damage.

We take great care in being as specific as possible, treating only the areas of your body that are causing the problems.

At My Back Relief Clinic, we treat you with this same great care and only recommend treatment plans to you that are clinically justified.

Treatment and Assessment

Your chiropractor will do an in-depth examination to determine exactly where the underlying causes of your symptoms are. The examination will include talking with you about your health history, so we can understand the background of your current situation. Then we’ll do chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological assessments to determine the condition of your spine and how well messages are delivered from your brain to your body.

We’ll take digital postural photos, which are a good tool for tracking your progress. We’ll also use a Nervo-Scope® to assess the health and function of your nerves. Finally, when indicated, we will take X-rays of your spine.

At your Report of Findings visit, your chiropractor will explain everything we found and how any misalignments may affect your function, mobility and overall health. We’ll then begin your care, which will consist of very specific adjustments.

Gonstead is a Combined Approach

Gonstead practitioners will also tend to integrate any extra appropriate Orthopaedic and Chiropractic tests.

When all this information is combined, we will let you know if your health situation is a Chiropractic case. That’s the Gonstead difference: you’ll receive a treatment plan, tailored to your needs. If it is not, a referral to the appropriate health provider will be given.

What is the philosophy of Gonstead?

Dr. Clarence Gonstead, a chiropractor with a background in engineering, developed the Gonstead Technique. His approach involves thorough diagnosis and looking at a patient’s entire body—not just their spine.

A key part of the Gonstead Technique is that it is not a method that does generic adjustments of the entire spine. Rather, we make highly specific adjustments only to the areas that need it.

Thoroughness and accuracy are the hallmarks of our care, and form the underlying philosophy of the Gonstead chiropractic technique.