Gonstead Chiropractor Sydney
At My Back Relief Clinic we utilise the Gonstead Technique. The Gonstead System is taught in many Chiropractic schools around the world. In Australasia Gonstead programs are taught at Macquarie University (Sydney), RMIT (Melbourne) and New Zealand College of Chiropractic (Auckland).
What is Involved?
Going to a Gonstead practitioner means that you will have a thorough consultation every visit. This often includes:
History – Your Chiropractor will take a thorough history of your initial presenting complaint and this will include your overall health and medical history.
Visualization – Your chiropractor is well versed in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
Instrumentation – The instrument often used in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which may be indicative of inflammation. This instrument runs down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
Static Palpation – This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or oedema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles.
X-Ray Analysis – Taken when clinically indicated, X-rays are taken. This will enable your Chiropractor to visualise the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition.
A Combined Approach
Gonstead practitioners will also tend to integrate any extra appropriate Othopeadic and Chiropractic tests.
When all this information is combined, we will let you know if your health situation is a Chiropractic case. If it is not, a referral to the appropriate health provider will be given.
What does this all mean for You, the Patient?
The goal of a Gonstead practitioner is to get a patient to reach their health goals as fast as possible. Therefore, they will often use every tool available to them i.e x-rays, nervoscope, palpations, orthopaedic tests and neurological tests, in order to diagnose your back or neck conditions with more certainly.
This means that you can have more confidence that your Gonstead Chiropractor is going to tailor their treatment plan according to your individual needs.
As for the treatment, Gonstead chiropractors aim only to focus their efforts into treating specific areas of the spine that actually need treating. The spine is a complicated and sometimes delicate structure that consists of joints, nerves, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels, which treated incorrectly can do long-term damage.
Because of this, Gonstead practitioners never aim rattle the whole spine with 5+ adjustments. Instead they take great care in being as specific as possible, treating only the areas of the 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.
Want to Learn More About Gonstead Chiropractic?
For more information about this technique visit the Gonstead Chiropractic Society of Australia website.
Chiropractor Dulwich Hill
If you’re looking for advice from an experienced Sydney chiropractor, feel free to contact our clinic today.
My Back Relief Clinic
390 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203