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Dr. Clarence Gonstead
We use a highly-effective, gentle, and precise adjusting approach, called the Gonstead Technique, to help get you the results you are looking for.
In the early 1960's word was spreading throughout the world that there was a healer in a small farming community in Wisconsin to whom people of all ages, and walks of life, were flocking. Who was this man and what was his method?
The man was Clarence S. Gonstead. He became a chiropractor in 1923 following a personal experience with chiropractic that had helped his body heal from a painful, crippling episode of rheumatoid arthritis. With a background in mechanical engineering, he would come to apply the principles of this discipline to the evaluation of the spine. As part of a life long study of the spine, he would often fly his private plane to Indianapolis to dissect, study, stain, photograph and then reconstruct cadaver spines at Lincoln Chiropractic College. Dr. Gonstead found that many health issues that plague society are directly or indirectly caused by misaligned vertebrae causing irritation/stress to the NERVOUS SYSTEM. This can cause all kinds of dysfunction in the human body.
Dr. Gonstead had the equivalent of the Mayo Clinic of Chiropractic in Mt. Horeb, WI back in the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's. Patients were flooding his clinic in record numbers from all over the world for many serious health conditions. So much so that Dr. Gonstead had to build a private jetway and hotel next to his clinic. Over the years he became known as the, "Chiropractors Chiropractor." Doctors of Chiropractic finally convinced him to teach them his methods in seminars that continue even to this day.
Dr. Christenson has extensive training in this prestigious technique and has spent hundreds of hours training with other Doctors and at Dr. Gonstead's Clinic and which still exists today in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
For more information on the Gonstead Technique please contact us or see http://www.gonstead.com/
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Cory Kopas can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.