The Gonstead Technique
The Gonstead Technique is a chiropractic system of analysis that focuses on five components to aid in the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations.
Visualization - the objective is to find any small blemishes of the skin or even variations of posture. These small details can serve as cross-checks for any of the following steps of analysis.
Instrumentation - the use of a sophisticated heat-sensing tool, known as either a Nervo-scope or a Delta-T, during each visit aids in the understanding of where the specific adjustment should, and more importantly should not, be delivered.
Static Palpation - this is the process of simple palpation (or touching) of the spine and its surrounding structures in a stationary (or static) position. The goal here is to determine if there is the presence of swelling (or edema), any tenderness and any changes of muscle tone.
Motion Palpation - this process involves feeling the motion of the spine to determine the range of motion a segment of the spine possesses.
X-ray Analysis - the objective here is to allow the doctors to visually see the structure and integrity of the spine. This is extremely helpful in determining the posture and joint integrity of the spine, as well as any possible underlying pathologies or fractures that may be present.