USING THE GOLD STANDARD IN “HANDS ON” SPINAL ADJUSTING
Boyer Chiropractic and Wellness Center utilizes the Gonstead Technique of chiropractic. Gonstead represents the ultimate standard in “hands on” spinal adjusting and remains the leader in chiropractic techniques. Adhering to the definition of true chiropractic as defined by D. D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic in 1895, Dr. Gonstead found there was no substitute or better method for analyzing or correcting spinal misalignments than with a pair of skilled chiropractic hands. This remains true today.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead (1898-1978) began practicing chiropractic in 1923 in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, a small farming community of 1,200 residents in south central Wisconsin. Dr. Gonstead’s reputation spread throughout the state, the country and ultimately around the world, as a multitude of patient’s health problems were corrected remarkably fast by his brand of chiropractic treatment. Hundreds of patients were seeking his care on a daily basis. With his dedication to helping these patients, Dr. Gonstead worked from 8 a.m. to midnight six days a week plus every Sunday morning from 5 to 10 a.m. to be able to accommodate these growing patient numbers. When Dr. Gonstead’s schedule was at the limit of his physical capability, he knew the only solution to meet the public’s health needs on the scale the public was demanding, was to build an unparalleled chiropractic treatment facility and staff it with Gonstead trained associates.
CARE PLANS AS UNIQUE AS YOU
Dr. Boyer uses the Gonstead System, the gold standard in Chiropractic, for patient examination and treatment. A patient examination includes complete patient history, static palpation, motion palpation, instrumentation of the spinal column, x-ray analysis if necessary, and functional laboratory work as needed. When all this information is combined, Dr. Boyer, a trained Gonstead Doctor, will immediately 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. If your case is a Chiropractic concern, Dr. Boyer will utilize the dynamics of the effectual Gonstead Specific Adjustment to get you back to optimal health as quickly as possible, with no “pre-planned” treatment programs. The goal of a Gonstead practitioner is to get a patient back on the road to health as quickly as possible and then leave the patient alone. In the words of Dr. Gonstead, “Find the subluxation, correct it, and then leave it alone”.
What to expect on your first visit
When you schedule your first appointment at our office, you will be asked to fill out some basic information along with standard medical documentation. (HIPPA, Terms of acceptance, and authorization to bill insurance if applicable). After this minimal amount of paper work, Dr Boyer will take you into the adjustment room where he will get a detailed case history of your chief complaint. Dr. Boyer will then perform a chiropractic examination to determine where exactly your problem is. This includes static and motion palpation and instrumentation. If your situation calls for it, Dr Boyer may decide to take a set of full spine X-rays.
After the examination is complete and the specific area of the spine has been determined to be the problem, Dr. Boyer will make a hands on chiropractic adjustment using one of his various adjusting tables. After your first adjustment, Dr. Boyer will ask you to schedule, your next visit at the front desk. Dr. Boyer does not prescribe long term treatment plans. He goal is to find it, fix it and then leave it alone.