Chiropractic began with Daniel D. Palmer giving his first adjustment in September 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. Today, there are many methods used by Chiropractors to correct spinal misalignments, joint dysfunctions and subluxation complexes. Many techniques are identified by the name of the person who developed them. One of the most advanced and scientific methods is a technique system known as The Gonstead System, named after Clarence Selmer Gonstead.
Dr. Gonstead developed the procedures from his extensive clinical research in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. These procedures were developed over many years of clinical observation and research to work out how to get sick patients well. Dr. Gonstead practiced continually for fifty-five years and performed over four million Chiropractic adjustments, resulting in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis for use by today's Chiropractic Doctor's.
Dr. Gonstead was asked by other Chiropractors to teach them his method and how he achieved the results he did. This lead to the development of the Gonstead Seminar in the mid 1940's and a systematic approach to the way he practiced and got sick patients well. A full history of the Gonstead Seminar is available at gonsteadseminar.com
The Gonstead system, is taught in many Chiropractic teaching institutions around the world. In Australasia, Gonstead programs are taught at Macquarie University (Sydney), RMIT (Melbourne) and New Zealand College of Chiropractic (Auckland). The Gonstead Chiropractic Society (GCS) runs several seminars a year in Australia and New Zealand and conducts regular workshops for Chiropractors and students wanting to further their knowledge and skill in the Gonstead System. The Gonstead Seminar has presented annually in Australia since 1990.