Dr. Laurie utilizes the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. The Gonstead Method is a specific, scientifically sound chiropractic technique which allows the doctor of chiropractic to care for every patient, from newborns to the oldest geriatric patient and everyone in between.
The Gonstead Method of chiropractic care was developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead of Mt Horeb, Wisconsin beginning in 1923. He refined his unique system over a 55-year period. Dr. Laurie regularly attends Gonstead Seminars to continue to learn how to become better at the Gonstead Method. She currently has an additional 365 hours of training.
The Gonstead System focuses on being as specific as possible with the examination and adjustment of the patient. The examination includes taking a detailed history, instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation, neurological testing and often times, full spine x-rays taken in the standing position. Necessity of x-rays is determined during the examination.
The goal of the Gonstead practitioner is to “do the least to achieve the most”. That is to say, the least amount of segments to be adjusted with the least amount of force the least amount of times. This is case specific to each patient.