What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a safe and natural, hands on approach to healing and health. It can be described as both a Science and a Philosophy. It is a Science as it is based on sound scientific principles and continuous research. It is a philosophy because we know that the human body can heal itself if the underlying problems are addressed. This is in contrast to masking symptoms with drugs or performing avoidable surgery. Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of all joints but mainly the spine and the effects on the nervous system. All of us, through our daily lives put stress on our spines. This stress can be PHYSICAL; like a back or neck injury, poor posture etc. CHEMICAL; poor diet, medicines, drugs etc, or EMOTIONAL; job stress, family stress etc. The body will react differently, from mild ache to being in severe pain. But almost always, the spine will "stiffen" in response. The Chiropractor will adjust the spine to restore it to it's natural state of structure function and movement. Once the spine begins to function better, tissues will heal better, the nervous system will return to normal and pain and discomfort should ease.

What's an adjustment?

An adjustment in basic terms refers to the procedure in which the chiropractor gently and skillfully applies a controlled force from his or her hands to a specific joint in the patients spine. Adjustments for the most part should not hurt. Chiropractors train for years to perform these correctly on patients. There is an associated "pop" sound which is simply a gasseous reaction within the joint of the spine. What the chiropractor is doing is getting the joints of the spine to move correctly and restore the spine to as normal a state as possible.

The Gonstead Method

The Gonstead system of chiropractic was founded and developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead who graduated a chiropractor in 1923 after a career in mechanical engineering. His devotion and commitment to getting sick people well, led him in his desire to establish a system of finding the major problem and then giving it a specific chiropractic adjustment to restore normal function.

What is the Gonstead difference?

Phone number

(03) 9568 0155

Where to find us

1681 Dandenong Rd Oakleigh East VIC 3166


Consulting hours

Monday: 8.45 am - 7 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm

Thursday: 8.45 am - 7 pm

Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 11.30 am