The Legacy of Dr. Clarence Gonstead

In the realm of chiropractic care, Dr. Clarence Gonstead's name shines brightly as a beacon of innovation and excellence. In 1923, he laid the foundation for what would become "The Gonstead System of Chiropractic," a technique revered for its precision and effectiveness. Here at Top Chiro Milton Keynes clinic, we are honored to continue Dr. Gonstead's legacy, embracing his approach to healing and providing our patients with top-notch care.

Dr. Gonstead was a visionary in the field of chiropractic care, recognizing the pivotal role that proper spinal alignment plays in maintaining overall health. He believed that optimal nerve functioning and well-being could be achieved through ensuring the spine's foundation—whether it be the pelvis or spinal vertebrae—was in alignment. This fundamental principle, known as the "Foundation principle," guided Dr. Gonstead's approach to chiropractic adjustments and patient care.

Dr Gonsteads Contributions to the Profession

One of Dr. Gonstead's most significant contributions to the field was his pioneering use of full spine and pelvic x-rays. By harnessing the power of imaging technology, he was able to visualize spinal misalignments, curvatures, and degeneration with unparalleled accuracy. This level of precision allowed him to tailor adjustments specific to each patient's unique spinal condition, resulting in remarkable success in treating a wide range of conditions, from back pain to neurological issues.

Dr. Gonstead's reputation for excellence quickly spread, attracting patients from around the world to his clinic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. To accommodate the growing demand for his services, he expanded his clinic multiple times, eventually establishing a facility capable of accommodating over 800 clients a week. His unwavering commitment to helping others extended beyond his clinic walls; he also established a seminar institute to teach his methodology to fellow chiropractors, ensuring that his legacy would continue for generations to come.

Today, Dr. Gonstead's influence continues to permeate chiropractic clinics worldwide, including ours. By adhering to his principles of thorough evaluation, specificity in adjustment, and unwavering dedication to patient care, we strive to uphold the highest standards of chiropractic excellence. Our commitment to following in Dr. Gonstead's footsteps ensures that our patients receive the highest quality care possible, rooted in a tradition of innovation and compassion.


At Top Chiro Milton Keynes clinic, we are proud to carry on Dr. Gonstead's legacy, providing our patients with personalized care that addresses their unique needs and concerns. By embracing the principles of the Gonstead System, we empower our patients to achieve optimal spinal health and overall well-being. Join us on this journey towards better health and experience the difference that Gonstead chiropractic care can make in your life. If you would like to come and have your spine and nervous system checked, please feel free to book in a complimentary spinal screening with one of the team.