December 10, 2008 — More than 50 chiropractors from all over the country recently attended the fifth annual “Meeting of the Minds” (MOM) to discuss issues pertinent to the furthering of the Gonstead technique and the promoting of the chiropractic profession in general. The discussions, which were held at Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW), focused on evolving the current technique by reviewing Gonstead evaluation procedures, understanding subluxation neurology, using motion x-ray, highlighting recent research, and proposing new research topics.
Aside from the student workshop held Friday evening, attendees had a minimum of 25 years of experience using the Gonstead technique. Among the numerous and inspiring speakers, Greg Plaugher, DC, spoke about the politics of research while Ed Cremata, DC, addressed the importance of future studies. At the end of the day, Bryan Gatterman, DC, DACBR, demonstrated the value of using motion x-ray to glean important information relevant to the appropriate application of Gonstead.
The following day was spent generating support for the Gonstead Clinic at Mt. Horeb, which is in need of restoration. Steven Tanaka, DC, displayed historical photographs to communicate the tremendous contributions made by technique founder, Clarence Gonstead, DC, and provided a timeline of Gonstead’s career. John Rosser, DC shared endearing and inspiring stories about working with Gonstead from 1966 to 1969 at the Gonstead Clinic.
Source: Life Chiropractic College West, www.lifewest.edu