Gonstead: Mastering Cervical Chair w/ D. Currie, DC (Jun 16, 5hrs)

Join Dr. J. David Currie, Life West Adjusting Faculty, for a deep dive into Gonstead cervical chair adjusting. 5 CE Category A (mandatory) Adjusting hours. 3-8pm


J. David Currie, DC
J. David Currie, DC


June 16, 2018 - 3:00 pm


June 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm


Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545   View map

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Adjusting shouldn’t hurt – You or the Patient! Adjusting the  cervical spine in the seated position, as developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead, allows the flexibility to correct spinal mechanical dysfunctions in all three planes: extension, lateral bending and rotation. Dispel the myths of adjusting a patient in “tension” and learn to adjust when both the doctor and patient are relaxed and balanced so your adjustments feel like a “warm knife in butter.” We’ll be introducing an innovative way to learn adjusting beyond set-ups, thru dynamic “exercises” that make adjusting fun!

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • understand principles of effortless adjusting, that can be universally applied to their current adjusting technique
  • practice, via take-home exercises, speed, balance, and leverage in their adjusting
  • adjust the cervical spine P-A, in the seated position, with minimal force using speed and leverage

6 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California APPROVED 6 Category A (mandatory) adjusting hours
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Indiana No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Massachusetts No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

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Hour Topic
1 Overview of Gonstead cervical chair adjusting.
Principles of effortless adjusting:

  1. Relaxation
  2. Ramping
  3. Center line and balance

Review of protocol for evaluating patients with acute and chronic cervical-thoracic spine problems, including brachial neuralgia, hyper-flexion/extension injuries, and degenerative joint disease.  Review motion palpation of the cervical and thoracic spine.

2 Fundamentals of cervical chair adjusting: patient placement, doctor position, and basic set-up.
3 Completion of the basic set-up.
Exercises to develop speed, stabilization, and depth of thrust.
4 Adjusting the upper cervical spine, including atlas and occiput.
5 Special circumstances: CAD (cervical acceleration/deceleration) injuries, torticollis, special populations including pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients, and post-surgical cases.