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At Petterson Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Hastings chiropractic office, but please call us at (651) 480-1128 if you have any questions!

Dr. Clarence Gonstead

We use a highly-effective, gentle, and precise adjusting approach, called the Gonstead Technique, to help get you the results you are looking for.  

In the early 1960's word was spreading throughout the world that there was a healer in a small farming community in Wisconsin to whom people of all ages, and walks of life, were flocking. Who was this man and what was his method?

 The man was Clarence S. Gonstead. He became a chiropractor in 1923 following a personal experience with chiropractic that had helped his body heal from a painful, crippling episode of rheumatoid arthritis. With a background in mechanical engineering, he would come to apply the principles of this discipline to the evaluation of the spine. As part of a life long study of the spine, he would often fly his private plane to Indianapolis to dissect, study, stain, photograph and then reconstruct cadaver spines at Lincoln Chiropractic College.  Dr. Gonstead found that many health issues that plague society are directly or indirectly caused by misaligned vertebrae causing irritation/stress to the NERVOUS SYSTEM.  This can cause all kinds of dysfunction in the human body. 

Dr. Gonstead had the equivalent of the Mayo Clinic of Chiropractic in Mt. Horeb, WI back in the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.  Patients were flooding his clinic in record numbers from all over the world for many serious health conditions.  So much so that Dr. Gonstead had to build a private jetway and hotel next to his clinic. Over the years he became known as the, "Chiropractors Chiropractor."  Doctors of Chiropractic finally convinced him to teach them his methods in seminars that continue even to this day. 

Dr. Petterson has extensive training in this prestigious technique and has spent hundreds of hours training with other Doctors and at Dr. Gonstead's Clinic and which still exists today in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. 

For more information on the Gonstead Technique please contact us or see http://www.gonstead.com/


Corrective Exercises

At Petterson Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.


Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Hastings chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.


Spinal & Postural Screenings

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Chad Petterson can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Hastings community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (651) 480-1128 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

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