Services & Techniques


Dr. Clarence Gonstead - the Gonstead Teachnique

Dr. Cartwright uses a highly-effective, gentle, and precise adjusting approach, called the Gonstead Technique, to help get you the results you are looking for.  The Gonstead Technique is considered by some the "golden standard" of Chiropractic.   

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 airstrip and hotel next to his clinic! Over the years he became known as the, "Chiropractor's Chiropractor."  Doctors of Chiropractic finally convinced him to teach them his methods in seminars that continue even to this day. 

Dr. Cartwright has extensive training in this prestigious technique and has taken multiple seminars at Dr. Gonstead's Clinic, which still exists today in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.  For more information on the Gonstead Technique, please contact us or visit

Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient's 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? Dr. Cartwright can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

 PowerLift Training

Dr. Cartwright is a certified trainer in the patented PowerLift Training system.  This materials handling training system teaches safe pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, and lifting practices to workers in a very different and unique way.  It is a departure from the traditional "Put your feet shoulder width apart, back straight, lift with your legs..." approach.  This system has been utilized for over 20 years in numerous Fortune 500 companies across the world.  It is also the primary training system for the United States Postal Service.  We have a proven track record of significant reductions in on-the-job injuries and companies have saved untold millions in worker compensation costs.

Call today if your business would like Dr. Cartwright to conduct a short demo class to show the benefits the PowerLift Training System can bring to your firm.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.