Chiropractic Care at Carlson Chiropractic Office in Kalispell. The primary method practiced in these offices is the Gonstead Technique which is based on “a level foundation theory.” Gonstead doctors set the standard for their patent care in their understanding of the importance for specificty through a thorough examination. Each exam includes patient histroy, static palpation, instrumentation of the spinal column, motion palpation and x-ray analysis. This method allows the doctor to find the exact subluxation (A subluxation is a bone in the spine that is fixated or “stuck” that then results in nerve pressure and causes an interference with the ability of your body to maintain health) and correct it. Gonstead doctors remain the leaders in hands on spinal adjusting as well as staying honest to the definition of true chiropractic that was defined by D.D Palmer who founded chiropractic in 1895.