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Grostic Procedure Club
Transcript of Grostic Procedure Club
1930 - Spring
B.J. proclaimed "the principle of
"There could be only one place in the spinal column that a subluxation could exist:
HIO - Toggle
Toggle Recoil -
How the Adjustment Works
Utilizes the mechanical advantage obtained by the toggle mechanism
This puts the vertebra into motion
After obtaining motion -- the vertebra recoils and continues in motion
oscillates until it rests in its appropriate position
This position is predetermined by the patient's innate intelligence
History & Philosophy
First "Official" class was in October 1946
Awarded the first Daniel David Palmer Scientific Award in 1964
Passed away 7 months later with a heart attack
John F. Grostic
Born October 9, 1907
March 19, 1933
Married Grace Johnson
August 23, 1933
Salesman/manager of Holden's (men's clothing store in Ypsilanti, MI
Diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease 1929
A chiropractor in the same building recommended that he go to Davenport
Decided to become a chiropractor
Pre-Grostic Procedure days:
Practiced in Ann Arbor, MI
In a second story downtown building (no elevator)
Three cubicles with a table and neurocalograph
In 1935, after a hit in the neck area with part of the x-ray machine
Sought care from other chiroprators with no results.
Returned to Davenport
Invited to speak at Lyceum
One of eleven founding members of the Palmer Standardized Chiropractic Council
Chiropractors started seeking his help with x-rays and analysis
The development of the technique took time.
It started with the slope of the occipital condyles and articular survaces of the axis.
Continued with developing the analysis, and patient placement of the film
Film analysis has remained essentially unchanged since 1957
Dr. John F. Grostic developed supine leg check, which is still used today by different techniques.
The Adjustment has changed over the years.
The force of the thrust was reduced.
John D. Grostic
Born April 23, 1943
Attended lyceum as "family vacations"
Attended Eastern Michigan University
His father passed when he was 21 yrs. old.
Worked in his father's practice developing x-rays at the age of 8
Helped with the seminars
Graduated from Palmer in 1969
Practiced in Ann Arbor, MI
Started presenting Grostic seminars in 1972
Fellow of the International Chiropractic Association 1975
Taught at PCC in Davenport from 1977-1983
Fellow of the Institute for Chiropractic Research 1981
Private practice in Orlando, FL
Florida State Peer Review Committee (appointed by Govenor)
Joined Life College of Chiropractic 1986
Chairman of National Board Question Committee for Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions
On April 30, 1992 testified before the Military Personnel and Compensation Subcommittee to support H.R. 608
Involved in the development of the World Health Organization
Director of Research at Life College of Chiropractic until his death in 1995
ICA's Chiropractor of the Year 1994
Orthospinology's Chiropractor o the Year 1995
Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic 2002
Dr. John D. Grostic
Best known for his development of the Dentate ligament theory
Conversion of analysis to equations
Specific Equipment Needed
Also made with a rubber toilet plunger
Determine the Presence of a Subluxation
1) Supine leg Length Check
3) Visual / Postural Analysis
4) Palpation - Static / Motion
5) Scanning Palpation
General Procedure Steps
PCCF Upper Cervical Club
Meeting Time and Locations
Mondays @ 9:30 in Room 2275
X-ray analysis and positioning
Wednesdays @ 1:30 in Room 2225
Presentation of Research
Practice with Coordinators, Titron, Leg Check, and Patient placement.
Upper Cervical History