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To provide results-oriented Gonstead Chiropractic care for our

patients that will assist in regaining and maintaining their health.




Dr. Helland-  has been practicing the Gonstead method for 10 years. 

He loves to adjust patients of all ages.  His philosophy is, the body

has the ability to heal itself if given the opportunity. 

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Dr. Wood- has been practicing the Gonstead method for over 30 years.

He brings much experience to the practice and loves to teach.  His

philosophy is find it, fix it, and leave it alone.

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Our office has a warm, friendly atmosphere.  Expect a professional

experience with honest, caring doctors.  Come in on Fridays for "jean Friday"

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Dr. Helland

Dr. Helland was born in Stanley, ND.  He is a 2002 graduate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic.  He first started receiving chiropractic care when he was  only 10 years old because his parents wanted him to have a "straight" spine and to keep healthy.  Their decision guided him to become a chiropractor.  When he was in the fourth grade, his class was asked to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Most of the other boys drew a picture of a policemen or a firemen.  Dr. Helland drew a picture of a guy laying face down on a table with a pair of hands on his back.  His teacher wasn't sure what to think of this, so she asked him what this was supposed to be.  He replied, "When I grow up, I want to be a chiropractor!"

This was the start of a long road which has now ended up in Colorado Springs.  After graduation, he practiced for a year in St. Paul, MN, learning from mentors to become proficient in the Gonstead system, and he also attended many Gonstead clinic seminars.  He move to Colorado Springs in 2003 and has since loved taking care of this community's health.

He loves adjusting kids of all ages, since he himself has recognized the benefits of being adjusted since a young age.


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What made him choose Gonstead as his preferred chiropractic method?

Dr. Helland has struggled with asthma most of his life.  Even though he went to the chiropractor regularly since he was 10 years old, he still had issues with his asthma acting up around cats or while running.  It wasn't until he was in chiropractic college and met a very experienced Gonstead doctor that he got relief from his exercised induced asthma.  This old Gonstead doctor found a mis-aligned vertebra in his spine that all the other chiropractors, including the ones from his college, missed.  His mentor adjusted this bone and within a couple of months of regular adjusting he could run and have NO ASTHMA symptoms!  This was a huge eye opener for Dr. Helland, and he has dedicated the rest of his chiropractic study to learning the Gonstead Methodology.


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  Dr. Wood


Dr. Wood graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1974, and practice in Davenport, Iowa, for 25 years before moving with his wife, Jo, to Colorado Springs on August 1, 1999. He is a family man with 4 children and 5 grandkids. After five years in his initial location on Kelly Johnson Blvd. and Academy, he moved his practice to the present location in his new office building off Powers and Research.


His 38 years of practice has always been family oriented caring for babies soon after their birth to his most elderly patient of 97 years of age. One of the greatest feelings you can have is to relieve the severe colic symptoms in a three month old baby who hasn't slept more than thirty minutes at a time since he was born! My own kids were seldom sickŁ, says Dr. Wood, and if they were, it was only half as long as most others. This is a comment heard frequently from families who have been under regular chiropractic care.


Dr. Wood uses the Gonstead Technique of chiropractic which is a specific type of chiropractic adjustment. There is a certain way a vertebra will misalign and through an exam and x-rays, we can determine that direction and fix it. It takes more than a general manipulation of the back or twist of the neck in both directions to get the best result. (See our page on the Gonstead Difference).


Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. Discovered in 1895, it has brought much pain relief to millions of people worldwide. My #1 goal for every patient is to prevent disc degeneration and restore mobility so our bodies will grow and age naturally with minimal loss of activity.


Come---age well with us!!!

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Our clinic is located in a modern free-standing office building just off the corner of Research and Powers in the rapidly growing Wolf Ranch, Cordera, and Pine Creek neighborhoods.

The friendly doctors and staff provide a warm atmosphere to ease the transition to a new doctor's office for patients of all ages.  Medicare patients enjoy our sincere attention to their needs, working parents appreciate our commitment to being on time plus our flexibility in scheduling appointments, and kids just have fun riding the airplane!

We use the     latest technology to evaluate each new patient's condition and our on-site x-ray capability provides for immediate analysis of any spinal problems. Prior to any treatment we thoroughly review all exam and x-ray findings with each patient and let YOU decide which option for care suits you best.     Let us help you with your situation.

Give us a call at 594-4223.

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