Melbourne International Seminar.  August 18/19, 2018

​Rydges, Melbourne 


Online Purchase CLOeOSED, Limited Tickets Available at the Door.


Presented by USA Seminar Staff, Dr John Cox and Dr Amy Kolman with the assistance of GCS Australia Fellows;


Dr Brad Prestidge

Dr Tim Free

Dr Robin Birchall

Dr David Leach

Dr Joe Bonanno 


We have a huge seminar planned for August.  The latest in Gonstead Chiropractic will be presented in three streams running concurrently.

This seminar not only offers you a wealth of education and skill acquisition, it is also set up as a wonderful landscape to make professional contacts, exchange ideas, find mentors, find potential employers or potential associates and enjoy socialising with a large and passionate chiropractic group. There are very generous inclusions in this seminar with a hearty lunch both days, all morning and afternoon teas. 

Essentials Class

Presented by GCS Fellow, Dr Joe Bonanno, this class gives you all the information on the foundations of the Gonstead System and includes a full presentation of the history, x-ray analysis, line drawings, listings and the components of a subluxation along with the steps followed by Gonstead Chiropractors when analysing a patient. Instrumentation, visualisation, static palpation and motion palpation are all demonstrated along with a hands-on session on Sunday. This class helps bring to life Dr Gonstead’s successful formula “Find IT, Accept IT, Fix IT and Leave IT alone”. This is for those students and doctors who have not previously attended a Gonstead Seminar and those who wish to brush up on the fundamental principles of the Gonstead System. You must do this class before attempting the Technique class.

Technique Class  NEW FORMAT 

We are excited to welcome back our American Gonstead Colleagues Dr John Cox and Dr Amy Kolman to present the Technique class with fun, passion and precision. Pelvic Bench, Knee Chest Table and Cervical Chair adjustments will be covered over the weekend. Diplomates and Fellows will ensure all attendees get maximum tuition in developing their adjusting skills. This class is for those who have done the Essentials Class and doctors and students of Chiropractic who are developing their technique or learning it for the first time. This practical class involves a great deal of hands on work so come prepared for skills practice. 

We now have brand new equipment to practice on.  The technique class will be divided into 2 streams to suit your skill level.  We want to ensure you get the most out of your seminar with tuition suited to your experience

Advanced Class 

​We have 4 GCS Fellows presenting the advanced class.  

Dr Robin Birchall          Advanced X-Ray analysis 

Dr Brad Prestidge         Neurology and the Gonstead adjustment 

Dr Tim Fee                   Advanced technique and practice tips for Monday morning  

Dr David Leach            Patient communication; 

                                     *Explaining the x-ray findings.

                                     *Explaining chiropractic.

                                     *Explaining the process of chiropractic – scheduling.

                                      *Subsequent visits and what to say to patients. 

                                      *How to get referrals from patients

                                      *Knowing when it’s corrected

                                       *Finding & owning the subluxation, and knowing when it’s corrected.



Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided both days


Meet for pre seminar drinks Friday 17th at 6.30pm Locanda Bar, bottom floor Rydges Hotel, Exhibition Street. 



​Your seminar ticket includes a 3 course dinner at Bobby McGees (within Rydges Hotel).  This will take place after the Philosophy session.

Partners are welcome to attend for an additional $85.  Please purchase extra tickets on the website.   

Dress Code:  Smart Casual 


Accommodation Special

We are delighted to offer a discounted accommodation rate for delegates attending this event of; $180.00 per night with Breakfast in a Queen Deluxe Room, or $230.00 per night with Breakfast in a Queen Spa Suite. To book, please follow these simple steps:


1)      Call the hotel on 03 9662 0511 OR email  

2)      If calling, please press ‘1’ for reservations

3)      Provide the reservations staff with your booking details (dates of your stay, name, contact details, credit card details) and the event code: H_GON090818


Saturday 18th August  

Registration                      8am

Opening address              8.30am 

Classes                             9am 

Philosophy session           6pm 

Dinner at Bobby McGees 7.30pm 

Sunday 19th August  

Classes                             8.30amClosing address                4.30pm 




The August Seminar has been assessed by the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) Ltd and allocated 12.5 Formal Learning Activity Hours.