At Caruso Chiropractic we offer a spinal examination with x-rays, when appropriate, to detect interference that may be impacting your health and well-being.
Every person, from birth and through all stages, thriving and engaging in life at their most optimal.
To work with people toward their health/performance goals and make it possible for them to be the best they can be, as quickly as possible, for as long as possible by allowing the body to function optimally.
The Gonstead System of Chiropractic
The Gonstead System is a specific and effective method of chiropractic. It is used to analyse and adjust the spine when necessary, removing interference that is impacting the clarity and efficiency of the nervous system. It is a gentle and safe technique, suited to everyone from infants to the elderly.
Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead developed the system over a span of his 50 years of clinical practice and millions of adjustments. He became known as the "chiropractor's chiropractor" and was begged by his colleagues to teach them what he was doing that was getting people even with the most severe and unusual cases so well.
Despite being trained in several techniques, Drs. Caruso and Moorghen have chosen to utilise only the Gonstead System as it best suits their pursuit for excellence, specificity and results when taking care of people. They attend several specialised seminars and conferences each year so they can provide patients always with the best care.
Dr. C. S. Gonstead
Dr. Susan Caruso graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1982 in the USA. She opened a private clinic and practiced for 8 years before immigrating to New Zealand in 1990. She has never ceased studying the Gonstead System of Chiropractic and was named a Fellow in 1994. She has been teaching chiropractic in both New Zealand and Australia since that time while continuing in private practice in the Far North, now, for over 28 years.
Dr. Caruso’s passion and purpose is to help individuals achieve maximum health by facilitating the natural healing of the body through adjustments to the nervous system, and educating people about lifestyle change through nutrition and exercise. She practices the Gonstead System which is a complete approach incorporating neurology, biomechanics and x-rays when necessary.
Dr. Caruso has over 36 years of clinical experience with many different types of conditions and health problems, and welcomes all ages and stages.
Dr. Miranda Moorghen is an active and passionate chiropractor whose purpose is to enable her patients to be the healthiest and most optimal versions of themselves. She has a strong background in classical dance and show-jumping, as well as a bachelor in sports science, lending her to understand the requirements of the body for performance as well as health. Dr. Miranda is also a chiropractor for animals - mainly dogs and horses.
Dr. Miranda has attended dozens of chiropractic seminars and workshops - and continues to do so - to ensure all of her patients at any stage in their life and health journey receive the best care possible. She has also been admitted into the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers and has practiced in South Australia and Auckland but is very happy to be at home in Kerikeri.
As well as practicing full-time between the Kerikeri & Mangonui clinics and traveling the North Island checking animals, Dr. Miranda enjoys mentoring and assisting students of chiropractic. She also trains for and competes horses in show-jumping. At some point during the week, Miranda enjoys a good glass of wine - she is an advocate of balance, after all!