To the lay person, the chiropractic Adjustment is synonymous with the term Manipulation, and for some manual practitioners they too believe they’re the same.
For a Gonstead Chiropractor the two are not synonymous because a Gonstead Adjustment is completely different to the above mentioned. How so? The major difference is that a Gonstead Chiropractor looks at the human vertebrae in a more detailed manner, i.e. we look at how the vertebra subluxates (moves out of its normal working position) with a greater mechanical approach and eye.