Thornton Chiropractic

About Dr. Thornton

Dr. Thornton

Dr. Richard E. Thornton is presently in private practice by referral only, serves as consultant for attorneys and doctors, and teaches biomechanical chiropractic technique for students and doctors.


1982: California Workers Compensation Seminar Series, Over 50 Seminars with the Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
1964: Post-Graduate studies at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, Parker College in Texas, and Renaissance International
1964: Graduate of Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa

Clinical Experience:

1990 - Present: Private Practice, Thornton Chiropractic Services, Lake of the Pines, Auburn, California
1965 - 1990: Private Practice, Thornton Chiropractic Clinic, Monterey, California

Academic Experience:

1995 - 2000: Teacher of Chiropractic Re-Licensing Seminars, Co-sponsored by Life West Chiropractic College, Hayward, California
2000: Technique Presentation, Life West Spa Day
1999: Technique Presentation, Napa Chiropractic Society
1998: Technique Presentation, Life West Spa Day
1986: Lecturer and Panel Member of the Palmer College West
1984: Invited Lecturer at The Spinal Biomechanical Conference, Seoul, Korea

Honors and Awards:

1992: Recipient of the C.S. Gonstead Lifetime Achievement Award
Since 1984: Ambassador Status Gonstead Clinical Studies Society

Organizations and Affiliations:

2003: American Association of Spine Physicians
2000 - 2002: Board of Directors, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society
1991: Co-Founder of The Greater Sacramento Gonstead Society
1984 - 1987: Research Chairman for the International Organization, The Gonstead Clinical Studies Society
1982 - 1984: Board of Directors of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society - International
1980 - 1982: First President of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society - International
1979: Co-Founder of The Gonstead Clinical Studies Society
1978 - 1979: Co-Founder and Member of the Monterey Bay Gonstead Clinical Studies Society
1964 - 1969: Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Monterey Bay Chiropractic Society of The California Chiropractic Association