A good foundation insures durability and long life.

Gonstead System

The Gonstead Technique is often referred to as the golden standard of chiropractic. It has set the bar in Chiropractic for patient examination and treatment. Examination of the patient includes complete patient history, static palpation, motion palpation, instrumentation of the spinal column, orthopedic and neurological testing, x-ray analysis and, if necessary, laboratory analysis. When all this information is combined, a trained Gonstead Doctor will immediately let you know if your health situation is a Chiropractic case. If it is not, a referral to the appropriate health provider will be given. If your case is a Chiropractic case, the trained Gonstead practitioner's goal is to utilize the dynamics of the effectual Gonstead Specific Adjustment to get you back to optimal health as quickly as possible.




Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy of things natural.

Your Visit

The Basics

  • The first visit will be approximately 45 minutes. 
  • Women please wear pants (no skirts) to your appointment.
  • Avoid wearing perfumes or cologne, essential oils, scented hair products and lotions.



I am a private-pay practice. Choosing to work as an out-of-network provider ensures that I can make medical decisions that are purely based on professional expertise.  Consultation is no charge.  If we determine your condition is a chiropractic case that I can help with the intial visit is $78.  

Dr. Sean Flaherty

Thank you for your interest in visiting my office. I am a graduate of Life University, the largest and most leading edge chiropractic college in the world and I have been excited about exercise, movement and natural science for as long as I can remember.

Athletics was and still is a big part of my path. While attending chiropractic college, I had the privilege to play Premier division rugby and win the National Championship in the year 2000. Studying the body and playing such a demanding sport at the same time gave me a unique, personal insight into our bodies — how they move, how they're injured and how they heal.

I practice the Gonstead method developed by Clarence S. Gonstead.  Dr. Gonstead gave the chiropractic profession a logical and bio-mechanically sound system for practicing chiropractic. He was considered by many a true healer and one of the greatest chiropractors the profession has ever known.

My personal interest in health, pushes me to seek out everything that might allow me to live to the fullest. I apply this knowledge in my practice so my patients understand lifestyle choices and heal quickly.

Although I come from a athletic background, the care I give extends beyond athletes to people of all levels of health and age. I treat each patient with personalized care completely unique to their needs in order to best help that person meet their health goals and feel the best possible.

- Dr. Flaherty

Science is knowledge reduced to law and embodied in a system.  Art relates to something to be done. Science teaches us to know, and art to do.
~ D.D. Palmer

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment, or if you have questions, please call us at 253-857-7788 or email Dr. Sean Flaherty at drsean@flatchiropractic.com.

7117 Stinson Ave., Suite C
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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