Our office is the home of Stangl Chiropractic & Massage Therapy LLC, Dr. MJ Gonstead Chiropractic LLC, Arkowski Chiropractic LLC, Jennifer Gonstead Chiropractic LLC, and The Joyful Doc Clinic - Eau Claire location.

We are proud to offer exceptional chiropractic care from experienced chiropractors who focus on the whole person and personalize care to each individual's needs.  We enjoy getting to know our patients and feel that relationship is an integral part to offering the best care possible. Our office serves patients of every age for many various reasons including symptom relief, wellness, pregnancy care, pediatric care, geriatric care, workers compensation care of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, personal injury/auto accident care, and DOT medical exams

Massage Therapy is another service offered within our office by a experienced and very talented Licensed Massage Therapists, Emma Verbos.  Offering massage therapy services within our office not only compliments the benefits of chiropractic care but allows us the opportunity to provide massage therapy in a relaxing but professional atmosphere.


  • Chiropractic Care
  • On-Premise Licensed Massage Therapist
  • On-Premise
  • Care for injured workers, personal injuries or auto accident injuries as they pertain to the neuromusculoskeletal system.
  • DOT medical exams
  • Life-style modification and rehabilitation advise for complete healing
  • Nutrition and lifestyle Recommendations
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • On-Premise X-Ray Facility
  • Same day appointment opportunities
  • On-line appointment requests
  • Optional on-line office community for appointment reminders, confirmations and office communications.


CLICK HERE to go directly to our DOT information page.

We understand the importance of passing your DOT physical Exam for your CDL.  Our goal at Gonstead, Stangl & Arkowski Chiropractic is three-fold: To ensure the safety of our roadways, to support you in protecting your livelihood, and to help you with improved lifestyle choices for your health and for your life.

We do our best to help you prepare for your DOT physical exam and make your CDL medical certification as hassle free as possible.

DOT Physical Exam: Things to Plan in Advance:

If you have a medical condition you’re going to need some paperwork:

  • Diabetic Condition – Bring a list of medications and name of  prescribing doctor.
  • High Blood Pressure - Bring a list of medications and name of prescribing doctor.
  • Heart Condition – If you’ve had a heart attack or cardiovascular disease, you’ll need to bring a copy of your last stress test.
  • Sleep Apnea – Bring a copy of your latest sleep test results, if you have one.
  • Medications – List all the prescription medicines you take, including strength and dosage. If you regularly take over-the counter medications, such as antacids or allergy pills, list them, too.
  • Contact information – Have names and phone numbers of your doctors in case you need to call and have them fax missing information.


DOT Physical Exam: Things To Do to Manage Your Blood Pressure:

  • Make sure you don’t run out of your prescribed blood-pressure medication.
  • Remember to take your  medication on schedule. If you forget, most doctors recommend taking your medication as soon as possible.
  • If you’re significantly late taking your medication, tell the doctor conducting the DOT physical you forgot to take your regular medication. If your blood pressure is too high, ask to have it rechecked later that day – or even the following day.
  • Cutting back on caffeine and nicotine can help improve your blood pressure.
  • Reducing the amount of salty foods you eat and avoiding adding salt to your food can also help to lower your blood pressure.
  • The week before your DOT physical exam, cut back on coffee, sodas, energy drinks, potato chops, etc, and don’t add salt to your food. Also reduce your use of nicotine as much as possible. Doing this can help lower your blood pressure reading.


The Day of the DOT Physical Exam:

  • Remember to bring the medical records you’ve prepared in advance, including your list of medications.
  • Remember to bring eye glasses (it’s surprising how many people forget this).
  • Drink water. Come with a need to pee.


Getting Past ‘White Coat’ Syndrome:

  • First off, we understand that this is a very real concern for some drivers.
  • Secondly, we work with drivers all day long. We understand that passing your DOT physical exam is important to your continued career and your livelihood, and we’re here to do everything we can to help you.
  • Lastly, you won’t find a white coat in our office!