First impressions are made within the first few seconds of meeting a new person or being in a new environment, and patients, whether new, prospective, or current, form an impression of your office based on a thousand small details that together set the tone of your clinic environment.
Do your patients ever give you a confused look after you explain a technique, exercise or position to them? It might be because you were using chiropractic or anatomy terms that they don't know the meaning of.
It is easy for professionals to talk in technical terms without skipping a beat, however, it is important for you to explain to your patients what these terms mean and how they relate to their care. To help you communicate with your patients more simply, we have put together a list of some common chiropractic terms with a brief definition that is easier for every day patients to understand.
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a mother-to-be's life. Although joyous, an expectant mother's body undergoes a significant amount of change as the baby develops. The back, neck and joints are the areas of body that tend to suffer the most. Chiropractors can help manage back and joint pain so that they don't become an issue during delivery or impact a woman's recovery time post-pregnancy.
Here are five ways chiropractic care can help alleviate some of the pain associated with pregnancy:
Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine, as chiropractors offer no drugs or surgical treatments.
Chiropractors promise to relieve the burden of a variety of ailments, including headaches, backaches, sports injuries and mental health problems, through physical manipulation of the spine of individuals who use their service. However, a visit to a chiropractor offers so much more!
Most chiropractors run small practices. However, if a chiropractor decides to hire someone as an employee, it's likely going to be a chiropractic assistant. CAs can play a number of different roles in a practice (and this can vary from practice to practice, depending on what's needed), from receptionist and scheduler to patient educator and even patient care provider.
An infant being born, even under the most routine conditions, is typically the first cause of spinal stress. As the head of the baby appears, the physician will grab the baby’s head and proceed to pull, bend and twist it around almost in a figure eight motion, lifting it up to receive the lower shoulder and then down to receive the upper shoulder. This action creates significant stress on the spine of the baby.
It's inevitable: Chiropractors seem to meet people regularly who say they don't believe in chiropractic.
Want to turn the unbelievers into believers? Statistical data has shown over and over again that chiropractic is successful in reducing pain and that patients of chiropractic are very satisfied. Here are just a few examples:
Fit. Whether it’s our clothing or a new piece of equipment, we all want a good fit. It’s a very important consideration, especially for chiropractors. A treatment table is one of the most important purchases a DC will make, so it is crucial to carefully consider how a potential table will fit your practice, your techniques, your patients and your budget. Steve Keller of ACA Today breaks down today’s tables to help you find the right fit for you.
Are you “keeping up with the Jones'”? ChiroEco.com reports the results from its annual survey of chiropractors and finds that many DCs are using specialization to help grow their practices, boosting patient numbers, billing and collection.