The Canadian Chiropractic Association has stated their vision that by 2023 “Chiropractors will be an integral part of every Canadian’s healthcare team.” Chiropractors are well-positioned to be viewed as the cutting-edge health and wellness experts for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. In fact, recent findings about risks associated with common pain medications have reinforced the need for drug-free modalities that offer relief from pain and inflammation with no side effects.
Patients think, feel and turn to technology while hoping for natural, wellness solutions. By coupling hands-on care with all-natural healing technologies, chiropractors can offer their patients the drug-free options they are desperately seeking.
Here are some tips to help grow your practice and become a “go-to” chiropractor:
Deepen your understanding of Neuroplasticity based pain patterns and biomechanical dysfunctions. When patients have an injury, their brains learn that specific pain and remember it as a neural pain pathway, also known as a pain memory. Once the brain learns this pain, it rarely forgets and can be slow to let go. By understanding how the brain represents pain mentally, Chiropractors can begin to address symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Use “table talk” best practices to grow patient awareness of all the musculoskeletal conditions that you are in a position to help with. This shifts patients away to turning to their medical doctors first for many conditions.
Understand why Superpulsed laser therapy and its natural cellular pathways of healing and pain reduction are the ideal complement to the science, art and philosophy Chiropractic. New laser technologies remove the unknowns found with traditional laser therapy and optimize treatments to deliver an optimal dose of energy, to reach the depth of the target tissue for maximum treatment efficacy.