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Using Tension to Communicate?

Sep 22, 2020

As a modern, informed, intelligent DC, do you find it hard to communicate with patients and not choke on your own dumb-downed words?  Maybe, you catch yourself talking about a patient’s condition in your language and then notice the thousand-yard stare you created with all those big words?  Communicating with patients is a skillset all onto itself.  For decades, the almighty REPORT OF FINDINGS (ROF from here on) has been an important topic in schools, practice management groups, and online forums.  Being the evidence-informed, modern DC, you are, you probably find...

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Treating Low Back Pain Through the Hip

May 18, 2020

As DC's, treating low back pain is our staple. Obviously, we treat much more than low back pain, but many people come to us for this complaint. A recent JAMA study found that low back and neck pain had the highest amount of health care spending, with an estimated $134.5 billion. The second leading cost was other musculoskeletal disorders, followed by diabetes.(1) Interestingly enough, another JAMA study broke down the expenditures even further and found that even though only 1.2% of patients received surgery, they accounted for 29.3% of total 12-month costs. Furthermore, this study...

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Passion & Certainty

Apr 21, 2020

We have written and lectured a great deal over the past few years about keys to practice success, including clinical, management, financial, and leadership success. Clinically, we have written and lectured on the Modern Chiropractor, whose treatment toolbox can include adjustments, soft tissue techniques, stretching of shortened muscles, end range loading, low tech rehab, and anti-inflammatory nutrition. Have you done the reading, taken the classes, and applied your knowledge in a caring way with your patients so that you are supplying the best conservative care available?

For managerial...

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Inside the Body and Mind of a World Class Adjuster

Apr 15, 2020

You are sitting in a class or seminar watching one the world's best adjusters demonstrate adjustment after adjustment, and you're wondering to yourself, “how does he or she do that”? 

Hopefully, some explanation of determination and application of what adjustment to deliver was communicated.  Often, what’s happening inside the person providing the adjustment doesn’t get discussed at the seminars or college adjusting labs. 

The Motion Palpation Institute has become very transparent, and hopefully, progressive over the years in this concept. We take...

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Navigating Tough Business Times

Mar 27, 2020

In stressful times like the current COVID-19 challenge we are all dealing with, I wanted to write about some of the things we can do with our practices. Some of these ideas come from Tom Peters, the famous management consultant. Here is my list.

Go to work earlier and stay later. You can work on your practice rather than in your practice. You may not have as many patients as normal, so work on your systems. That way, when things become closer to normal again, you are ready to explode your practice. Evaluate your marketing plan, staff members and how you train/develop them, EHR and treatment...

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Exam Is Key

Dec 31, 2019

Many in the modern manual therapy world emphasize the need for a patient examination that pinpoints the best treatment approach.  Craig Liebenson, D.C., for example, in his Spinal Rehabilitation, 2nd edition, textbook places importance on patient categorization for condition specific treatment, hence better clinical outcomes. A study titled "Sub-grouping Patients with Low Back Pain:  A Treatment Based Approach to Classification," August 23, 2011, in the online version of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach was discussed in The Chiropractic Report, from November 2011.

This...

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Who Wants to Be an Associate?

Dec 31, 2019

At MPI, we are routinely asked whether we would recommend that a new doctor start a practice or work as an associate.  Conversely, we are routinely asked whether the established practitioner should bring in a new associate, and how that can work for both parties.  This article will address those questions. First from the perspective of the new DC and then from the owner DC’s perspective. 

For the new doctor, it is generally an easier transition to practice as an associate in a good, ethical office than to start up a new clinic.  It can prove difficult to go from...

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