For many in the chiropractic field, there is often confusion on the difference between spinal traction therapy and spinal decompression therapy. The number one cause for this puzzlement is that most people, professionals and patients alike, don’t know that there even is a difference between the two.
A private practice is a small business, though healthcare clinics and facilities aren’t often perceived as such. While you may have started out your practice as a healthcare professional, you’re probably more than aware how much more there is to it than treating patients.
In all small businesses, your budget plays an important part in how sometimes-limited funds are to be allocated. When your budget is a little strained, it can be hard to see how you can grow your business without breaking the bank. Here are four ways that you can grow your practice while staying on budget.
As more resources are devoted to creating remedies for the opioid epidemic, healthcare technology manufacturers are looking to create and improve non-pharmacologic solution for pain management and treatment. Whether they’re just now coming into the mainstream or recently developed, here are five treatments that are seeking to curb the overuse of opioid painkillers.
In a culture obsessed with the latest and greatest, it’s easy to get cynical about the value of tech upgrades. Do people really need a new phone every year, or the latest video game console? In the healthcare industry, this cynicism is exacerbated by high costs, often prohibiting all but the largest institutions from offering brand new equipment. But there’s danger in falling into the trap of settling for what you have. Here are five reasons why you should consider upgrading the equipment in your practice:
Content Updated 01/17/2019
Patients are constantly seeking out non-invasive and non-drug therapies. Among the top reasons are costs that come with invasive or drug therapies, the associated recovery time, and overall safety. While seeking “alternative”, or traditional, care is often positioned as a personal choice, not a medical one, the sheer number of lives that are being lost to the opioid crisis in the United States has made the accessibility and acceptance of non-pharmacological treatments and therapy, a systemic imperative. But what is our role as healthcare professionals?
Non-surgical spinal decompression, also known as spinal decompression therapy or SDT, is used by physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to treat many of the conditions that cause pain in the cervical and lumbar spine. But what is spinal decompression? How does it work? What does a treatment do to the body, and what does it look like to practitioners and to patients? Let’s take a closer look:
Who are the patients of chiropractic? According to several studies on the subject, a consistent majority are women between the ages of 45 and 64 who are seeking treatment for low back pain. But due to the rapidly retiring numbers of Baby Boomers, chiropractors may become instrumental in caring for a different demographic: seniors. Declining ease of access to healthcare and a growing shortage of physicians have retirees and soon-to-be-retirees concerned about their health as they age, and chiropractic is perfectly poised to help.
Acoustic compression therapy (ACT), or extracorporeal shock wave therapy, is a relatively new treatment, but in the few decades that it’s been used to treat patients, it’s made big waves. Used to reduce pain and improve conditions related to scar tissue, nonunions and delayed unions, myofascial pain syndrome, and more, ACT is a powerful therapy that produces results, even when other treatments fail. But what is it, and who is a candidate for ACT?
Running a private healthcare practice is no walk in the park. Not only do you have patient care to consider, but also finances, staffing, compliance, and yes, marketing. For some people, getting the word out and talking up their clinic is second nature. For others, it’s just another thing on your to-do list. Fortunately, marketing your practice effectively doesn’t have to be strenuous. Here are nine strategies you can use: