There is more to a great practice then good technique. Build strong relationships with families.
There is more to being a chiropractor than just having great technique. Building a long-term relationship with families, having structure, setting health goals and knowing how to do all three of these are some of the most important skills that you will learn to help you be a great chiropractor.
In this video I talk about how to be a phenomenal chiropractor for your families, with the technique skills that you have already got.
There are certain times in your life where you want to see the best of the best; the one renowned throughout the country, the person that you know has the most skill, experience and expertise in their field.
You’re not concerned with bedside manner – you just need the person with the best knowledge and skills in their chosen field. You need an answer, the right answer and immediately.
And then you also have situations where you need to see someone with exceptional skills with a good bedside manner too!
One of the things I love about chiropractic, is that restoring normal function to a spine can be done so well as a new graduate and even more so with experience.
Creating stimulation of the nervous system, restoring normal movement to a spine, and ensuring a person walks out the door healthier then they came in – is relatively simple for us.
Of course we have to know what we are doing, but we are also in the healing profession. We see people frequently, we use our hands and touch their skin, and we cross personal barriers that don’t really get crossed in other areas.
So you may not be the most technically advanced adjuster, there will be differences between you and someone with 20 years experience, you may use a very similar technique with each person that walks through the door, as that is all you have in your tool box.
But what makes a successful practice and a phenomenal chiropractor is your ability to build strong long lasting relationships with the people that come to you for help.
Chiropractic can be something so new, and particularly if you are a manual adjuster, like me. The sensation of the adjustment can be something completely out of this world to people who haven’t been to chiropractors before.
There is a certain amount of trust that has to be there to allow you to work on their spine, and although that trust is something that comes naturally when seeing a new practitioner in the first couple of appointments, if there is a break down of communication and that relationship doesn’t grow over time – that trust and comfort levels can erode away.
So here are some ways to build strong relationships with families
- Provide care, love and support. If they need that extra minute of chatting or talk, allow it. If they then need more time, schedule it at a later time.
- Smile, be welcoming and show that you’re happy to see them. a smile is so impressive
- Be present & keep them present with their body – give them lots of information about their system and their body. Talk to them about it. Help them re-connect
- Set goals and plans with them, help them look forward to what they can achieve.
The families under care want results, but even more importantly they want to feel welcomed, that they have made the right decision, they need to enjoy their time in your practice & really feel that you are with them every step of the way.
So as your booking in your seminars for the year. Of course book your techniques, but also look into booking seminars that support your communication, that focus on building stronger ties with your families, that help you explain what you do and give you more confidence in practice.
Like our Mark Their Steps seminar – designed to help you move from speaking technical language to engaging parents and children in their care every step of the way.
Head to my seminars page to find that latest seminar dates near you.
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Until next week, I’m Dr Jacey Pryjma from Well Kids with the Advice Chiropractors Need When Working With Kids’ See you then.