Given the increasing cost of tuition at chiropractic schools, launching a solo practice straight after graduation can be a financial burden for the new DC. Instead, getting an associateship can be a viable option. The new grad can gain valuable experience while still managing to earn a small income. New DCs often have an unrealistic opinion of what they can offer an employer. Enter any associateship with an open mind and remember that your employer has valuable experience that you can learn from.
As most doctors of chiropractic know, the fifth year in practice is a big one. It is the year you either start to see yourself as part of the profession or you prepare to move on to another. As I reflect on my first five years in practice, I’ve thought of several lessons I wish I had learned earlier. Here are five key practices that a new doc should know right out of school.
Your success is highly influence by the mentors in your life. Being a student of chiropractic is an underlying prerequisite to being a successful DC, and this means you’ll want to work with a coach who can mentor you. Choose a mentor who understands your business and has been there before. One of the biggest […]
Too often, manual therapists label a patient’s condition in a way that does not provide adequate information about the nature of their dysfunction. Terms like shoulder impingement, tennis/golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritic knee pain, and even more general terms like low-back pain, neck pain, and sciatica do little to define the nature of the injury. Therefore, consider using a functional musculoskeletal assessment system to better assess, classify, and treat muscle and joint related injuries.
Chiropractic school is tough. You’re forced to balance studying, extracurricular activities, diet, exercise, and now some school sponsored motivational guru just told you that to be successful you have to start networking too. Everyone tells you that networking is how you get a job but studying comes first, right? Here’s how you can do both.