Are these chiropractic books on your bookshelf?
No matter how much you know about chiropractic care, or anything for that matter, there’s always more to learn as what we understand to be “the truth” changes over time thanks to new research and studies being conducted daily.
Even if you’re an expert of matters related to musculoskeletal health, sometimes it’s also nice to get other DC’s perspectives on various aspects of the profession, such as what it takes to run a successful practice or how to help patients understand how chiropractic can help.
That’s exactly what these six books do, and do well according to their readers, making them some of the best chiropractic books available today.
1. Essential Principles of Chiropractic by Virgil V. Strang
Tim Warren, DC, a chiropractor who is also a coach, teacher, and upcoming author of Feet, Fork and Fun: How to Fail your Way to Fitness, calls this book “a great compendium of classic chiropractic thought.” Although it was published in 1985, Warren feels that the 33 principles of chiropractic care outlined by Strang are still relevant today, which is why he rereads it every couple of years to help him “refresh [his] mind and spirit.”
2. The Reality Check: A quest to understand Chiropractic from the inside out by Heidi Haavik
Warren also considers The Reality Check one of the best chiropractic books ever written, largely because it provides “the latest understanding and research regarding the brain and chiropractic care.” James White, Director of Taunton Health – Chiropractic and Osteopathy Clinic agrees, adding that this book, which was released in 2014 and has a 5-star Amazon rating, is a good read for patients as well, noting that Haavik is able to put “all this complicated and in depth research into a very easy to understand and well laid out book.”
3. Cast to Be Chiropractors by Liam Schübel and Judd Nogrady
Published in 2012, Cast to Be Chiropractors “has the ability to remind chiropractors that they are in a fantastic profession and why they got into chiropractic in the first place,” says White. “Over time, chiropractors could get distracted in what chiropractic is and, as a result, they end up working in a confused and mixed way,” he adds. “This book will bring back that passion for chiropractic and motivate chiropractors to get back into their office and begin helping more and more people in the way that chiropractic can.”
4. The Ultimate Chiropractic Practice: How You Can Double Your Income in 60 Days or Less Without Feeling Overwhelmed by Dennis Short
The Ultimate Chiropractic Practice is a book about how to raise your income while doing the work you love. Some of the topics discussed in this book include patient management and motivation, staff leadership, and, ultimately, everything you need to know when it comes to “controlling your life and your income” as a DC says Short. Released in 2012, one customer review calls this book “a MUST for chiropractic students.”
5. The Chiropractor’s Guide: 56 Proven Ways to Help More People, Have More Fun, and Make More Money by Noel Lloyd
In this book, newly released November 5, 2016, the author, Noel Lloyd, DC, hopes to help other DCs overcome what he calls the “common” failure rate of private chiropractic practices. As a practitioner who has reportedly “build and sold ten chiropractic businesses and developed dozens of successful associates,” this book’s pages are filled with 56 different tips designed to help you run a more efficient practice while growing your patient base.
6. Chiropractic First: The Fastest Growing Healthcare Choice…Before Drugs or Surgery by Terry A. Rondberg
In Chiropractic First, the author, Rondberg, who is also a DC, explains chiropractic both past and present so patients can better comprehend “why it works and how it works in partnership with your miraculous body.” The goal, according to the title, is to help readers see that they have alternatives when it comes to higher levels of health that don’t require undergoing invasive medical procedures or taking prescription medications, offering a more natural approach that works with the body to help it heal. That makes this book a good one to refer to patients who want to learn more about why chiropractic is one of the best healthcare options today.