You’ve got a thriving practice, great referrals from satisfied patients, and a profitable bottom line.
Most DCs would be more than happy with this type of practice. But what if you want to expand your scope of service even further to share the benefits of chiropractic beyond just those patients in your office? You may need to seriously consider investing in a portable chiropractic table so that you can easily hit the road that will lead you to find potential chiropractic patients.
Chiropractic services on the go
Obviously, the biggest advantage to having a portable table is that you can set it up just about anywhere in order to treat patients. Such services can be extremely beneficial for patients who might not be able to get to your office. While it may require some finesse and marketing skill to convince outside organizations of the benefits of chiropractic, the rewards from doing so can be immense. Of course, you should always have cards with you to hand out to so that patients can also make appointments to see you in your office as well.
Imagine the possibilities of partnering with an assisted living facility to provide chiropractic adjustments to elderly and infirmed patients. You might set up an arrangement where you bring in your table once a month for the residents. This gives them not only relief from chronic pain and stiffness, but can also increase their mobility so that they can be more active between your visits.
Providing services to employees at their place of work is another great use for a portable table. Workers spend a great deal of their day sitting down, hunching over their keyboard, and maneuvering a mouse. Such posture and movements can lead to neck, shoulder, back, wrist, and hand pain. If left untreated, these problems can ultimately result in repetitive stress injuries that require either pharmaceutical or surgical interventions.
Offering workplace wellness services such as quick adjustments with your portable table, neck and shoulder massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and gentle stretching that can be done at the office desk will help workers reduce pain, thereby making them more productive. Such sessions can easily be scheduled during lunch breaks so as to not overly disrupt the work day.
Whether they are elite competitors or weekend warriors, all athletes want to be at peak performance for their game. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for them to suffer a variety of musculoskeletal injuries due to improper warm-up, cool-down stretches or other conditions. Nowhere is this more evident than at competitive athletic events. A portable table will provide you the ability to treat competitors on the spot before, during, or after the event. You could easily become part of the team that keeps athletes in the game.
As a DC, you may want to share the positive benefits of chiropractic care beyond just your office table. This may be a great time to think in terms of that old proverb: “If the mountain won’t come to you, you must go to the mountain.” Investing in a portable table may help you reach that mountain of potential chiropractic patients.