If you are a human, you most likely experience back pain on a somewhat consistent basis. The American Chiropractic Association reports that somewhere in the neighborhood of 90% of people suffer from back pain regularly. With this statistic in mind, it is odd how difficult it is for chiropractic services to stay afloat in our medical climate. Even though chiropractors offer a relatively inexpensive and non-invasive treatment that has been proven to substantially reduce the need for back surgery, the viability rate for not chiropractic services is surprisingly low.
Because of the common challenges that chiropractors face, chiropractic consulting groups have been developed to help connect, support and guide chiropractic services into successful practices. Unfortunately, for every effective chiropractic consulting service, there are an equal amount of parasitic businesses who offer nothing more than pep rallies and hokey videos that waste chiropractors’ time and money.
Some chiropractors might feel skeptical about joining a consulting service when their past experiences that weren’t useful. However, reputable chiropractic services are a necessity to the following 5 chiropractors:
- The chiropractor who is just starting out. Chiropractic management companies can be extremely helpful when establishing a practice. Reputable groups will help develop efficient systems for your practice, create effective marketing to build a client base, and ensure that the entire patient experience is positive.
- The chiropractor that needs accountability. Running a chiropractic office can be exhausting. It’s easy to let important tasks slip when you have so many responsibilities you’re juggling. A good consultant will help organize ideas to implement in your practice, and stay on your case about getting them done.
- The chiropractor looking for support from other people in the same boat. When you get burnt out arguing with insurance companies who don’t care what’s best for the patient, working with non-compliant patients, and keeping up with all the responsibilities of running a practice, sometimes it is refreshing to connect with other chiropractors who know the struggle. Many chiropractic consultant groups offer quarterly conferences to help chiropractors who feel isolated get peer support.
- The chiropractor who wants guidance. Having a chiropractic coach is helpful when you need self-development and want to learn the industry’s best practices. Chiropractic schools can only prepare a person so much to run a practice, a consultant group often offers access to a variety of experts in the field, to get guidance for any specific situation.
- The chiropractor needing a lifeline. Sometimes chiropractors just need someone to identify why their practice isn’t succeeding and help find solutions to turn business around.
Choosing a Chiropractic Consultant
Because there are over-hyped consultants who just want your money, it is important to do your research when choosing a consultant group. Start by asking other chiropractors for referrals and then interview recommended consultants to find one that you mesh with. It is also acceptable to ask consultant companies for reviews from other clients. A chiropractic consulting agency who is serious about improving the outlook of the industry as a whole will appreciate having clients who are serious about choosing a good consultant and will be happy to oblige.
Are you part of a chiropractic consulting group? What has been the greatest advantage to you? Please leave us a comment below.