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It’s that time of year again, (well at least for some of us) where it’s time for license renewal.  As I was pondering how to put this blog together, I did a little research to see the requirements for different states and different countries.  After about five minutes, my head started to spin and my eyes watered from all the variations. For all the newbies who are about to graduate, this blog is for you. As a...
An Article Review Dynamic Chiropractic Feb 2020, VOL 38, #2   I opened up my latest edition of Dynamic Chiropractic and was very intrigued by this article. I just had to do a review!   Chronic pain is now at epidemic proportions in the western world. In the US alone, the CDC estimates 50 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain.  Low back pain being the biggest piece of the chronic pain pie....
With any kind of business, there are risks and potential financial blunders. Chiropractors have their own unique challenges along with the usual “normal” business problems. Let’s explore the top five biggest money mistakes a chiropractic office can make.   Letting Spending Run Wild I detest budgets.  In my next life I’m going to be independently wealthy or a trust fund kid. When it comes to...
In the last blog, we talked about the article in the January edition of Dynamic Chiropractic discussing chiropractic and potential causations with vertebrobasilar artery dissection. Even among the experts the jury is still out whether or not a manual cervical adjustment can cause the actually tearing of the artery leading to the stroke or not. I was thinking, why not do some more review on the whole phenomena and make sure that as...
Original article in Dynamic Chiropractic Vol 37, Number 12, December 2019   As I was reading the latest addition of Dynamic Chiropractic, I couldn’t help but cringe when I saw the title.  As a chiropractor or a chiropractic enthusiast how could you not? One of the potential dark clouds of our profession splashed across the front page.  I remember at Palmer, this was certainly a topic of concern.  This was ten...
Search engine optimization…is it just me or are there really some down sides to owning your own business? I’m not saying SEO’s are bad but to me there are so many more interesting and exciting things to do as a business owner.  But hey, in the age of technology, speed of information and the majority of research and shopping is done online, I guess I better put SEO’s at the top of my to-do list.   If...
I know as business owners, our frustrations can be endless.  Payroll, rent, advertising, taxes, customer fulfillment, patient complaints and employee drama just to name a few…but what happens if you have a rockstar employee or associate? What if your associate or front desk staff are really bringing the magic with patient satisfaction? What if the clinic hits the financial goals for the month? What would be some simple, yet...
Bad reviews on social media, talk about a sticky situation.  For a business, good reviews are like gold.  Customers are actively looking at Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc to tell them if a business is worth their time, energy and money.  I know personally I have researched all kinds of businesses from restaurants, travel/tourism, doctors, rehab facilities, etc to see who gets high marks and who falls short.  ...
Unless you are the only employee in your business, you will eventually run into this issue.  There are times in a business when it would be very difficult to not be excited.  Grand openings, appreciation parties, killer sales months, hitting new landmarks within the company, etc. all help to keep employees soaring high.    But what happens when there is a slow month? What about three slow months in a row?  All...
Wow, that is quite a mouthful. Good thing scientists don’t typically write poetry, yikes! Over the weekend, I was at my annual Activator Methods seminar. I’ve been advanced rated since before I even graduated from Palmer.  It’s nice to go every year, get a refresher and learn about some of the new research they have had their hands in.  One of the advantages for the Activator technique is, is that the instrument...
Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone is getting knee replacements lately? Ok maybe not everyone is getting them but I have patients in their late 40’s and early 50’s with total knee replacements.  The procedure does not seem to be reserved for little old ladies anymore.  With the advancement of technology which allows people at younger ages to qualify and the tidal wave of baby boomers do you feel totally...
With our lives getting more hectic, to-do lists getting longer and the constant pressure to be “on” 24/7, I think we are all looking for ways to get more out of life with a little less work.  As the old adage says “work smarter, not harder” here are 10 things you can implement immediately to reduce stress and increase productivity.   Create a Morning Routine...