Happy Day, Reader!! That's right! You set the tone for the chiropractic office, as the Chiropractic Assistant! You are the first to be seen, and felt, in the chiropractic office. When you read on page 14, “The CA's Role as New Patient Advocate” by Kathy Mills Chang, constantly remind yourself that you set the tone in the office...and its best to make it a positive one!!
The chiropractic assistant is a valuable teammate for the practice who also holds some of the reins in the productivity, development, growth, and general operations of the business. Providers rely heavily on CAs to help ensure the proper functioning of all business processes.
The importance of a good chiropractic assistant staff is understood by any experienced DC. While most new grads seem solely focused on getting new patients, those DCs in practice for years realize the key to a good office is a great staff. Ideal patients are hard to find, and the same can be said about ideal CAs.
Chiropractic assistants take on many duties in the chiropractic office, but none may be more important than that of new patient advocate. Often, new patients enter a chiropractor's office full of apprehension and misinformation about what a chiropractor is and what he or she does.
Five Simple Ways to Transform Negative Situations into Positive Ones
While working in your chiropractic office, things are going to go wrong from time to time. Maybe your patients will have an extended wait time, or (heaven forbid) you may forget about a patient in a treatment room for a little too long. Maybe a patient or even a coworker will be rude.
ANATOMY IN ACTION SERIES: Utilizing Landmarks for EMS Pad Placement
Educational Articles Designed to Help CAs Understand the Underlying Anatomy and Physiology of Conditions Presenting to the Chiropractic Office.
Electric muscle stimulation(EMS) is utilized in many offices via interferential current (IFC), premodulated current (premod), microcurrent, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Russian stimulation, and high-voltage pulsed current.
Wellness, anti-aging, prevention, and being proactive in reducing your risk for chronic degenerative diseases are all great marketing buzzwords that chiropractors use to describe the benefits of chiropractic care. It makes sense when it comes to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.