Management
As DCs, how much do you know about listening?
Within the next couple of years, chiropractic franchising in Canada is going to become very common, just as we have seen happen in the United States.
As I mentioned last month, chiropractic practices generally sell for less than the fair market value of a comparable small business, all other things being equal. It’s largely due to supply and demand.
Chiropractic practices generally sell for less than the fair market value of a comparable small business, all else being equal. This is largely due to supply and demand. Because of generally low demand, chiropractic practices sell at a discount (25 to 33 per cent) compared to equivalent small businesses – an astonishing but true fact.
Our reality is that life consistently presents to us two streets named “Hard.” The first hard way yields the same results we’ve always arrived at.  The second street yields the results we desperately crave. Thus, we just have to decide which “Hard” we want.
“Each of us has the responsibility to ourselves and to our country to do our part in decreasing our country’s high expenditures on health care, and decreasing the burden on the system, by promoting . . . well-being.”1
Can you recall a time in your life when you were faced with a difficult circumstance and paralysis set in? On the flip side, can you remember a time when you overcame your fears and obstacles with unsurpassed triumph?
The importance of achieving unity within the profession of chiropractic has been acknowledged repeatedly, and with increasing alacrity, becoming almost ubiquitous in chiropractic literature, rhetoric and dialogue.
This article is a review of the recently published study titled:  A Systematic Review of Chiropractic Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders:  Recommendations for Advancing Evidence-Based Practice and Research.
In his recent work titled Reasoning Otherwise, Canadian historian Ian McKay engages in a “mission of reconnaissance,” which, for him, is a technique for examining history that “notably differs from the scholarly approach that strains for completeness, authoritativeness and . . . certainty.”
Over the past three years, I have had the privilege to meet, and work with, a number of chiropractic practitioners who are immersed in busy and fulfilling careers – DCs who have a range of responsibilities that include hands-on patient care; serving chiropractic on a variety of boards, committees and associations;  teaching; and volunteering in the community.
Canadian health care is in crisis mode, and we know it. The epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain is well documented.
Motivation is defined as “the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.” (Wordnetweb.com).
Roncesvalles Village in Toronto is a world in transition – a microcosm representing our society’s evolution from older, simpler times through modernity and into a current mindset that, ironically, strives to draw us back to the fundamental aspects of that older simplicity.
One of the most intriguing investment classes to have emerged over the past decade is Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).  Growth and interest in ETFs has been stellar, especially when compared to mutual funds.

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