Management
When faced with a turbulent stock market, investors run to and fro, eagerly searching for safe investment vehicles, with a willingness to sacrifice returns for safety of principal.
Around the world, chiropractic talks of integration into medical systems but finds itself encumbered in its quest to achieve this. There is a growing acknowledgment within the profession that internal factors may be, at least partially, responsible for the difficulties encountered in trying to establish a role, as equals – and, where appropriate, leaders –  in the world health-care community.
In part 1, we discussed that during difficult economic times you should be concentrating on strategies that will serve to make your practice come out of the recession even stronger than it was before
Whenever the economic climate starts to look rough, the vast majority of practice owners start to worry about what a decline in patient numbers will mean to them, their staff, their practice, and their family.
It is widely acknowledged that a chiropractor’s early years in practice can be a challenge, both personally and professionally. In particular, those first five years out of school can be as daunting as they are exciting.
Chiropractors who choose to participate in “therapeutic lifestyle changes” programs have a chance for greater growth within the health-care industry.
Canadian Chiropractor asked Dr. Brent Thompson, chiropractor and founder of Axon Images, Inc., to tell DCs about how he came to choose to communicate chiropractic through photography and design, how he carries this out and why it is effective.
When starting out, a chiropractor must often choose whether to practice in a larger city or opt for the smaller centre. Frequently the smaller community provides the opportunity to develop a more diversified practice, and provides enhanced community acceptance with less competition. Still, there are downsides.
In 2008, did you surpass every goal you had established? Did you enjoy more rewards in 2008 than you did in 2007? If not, what’s your plan for 2009? How can you ensure that, one year from now, as you’re scanning back over the previous 365 days, you stand in awe of your accomplishments and rewards?
Building an environmentally friendly wellness centre
As the calendar year winds down, chiropractic practices often begin to wind down for the holiday season as well.
Can coaches help?? After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” Nelson Mandela could well have been speaking to the graduating class at any chiropractic school, when he uttered these words.  For, after years of grueling studies, the new graduate embarks on the road to, hopefully, a successful career – most begin this journey by opening a practice.  And, within the first five years, many find themselves disillusioned with respect to their work, or just not able to build the business that must sustain their careers – and families – for years to come.
Imagine, for a moment, being able to look into a crystal ball and determine, with relative accuracy, the likelihood of whether your practice was going to dominate your geographic area and niche or fall prey to competition. I’m sure you’d agree, that would be a pretty valuable crystal ball.  Well, even though no such ball exists, we do have a set of simple, yet rarely understood tools, that give us a similar level of foresight into your practice’s future.
What you need to know Recently, there have been questions asked – and some problems arising – with respect to purchasing chiropractic adjusting tables from manufacturers and/or distributors in the United States and, subsequently, having those tables delivered into Canada. The problem seems to stem from whether or not the tables have proper approval and licensing, as medical devices, with Health Canada, and has resulted in these expensive, and necessary, purchases becoming stuck at the U.S./Canada border.

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