Reach across the aisle to marry your practice with others. This chiropractic center is doing just that with amazing results!
What’s Going On
The Advanced Spine and Posture team in Grand Rapids, Michigan, takes a holistic approach to healthcare by merging different medical expertise instead of focusing on just one or the other.
Case in point: This clinic believes by using physical therapy to enhance a patient’s posture and strengthen back muscles in combination with chiropractic adjustments, the patient’s root cause of back pain and bone misalignment is addressed.
They use this combined technique to treat other health conditions such as back and neck pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, asthma and difficulty breathing, and other conditions.
Why This Matters
Basically? See the forest for the trees!
If you want your patients to heal, then you must take the holistic approach to their issues to resolve the root cause.
You may be so focused on the immediate pain or problem, however, that you miss incorporating something as simple as between-session strengthening exercises to their regular manual therapy.
This lesson holds true beyond the immediate back pain scenario described by the Advanced Spine and Posture clinic in the article.
Throughout this newsletter today, we’ve covered various crossover techniques between professions, from mental health and sports medicine, to voice training and SLP programs.
If you take nothing else away from today’s article, then let it be this: By looking outside of your immediate expertise to consult with fellow professionals, you may find a better patient program than if you had remained within your wheelhouse.
(As a side note, the clinic’s claim to treat headaches and fatigue with chiropracty and physical therapy, while not new to providers, will often be a revolutionary concept for patients. How can you market a non-medicated pain management program to your current patients to better help them long-term?)