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by jyoti
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: If you knew then what you know now...
Replies: 6
Views: 5383

Re: If you knew then what you know now...

Don’t let the clients run your appointment book and don’t give away services just because you can’t personally afford the work you provide. An old blog post , goes into more detail. THIS x 1000! :) Also... Don't let clients run your practice in general. Learn your anatomy. If you like helping peopl...
by jyoti
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Chiropractor had secretary perform chair massage
Replies: 12
Views: 4458

Re: Chiropractor had secretary perform chair massage

It's true that he can supervise someone rendering therapies under his license. For example, s/he can train a CA (chiropractic assistant) to help with physical rehab therapy or to administer ultrasound or what-have-you. Now, there's a price to pay for that kind of convenience: the DC is liable for an...
by jyoti
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Headline: "Massage leaves senior in agony and out of pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Headline: "Massage leaves senior in agony and out of pocket

I dunno but I smell a moneygrab. I agree with Jason and the comment from the MD that he posted. Indeed you can't trap nerves between discs; what separates the discs are the vertebrae themselves, and the nerves run POSTERIOR to that. Seems to me one of two scenarios played out - 1) the LMT worked on ...
by jyoti
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Independent Contractor likes and dislikes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

Re: Independent Contractor likes and dislikes?

Overall I loved being an IC! Pros: Setting my own schedule (that was a big one) Making more than an employee Deciding how I would perform my work Being able to fire an unruly/creepy client Tax write-offs Being able to promote myself (hand out my own business cards, discuss my own services) Having cl...
by jyoti
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Etiquette for Applying to Spa/Center/Office
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Etiquette for Applying to Spa/Center/Office

I'm a co-owner of a multi-disciplinary practice and for a long time, we didn't have an office manager or anyone to answer the phone or greet people at the door. So we had to answer our own phone and do our own door-greeting. Although we only had a few patients/clients, we also had lots of other proj...
by jyoti
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: How do you know if you're burning out?
Replies: 70
Views: 26920

Re: How do you know if you're burning out?

Hi Ellie, Yep, I do think something is going on. You mentioned fatigue, pain, and there also seems to be an emotional aspect as well. Lots of possibilities here. One possibility involves body chemistry, in terms of physical health - imbalances and dysfunction of basic physiology (immune system, neur...
by jyoti
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: paid training or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: paid training or not?

This is a labor status issue -- not a question of fairness. If you are an employee, you MUST be paid for any hours worked. You must be paid at least minimum wage. That does not mean you must be paid specifically and separately for the training hours, but at the end of the pay period involved, you h...
by jyoti
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Groupon for a home based business?
Replies: 27
Views: 7484

Re: Groupon for a home based business?

Hi Ellie, I'm personally philosophically against Groupon and similar services, because it teaches people to devalue your services. I also find that it brings out the worst in people (i.e. people trying to take too much advantage, trying to find loopholes and technicalities, etc). That being said, ev...
by jyoti
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: Allergies

I've found that it's pretty common for people to have sensitivities to different chemicals, natural or artificial. It's not a rare thing at all. This happens for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the nervous system has a few functional imbalances in which extra afferentation (incoming sensory info) ca...
by jyoti
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: San Diego MT's
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: San Diego MT's

I'm not familiar with California, so I can't help with the massage therapy regulations there, but www.city-data.com is a FANTASTIC resource for anyone looking to relocate to pretty much anywhere (any US city, plus international). It contains comprehensive data on economics, cost of living, demograph...
by jyoti
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: How to find decent major medical health ins coverage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

How to find decent major medical health ins coverage?

Hi everyone :) It's been a while since I've posted last, and I'm about to do something I didn't think I'd have to do for a while - purchase health insurance. All I'm looking for is major medical (accidents, major trauma, surgeries, hospital stays, etc - no chiro or wellness coverage--got that taken ...
by jyoti
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: newbie therapist in need of advice! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

Re: newbie therapist in need of advice! :)

I also LOVE the idea of bartering. I handle it this way: First, I come up with a list of things I need/want enough to be willing to pay for. Do this BEFORE you are approached with a possible barter situation; this way, you're prepared without being put on the spot. (Good candidates to get your brain...
by jyoti
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 4492

Re: Insurance

Can my business handle the extended wait for cash flow? Insurance payments can take weeks to months to arrive. Can my business handle the increased overhead of submitting and tracking the insurance receivables? If a claim is rejected, will I be able to collect the balance from my client? At what co...
by jyoti
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: " There's the Door "
Replies: 44
Views: 14317

Re: " There's the Door "

3) it is difficult -- not impossible -- to legally be an IC and expect to be paid something for every appointment/treatment/service. Hi R&R! Actually, that's my understanding of what a contractor is. Rather than paying them by the hour whether they work or not (which would definitely be employee st...
by jyoti
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: " There's the Door "
Replies: 44
Views: 14317

Re: " There's the Door "

Yikes! No-way-no-how, would I work without a written contract, with VERY few exceptions*. And I say this as both a DC *and* an LMT and having worked both sides of that fence. I know that jobs are HARD to come by these days and sometimes you can't always pick and choose who your employer will be and ...
by jyoti
Sun May 22, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Guess Who's Moving into the Neighborhood?
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Guess Who's Moving into the Neighborhood?

Don't despair :) Here's a chance to set yourself apart even more. You're exactly right; it'll give the price-shoppers somewhere to go, which takes them out of your hair. You now have the chance to emphasize what makes you different - your emphasis on quality, your personal attention, your quiet envi...
by jyoti
Fri May 20, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: I could not resist!
Replies: 40
Views: 13275

Re: I could not resist!

Many but not ALL states require draping. ..... ef: Tx does not ... WRONG. Texas DOES, UNLESS **BOTH** client *and* therapist agree to an un-draped session. If either party requires draping, it's required. Maybe it's a technicality, but what I stated is NOT the same as saying "Texas doesn't require ...
by jyoti
Fri May 20, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Two more job opportunities to contemplate...
Replies: 27
Views: 9713

Re: Two more job opportunities to contemplate...

Not exactly sure where this is illegal... I understand that you pretty much declined the DC opportunity, which I would probably have done, too. But I'm not sure where it's illegal, per se. Yeah, I looked through the IRS link and re-read the original post and didn't see anything that blatantly stood ...
by jyoti
Fri May 20, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Working for a chiropractor?
Replies: 12
Views: 4149

Re: Working for a chiropractor?

What I'm about to say, some of you may have seen before, so please forgive me because I'm sure I'm repeating a little bit. :) Background: I'm a DC. I also keep up my LMT license. I worked for a DC as an LMT for a short (enjoyable) stint while going through LMT school. Now I contract with an excellen...
by jyoti
Fri May 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How NOT to write a Web posting
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Re: How NOT to write a Web posting

Chinese English is my guess! My thought as well. LOL me too! Known as "Engrish" If you liked that, you'll think this is funny, too... http://engrishfunny.failblog.org/ I sit back on the couch with my laptop while we're watching TV and every so often I'll start howling...it'll be from that blog LOL
by jyoti
Mon May 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: This lady walked in to the office this afternoon... WWYD?
Replies: 16
Views: 5810

Re: This lady walked in to the office this afternoon... WWYD?

Wow. Bless her heart. I would also consider adding a chiropractic neurologist to the arsenal. Droopy eyelid(s) is/are typically a Cranial Nerve 3 lesion and vertigo is typically either an otolithiasis (loose otolith that floats through the endolymph in the ear, sending all the sensory hairs crazy an...
by jyoti
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: client fell asleep but was not totally happy with his massag
Replies: 25
Views: 9709

Re: client fell asleep but was not totally happy with his massag

I had a client that wanted deep tissue. His problem areas were his back, shoulders, quads, hams, gastrocs!! This was a big guy with a lot of real estate to cover! A one hour deep tissue was not going to get all of these areas. Maybe it is because I am new. He fell asleep quickly and snored through ...
by jyoti
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Is this guy a jerk or what?
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

Re: Is this guy a jerk or what?

Oh wow. "My office is flooded" only translates to "I don't work on men" in the minds of unstable weirdo handfuls, so I'd say you dodged a bullet there. I agree the less said the better. Although, it doesn't sound like you gave him your life story or anything :) I think you handled it well. This guy ...
by jyoti
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: 20 minute presentation
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: 20 minute presentation

It has been a while since I last posted. I finished up massage school last week, and I am scheduled to take my MBLEX on the 27th. I am very excited to start my practice. As you may recall, I work for a large Fortune 500 company. As part of my ongoing training this year, I am required to attend a tw...
by jyoti
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: I *heart* our new office!
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: I *heart* our new office!

:dancingparty:

That's just plain awesome!

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