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athletica wrote:For any of the chiropractors on this board or for anyone else that wants to provide some insight... Do you prefer patients receive chiropractic manipulations before or after massage therapy treatment? I have always preferred my patient receive manipulations before visiting myself for soft tissue work. I have a few theories...
athletica wrote:Pueppi: Interesting. Are you finding patients are visiting other clinics for chiro or massage treatment? Or do you feel patients are recieving only chiro or massage?
pueppi wrote:athletica wrote:Pueppi: Interesting. Are you finding patients are visiting other clinics for chiro or massage treatment? Or do you feel patients are recieving only chiro or massage?
I am not sure I understand your question.
Regarding my practice in particular, I find that most of my patients & clients see me for one or the other service with only about 20% seeing me for both services.
That means... about 80% of the people who walk through my door either want a massage or a chiropractic session (and will most likely never use the opposite type of bodywork). About 20% of the people who walk through my door want both services (usually on the same day - but, occasionaly on different days).
Of those who want both services, it seems to be about equal (50/50) as to the need for chiropractic before (50%) or after (50%) the session.
Because I schedule my appointment book in blocks of time for bodywork, that means that there are occasions that I cannot fit a patient in for chiropractic work on a day or time they have a preference for (of course the same goes for massage), because the timing does not allow for a "quick fix" until 8pm. Since most chiropractic patients want their work in a different time frame (today!) than massage clients, I have had to teach them that they will either have to book in advance like my massage clients, or find another DC to attend to them if they cannot wait. This means that occasionaly some of my patients (and massage clients too) will visit other clinics.
Does that help?
04/02/12 - edited for typo
athletica wrote:Yes thanks. I'm surprised. I don't know the exact stats but I would say it least 50% of my patients use a combination of chiropractics and massage.
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