#71 How To Survive Patient Dropouts

I feel your pain.

You get the dreaded reply to an appointment reminder, call or even Facebook message…

“I need to stop my chiropractic care….”

“How dare they!”

“Don’t they know how much time I’ve invested in them?”

“Subluxation is bad, how will they survive?”

“What did I do wrong?”

You know exactly what I’m talking about and you know it’s shortly after every dropout that you find yourself reinventing your practice.

New forms, new coach, new website, new technique and none of them make a single lick of difference.

What will make a huge impact is understanding why they left and what, if anything you can do to minimize the chances it happens again.

On this episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors we explore the mental side of patient dropouts and give you a system you can activate right away. Read More

#70 How To Scale Your Practice

The majority of business owners get excited about the thought of a thriving business…

Success, personal growth, profits, freedom and all the other “stuff” that comes along for the ride.

And it’s the fulfillment of the requirements of a successful business consistently over a relatively long time frame —> leadership, team, systems and communication that makes that success a reality.

But what do you do when it actually works? When growth is happening right before your eyes? When growth begins to outstrip your ability to keep up.

You’ll need to make the decision, “Am I happy with my practice the way it is or do I want to scale my practice.”

That’s exactly what this episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors is all about – how to scale your practice! Read More

#69 Is Open Concept Right For You?

In the drive to gain every advantage, it’s common for new chiropractors and docs struggling, to start their practice or make the switch to an open concept arrangement.

The assumption is that the best and biggest practices (which are not one in the same) are built on an open floor plan in the check-up area.

Is this true?

Is the open concept practice the best approach to garner practice success?

Is the open concept style even right for you?

On this episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors we give you the pros and cons of the open style practice layout so you can decide if it’s right for you! Read More

#65 The Chiropractor’s Curse

Don’t be frightened…“The Chiropractor’s Curse” is not one that needs Harry Potter to break the spell, it’s something you can tackle yourself if you know what to look out for.

Our profession loves the next shinny penny and I mean LOVES it.

We’re constantly in the search for it and when we find it, we snatch it up like it’s gold…until it’s magic wears off and the search for a new one ensues.

This cyclical activity that dominates the marketing radar for most chiropractors keeps them attentive to new ad tactics popping up on Facebook, new ways to bot social media followers, click-bait, bait and switch tactics…essentially anything that looks and appears new and claims to deliver 100’s of new patients.

Aside from the obvious fact that even if it did work, the majority could never process that many new cases properly. It also soaks up the time and energy that could be allocated towards building a lifetime strategy and follow up systems to support it.

In this episode we give you tools to avoid this trap and build a strategy that yields big ROI over the long haul. Read More