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Mastering the musculoskeletal assessment

General terms like low-back pain, neck pain, and sciatica do little to define the nature of the injury. Therefore, consider using a functional musculoskeletal assessment system to better assess, classify, and treat muscle and joint related injuries.

Too often, manual therapists label a patient’s condition in a way that does not provide adequate information about the nature of their dysfunction. Terms like shoulder impingement, tennis/golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritic knee pain, and even more general terms like low-back pain, neck pain, and sciatica do little to define the nature of the injury. Therefore, consider using a functional musculoskeletal assessment system to better assess, classify, and treat muscle and joint related injuries. READ MORE >>

Best practices for new practitioners

There are few things more nerve-wracking than leaving the comfortable bubble of college and setting out on your own. Learn the best practices for starting a new business

There are few things more nerve-wracking than leaving the comfortable bubble of college and setting out on your own. This is true for any new grad, but especially true for new DCs. The pressure is on to start making some- thing of oneself—and start paying off those loans. Don’t worry, you’ve got this. Setting a course for success can be as gratifying as it is challenging, but it’s well worth the time and effort. READ MORE >>

What is the Hawthorne effect and how does it apply to your practice?

What is the Hawthorne effect and how does it apply to your practice?

There was a practice management company in the 1990s that serviced dentists and chiropractors. At their seminars, the main speaker would often start off with this joke, “We have two groups of people here today, dentists and chiropractors, and you can easily tell them apart. The dentists are wearing plaid shirts and the chiropractors are wearing smiles.” His experience was that dentists found less satisfaction in their work than chiropractors. READ MORE >>

 

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Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.