Practice Startup

Do you want to be a chiropractic apprentice or start your own practice?

Choosing a path: Apprentice or entrepreneur?

For years you have dreamed of being your own boss, designing your own office, and soon, when you are finally finished with training, that day will be here. You will immediately face two large hurdles: You have no experience running a practice, and you have no patients. So, what do you do? The logical answer is to work for someone else, see how they run their practice, and learn to build a patient base—this is the concept of an apprenticeship. But maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between the apprentice and the mentor can be a balancing act.

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Establish a compliance program for your first chiropractic practice.

Master a compliance program from square one

When beginning your first practice, establish a compliance program early to save yourself an audit later. On an initial patient visit, one of the first things you do is establish a baseline: a virtual or literal snapshot of “where they are now” that you can measure progress against. This is both for your own purposes and to provide proof of progress in your documentation.

A new practitioner checklist

Getting started in practice is thrilling, but it is also a daunting endeavor. It’s a lot easier if you have an organized plan. The purpose of this checklist is to guide your thinking as a…

after graduation

How to get on your feet after graduation

Following the warmth and fresh air and blooming flowers of spring, the wonder of summer is upon us. With the change of season comes excitement; excitement about advancement and, most importantly, the thrill of graduation. Across…