As a parent, I appreciate this phrase – in a way that only a father of two young boys could. We’ve all stopped on the highway to rush little Johnny out of the car, run to the side of the road, and brace ourselves for the impending mayhem. You see, three-year old’s that “need to pee” can hit a target from ten feet away. But if you don’t give them a goal… lookout. And heaven forbid if the wind is blowing in the opposite direction! Simply telling little Johnny to let it rip can yield damp consequences reaching from the tire of your car to your shoes, and sometimes even the family dog. However, if you tell Johnny to hit the nearest pine tree, he will spell his name on the trunk.
Herein lies the difference between a chiropractor and an evidence-informed chiropractor. Providing the same unfocused treatment to every patient, for every condition isn’t acceptable. Research-driven diagnosis and treatment strategies allow evidence-based chiropractors to become the most clinically competent musculoskeletal providers. Today’s blog will explain how accurately identifying the source of tissue dysfunction will focus your management and prevent undesirable outcomes.
Watch Dr. Steele explain how to achieve better clinical results and increase patient satisfaction with this two-step process.
Evidence-based chiropractors employ data to establish treatment algorithms. But what happens when that data changes? While we may have performed due diligence to develop a management protocol, new research will likely change that protocol over time. The best example would be how, in the past decade(s), the management of chronic tendinopathy has flipped from suppressing inflammation (tendonitis), toward generating a controlled inflammatory response (tendinopathy).
Providing “best practices” requires continual testing and evolution. But when was the last time you questioned the utility of an everyday practice? For me, this occurred last week, when a long-time patient told me how much better she felt after her physiatrist prescribed a lumbar support belt. My long-held belief was that lumbosacral support belts had value in isolated instances… but I needed to know- was my belief still correct, or had new literature surpassed my understanding?
This week’s blog will highlight the most up-to-date evidence on four types of lumbosacral supports, then provide clinical pearls for indications, contraindications, and implementation -including a live video demonstration.
Treating elbow pain sounds simple, and with the correct information, it is. Evidence-based chiropractors DO NOT (and cannot) memorize every evaluation, treatment, patient education tip, ADL modification, and exercise for every condition; however, the most effective providers DO understand how to use clinical tools, prediction rules, and practice resources to remind them of everything necessary to make the most of each visit for both the patient and provider.
This week’s blog covers the top four tips (Including downloadable resources) to assess and treat lateral elbow pain effectively.
Watch Dr. Steele explain why the management of lateral elbow pain should be straightforward. The limiting factors are how well YOU and your PATIENT understand the condition.
It’s that time again! Your ChiroUp research team has compiled clinical tips for 15 common conditions from this past month’s research. From concussions to plantar fasciitis, we’ve got you covered on the latest news.
Detrimental positions, postures, and activities are obstacles to healing. Today, we will discuss ONE significant variable that, when corrected, allows patients to heal more quickly—sleep posture. This blog will identify six condition-specific sleep faults, and recommend clear-cut solutions through modifications of the sleeping routine.
Healthcare is changing, and providers can soon expect to be paid based upon their performance… but more than merely clinical performance. The fee-for-outcomes reimbursement model requires that providers deliver three key metrics:
1. Timely clinical outcomes
2. Cost-effective management
3. High patient satisfaction
Check out the following tutorial video, including several user-inspired tips on how to excel and grow your business with highly satisfied patients.
Do Spinal Curves Matter?
Scientific knowledge changes with newly published research. What we know today may not be entirely true in the years to come. Chiropractors today are asked the same questions they encountered 50 years ago. However, have the answers changed?
In today’s blog, let’s look at three commonly asked questions, and see how the answers have changed (or not changed) over the past 50 years.
The answers may directly impact your future clinical decision-making process and patient education as it relates to spinal curves…
While the majority of musculoskeletal cases respond quickly and favorably to conservative care, some conditions are less cooperative. When a patient is not meeting outcome goals, evidence-based chiropractors must be willing to abandon their familiar recipe, and “do something different.”
In a value-based healthcare model, there’s a vast difference between merely treating someone vs. delivering best practices. The essential step for improving clinical outcomes is to provide the most effective care for every patient on every visit- including those cases that challenge us.
Check out this week’s blog and video to review our top seven tips for solving unresponsive problems. Then download our new Case Review Checklist to help boost your clinical outcomes even higher!