Everyone can benefit from having a Chiropractor on their health care team, but finding the right one depends on your health goals. Chiropractors are primary health care professionals. As Doctors, you don’t need a referral to see us, which is great news because you get to choose someone who suits you!
My 3 Tips for finding a Chiropractor:
1) Think about What Kind of Care You Want. The first place to start when searching for a Chiropractor is determining exactly what kind of care you are looking for – someone to help you specifically manage an injury or someone to support your overall health? Are you looking for help with a specific health challenge and a short-term fix? Or looking to rebuild your body? Remember that any investment in your health will always pay you back multiple returns, and the long-term cost to your health by relying on ‘quick fixes’ is dramatic, often eventually leading to larger problems. Having said that, sometimes limitations in time or money can cold us back with pursuing some health initiatives, and we just need to do the best that we can at the current time. Once you know what kind of care you want, you can better determine who can help you.
2) Connect With Them. I have given workshops, had guests tour my practice, even hosted booths at farmer’s markets to offer people the chance to connect with me! If you have a name of someone find out how you can meet them, and make the time to do so. Most Chiropractors will offer complimentary consultations, a time you can meet with them, discuss your health and find out more about their approach.
3) Do They Fit On Your Team? You are a consumer in a world of health care professionals, and that’s how I recommend you think about finding the right Chiropractor for you – like you’re hiring someone for your health care team! Consider the doctor’s personality, office atmosphere, location, office hours, office team, and accessibility. Did you feel heard, cared for, and were you assessed thoroughly? Can you see yourself working with them? Do you want to?
You are the health care consumer and you have every right to invest your time and finances with someone who will provide the care you want, and to change provider if you are not happy, not getting the results you want, or simply need a fresh approach.
Taking responsibility for your health involves building a team of professionals to support you. Find a Chiropractor to add to your team and get aligned with a better health.