Monday Morning Motivation
Are your reports merely analytical affairs with angles, degrees, phases and the like? While these are important, you could use the occasion of the report of findings to gently lead patients to some new meanings. There are at least two subjects that most patients could use some clarification:
Pain. While unpleasant, most patients think their problem is their pain. (“Can you make the pain go away?”) But pain is rarely a problem. Sadly, most patients are so disconnected their bodies have to practically shout to get their owner’s attention to make a change.
Germs. Most patients are germaphobic. (“Is that clean headrest paper?”) Help patients “get” that germs no more cause disease than baseball bats cause home runs. If they did, like pollen, cat dander and spicy foods, EVERYONE would be allergic.
Remind patients that chiropractic care focuses on the person with the problem, not the problem in the person.