Monday Morning Motivation | What to Celebrate
The danger of using some other technology beyond just your hands (or hand instrument) runs the risk of patients crediting the “thing” rather than your intent to reduce nervous system interference.
I noticed this first hand when conducting an in-office consultation several years ago. The chiropractor would often use a therapeutic modality on the first visit and not adjust until the second. Only problem was, during the focus group patients perceived the therapy as being more important to their results than the secondary role the adjustment seemed to have warranted!
When your clinical intervention is as low-tech as possible, patients are more likely to understand what's really going on, rather than making the technology the hero. Because as important as the adjustment is, their ability to self heal (if there's no interference), is even more important. Celebrate that, and their wisdom of consulting your practice--not the intervention you use.