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Monday Morning Motivation | Why Three Times a Week?

Posted by William Esteb on

William D Esteb

Managing a patient's expectations may be one of the most important reasons for having an organized patient education curriculum. And since many patients think your "prescription" of three "dosages" of adjustments each week is treating their pain (as a drug does), you might start there.

Help them understand that your recommendations are designed to produce the best results in the shortest amount of time. Frequent enough to create the momentum necessary to make spinal changes. But sufficiently spaced so their body has time to process the energy you've added to their spine and not needlessly wasted.

That might be once a month, three times a week or three times a day.

Make sure patients understand what your adjustments are doing. In return, you might want to find out whether it was a physical, chemical or emotional stressor that produced their subluxation pattern and whether it's still present in their life.

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