One of the often overlooked behaviors of busy practitioners is their finely developed sense of curiosity. Curiosity is defined as "an eager desire to know; inquisitiveness."
Far too many chiropractors limit their curiosity to the first couple of visits. "When did you start feeling this?" "How long have you had this problem?" "What makes it worse." "Why did you choose to see us today?" There's no question clinical curiosity is essential. But patients are far more than spines or cases or conditions.
Mimicking a medical doctor by maintaining a "professional" distance may have been what you were taught, however chiropractic patients often interpret this persona as aloofness or even judgment, which, by the way, is the opposite of curiosity.
When you show up curious about their life, their beliefs and their dreams, you deepen your connection and a transactional relationship can become transformational, accessing deeper, more profound healing.