Responsibilities of a Chiropractor

If you are interested in the health field and wish to help alleviate some of the common stresses and pains that people experience every day, then you should consider having a career as a chiropractor. As a chiropractor, your main goal and aim is to relieve pain, improve your patient’s mobility, and get them back to full health. Treatment is normally non-invasive and does not require surgery. A chiropractor’s method has more to do with applying a specific amount of force to adjust and realign the joints to treat any chronic conditions a patient is experiencing. Besides seeing patients and treating their conditions, there are also other responsibilities that you will need to fulfill as well as a chiropractor. Keep reading to see what other tasks and work activities you will need to complete throughout a normal work day.
• Record and detail the medical histories of the patients. If you have recurring patients, it’s in the best interest for you and the patient to have an established record of what the patient’s condition. Every time you see the patient, you will need to add any new details or record their progress from each visit.
• Consult with patients. You will spend the majority of your day speaking and consulting with your patients. This is where you will assess what is wrong with the potential client and see if you can fulfill or address their needs. If you cannot address their needs, you should refer your patient to the right practitioner.
• You will have to perform other medical duties. Besides applying certain techniques to your patients, you may need to be required to take blood pressure or even take x-rays of your patient to observe and examine their skeletal system. You may also be required to perform other forms of therapies such as massages for the patient’s rehabilitation.
• Educate and advise the patient on their rehabilitation process. The treatment is not over once the patient leaves your office. You may need to prescribe medication or explain to the patient what they must do independently to heal and recover. Educating the patient is extremely important to ensure that their health is maintained and they are fully recovered.
• Continuing your education. In order to improve in your career, you will need to continue your education. Despite what many people think, you can never stop learning. There are new methods and techniques being taught every day and it’s important to have some knowledge or be well versed in them. This can expand your practice and attract more patients. You can continue your education through training or attending conferences.
• Promoting your practice. If you are self-employed, you will have the responsibility of promoting your own practice to build your client base. There are many practices so you must find a way to stand out and be unique to attract patients. You can also build your practice through the professional relationships you create with your patients. Your reputation will grow as patients recommend you to their friends and family.
Sources:
1. http://www.prospects.ac.uk/chiropractor_job_description.htm
2. http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1011.00

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