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First, Make Rice

By |October 12, 2011|Clinical Pearl, Practice Management|

First, Make Rice

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Fledgling sushi chefs spend months (sometimes years) doing nothing but making the rice for the head chef.

If the rice isn’t right, it really doesn’t matter what else you do, you’re not going to be able to create and serve great sushi.

The clinical education provided in Chiropractic curricula invariably has to assume that their students already know how to “make the rice”.

They have to assume that you understand the art of asking questions and listening, that you have experience with building rapport, that you have an innate empathy for what your patients want and think, that you know how to make a compelling case that chiropractic can help them, that you know how to enroll them in the concept of a corrective care plan (think orthodontia), that you know the difference between presentation and conversation, and when they say yes, you know exactly what to do to get them started. (more…)