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Chiropractic Consulting Warning PDF Print Email
Business - Marketing
Written by: Matthew Loop DC   
Saturday, 23 May 2009 14:07
I've conversed with countless chiropractors at growth symposiums where I've been a key-note speaker. This has been happening for years now and I always hear the same sad tale; people are getting scammed by bad practice management consultants. These so-called gurus are pulling the wool over everyone's eyes and making a ton of money in the process. I have no respect for these companies that presume to help chiropractors fresh out of school, or even seasoned professionals, and only take their money and waste it. Times are too tough for people to have this happen to them. Why should the scammers be making all the money?


I've conversed with countless chiropractors at growth symposiums where I've been a key-note speaker. This has been happening for years now and I always hear the same sad tale; people are getting scammed by bad practice management consultants. These so-called gurus are pulling the wool over everyone's eyes and making a ton of money in the process. I have no respect for these companies that presume to help chiropractors fresh out of school, or even seasoned professionals, and only take their money and waste it. Times are too tough for people to have this happen to them. Why should the scammers be making all the money?

There's nothing wrong with paying for an expensive program when it yields results that make the payment worth wile. The price of a service should be comparable to the benefit that someone receives from the service. Only in a perfect world is this true, because there are chiropractic consultants out there charging an arm and a leg for no results. There are managers and consultants out there that do give equally to what they receive, but they're few and far between. Most of the time, what you get is a load of bull and fear-mongering. It's the classic tactic of scaring you into using their services. It's marketing at its worst. So how do we expect these people in turn to market our chiropractic businesses?

There are several things that you should look for when choosing a solid chiropractic consultant or practice management group. First, make sure that they have a specialty. Too many times I see these guys that have the "best" solutions for everything. What I mean is this. You would never go to a gynecologist to have a brain tumor removed, right? Similarly, you would never go to a practice management group that is primarily known for in-office patient retention for help with internet marketing. You know what they say. If they're usually the jack of all trades, they're typically the master of none. Seek out specialists in different areas of your practice that you need to kick into high gear.

You also need to find someone who has a true track record of satisfied consumers. You need to be able to read testimonials and meet people that have been helped by this group. If you can't find these things, you're probably reading scripted testimonials and seeing videos of actors playing "satisfied chiropractors". Don't be one of the DC's that gets the wool pulled over their eyes. Find the real-deal.

I recommend doing an in-depth Google search to find accurate information. For instance, if you were looking for a consultant that just specialized in strategic and proven Web 2.0 and Social Media marketing for chiropractors, you would put the keywords "social media chiropractic marketing" or "internet chiropractic marketing" in quotation marks. This will bring you back highly-targeted information you are looking for, making your life much easier.

Finally, it's a good idea to look for a chiropractic consulting coach that stays abreast of the newest trends and technologies in whatever area they specialize in. New patients are your practice life-blood, so they should be always seeking new, cutting-edge ways to improve their marketing. If you encounter a practice management group that claims to know it all, run immediately! Times are changing very rapidly and while certain report of findings and consultation scrips may not change, marketing in the struggling economy and Web 2.0 technology has changed substantially. Remember what was said previously. You need a specialist in whatever field your practice is lagging.

It's time to no longer be a victim of outdated practices and get your business booming, even in these difficult times. 95% of chiropractic practices are failing to learn about the important marketing technique that uses Web 2.0 and social media, but there is that 5% that is succeeding. You could get countless new patients walking through your doors if you can change with the times.

You will only find one consultant that specializes in this type of marketing who speaks worldwide to businesses about successful integration of social media. Truthfully, you could be the best chiropractor in the world but if you don't know how to market and massively spread your message in the new era, it doesn't matter.

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