It is a common thing to find medical professionals working together instead of on their own in a medical practice. There are chiropractic clinics all over where one can find two or more chiropractors that practice together.
Chiropractors often specialise in slightly different fields, some prefer working with infants or working with geriatrics, while other chiropractors prefer to include different treatment methods such as energy fields – not every chiropractor is the same, and not everything patient is the same, so by working in a clinic environment, patients are offered diverse treatment choices. Patients like comfort zones and familiar surroundings, so being in a clinic environment, should there be a change, for example their chiropractor is on leave or happens to be sick, they tend to be more comfortable seeing another chiropractor from the clinic, than travelling to another practice or seeing a locum they are unfamiliar with. That kind of set up puts patients at ease and in a way ensures they keep up with treatment should their primary chiropractor not be around.
A chiropractic clinic is a huge benefit for a newly qualified chiropractor. Being able to work in that kind of environment when starting out can provide you with immense amounts of experience, support and knowledge, allowing you to grow and better your skills as a professional.
There are benefits for this kind of set up for both the chiropractors and the patient. Being a professional in a particular field means keeping on up with the latest advances in the industry, new technology and current procedures and new treatment methods. Working together in a clinic offers the opportunity to share ideas, new information, and new diagnostic or treatment tools. Another big benefit of working in a clinic environment allows the sharing of expenses. Owning and running a practice solo can be expensive and often equipment and consumables do not come cheap. Sharing overhead costs, as well as equipment and consumables can help ease the burden of running a practice with sole responsibility.
Chiropractic clinics are becoming more popular for all the reasons above and service a purpose for both the professional and the patient, making treatment a pleasant experience and the stress of work a little easier.