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Why Continuing Education is Essential for Chiropractors

Your chiropractic education didn’t end when you earned your degree. No matter where you are in your career, you should always make time for continuing education.

Chiropractors who continue to expand their knowledge base stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the profession, acquire new skills, and become more well-rounded practitioners. These gains equip chiropractors to offer superior care and treat a more diverse set of patients and ailments.

Continuing education also provides a competitive advantage in your local region. By continuously improving your skills and adapting to changes in the market, you can establish your practice as the most innovative and forward-thinking provider in your area.

Ideas for Continuing Your Education

Continuing education can be as involved as a long-term training course or as simple as tuning in to a podcast. If you’re not sure where to look for the latest continuing education opportunities, use this guide as a starting point.

Chiropractic Podcasts and YouTube Channels

Some of the most useful chiropractic educational materials are free and easily accessible in the form of podcasts and YouTube channels. Many veteran chiropractors use these mediums to build their own brands and share their expertise.

The best podcasts and YouTube videos present treatments and business concepts in clear and simple terms. Some content is made specifically for chiropractors, but content designed for the general public can also be informative.

Here are a few podcasts and YouTube channels that we recommend:

These resources can be rapidly consumed in bite-sized portions when your schedule permits, providing easy opportunities to learn from your professional peers.

It’s also helpful to absorb educational materials from other fields, such as physical therapy, massage, psychology, and general medicine.

Subscribe to a Research Journal or Trade Magazine

Research journals communicate the latest and most intriguing studies and developments in the chiropractic field.

There are dozens of journals devoted to chiropractic as well as related subjects like neck pain, back pain, and pediatrics. A few of the most prominent chiropractic research journals are:

For content that’s less dense but nevertheless quite informative, subscribe to a chiropractic trade magazine. 

The top trade publications for chiropractors include: 

Trade magazines cover treatment topics, business strategies, human interest stories, and product reviews. Most are available via online subscription models for easy on-the-go access via your phone or laptop. 

Seminars and Trade Shows

Seminars and trade shows are educational and enjoyable. They also provide valuable opportunities to connect with your professional peers. 

At seminars, conferences, and training sessions, you can explore research and techniques that help you grow as a practitioner. The Sherman College of Chiropractic’s International Research and Philosophy Symposium and Life University’s Life Vision Extravaganza are two examples of excellent events that present some of the most insightful and innovative information related to the chiropractic profession each year. 

At trade shows, you’ll gain access to the latest tools and products serving your industry, providing opportunities to evaluate industry trends before they take off. 

Many chiropractic events can be attended remotely, making it possible to participate in the best or most relevant events regardless of where they’re held. 

Work With a Chiropractic Business Coach

One of the most meaningful ways to continue your education as a chiropractor is to work with a chiropractic business coach. 

A good coach is:

  • A business growth expert
  • Invested in the success of your business
  • Specialized in your industry

The guidance you receive from a coach may cover business management, care philosophy, marketing, and any other areas where you’d like to focus. Business coaching helps you straighten out your operations so that you can focus the bulk of your energy on patient care. 

Your coach also serves as a sounding board for new ideas and a partner for navigating your toughest challenges as a practitioner or business owner. 

Get Chiropractic Coaching for Your Practice 

At Aligned Mentoring for Chiropractors, our team of mentors and trainers is focused exclusively on the chiropractic industry. We help talented chiropractors to build and operate thriving practices. 

We’ve worked with over 10,000 practices. Teams that join the AMC family enjoy a 55% average increase in collections. 

To learn more, book a no-pressure consultation with AMC today. 

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