The Politics of Change in Chiropractic with Dr. Chad Mykietiuk
Most chiropractors don’t enter the profession with the idea of getting into ‘behind the practice’ politics. But, making your voice heard and supporting an organization who will support you can bring about positive changes for chiropractors everywhere. In this episode, Dr. Don speaks with Dr. Chad Mykietiuk, the president of the Canadian National Alliance for Chiropractic, or CNAC. CNAC is an association that focuses on getting chiropractors together, promoting all forms of chiropractic, and to make members voices heard by gathering feedback. Dr. Mykietiuk shares the goals of the association and how it intends to move chiropractic forward in all the provinces of Canada.
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of why chiropractors need to get involved in politics, the difference between a regulatory board and an association, and the benefits of having an association in your area.
Why chiropractors should get involved in professional politics. [3:35]
What chiropractic can and can’t do: Dealing with false claims. [6:35]
The Canadian National Alliance for Chiropractic (CNAC) was created by chiropractors for all flavours of chiropractic. [12:59]
The importance of connecting chiropractors and making their voices heard. [25:42]
Dr. Mykietiuk explains the difference between a regulatory board and an association. [29:55]
Dr. Mykietiuk shares feedback from practitioners derived from a CNAC survey. [35:46]
Support organizations that support you and connect with other chiropractic professionals. [43:26]
Just Do It to Make Your Dreams Come True with Dr. Dean Rieder
This week Dr. Don travels back across the pond to the oasis-like town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England to speak with Chiropractor Dr. Dean Rieder. Just three years ago, Dr. Rieder graduated from Durbin Chiropractic College in South Africa. He moved to the UK to start his practice and during this episode shares the ups and downs of attracting practice members, the costs of starting anew, and his unique approach to a homemade commercial with a famous client. Dr. Rieder thirstily seeks out any and all seminars, including the Vitality Shift program, and podcasts about chiropractic care. He recommends taking action as opposed to overthinking. And, due to his recommendation, the next shift unplugged event will be held in Marlow in September.
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of the trials and tribulations new chiropractors face, the requirements for practicing abroad, and why it is important to get involved with a chiropractic community.
● Dean studied at Durbin Chiropractic College in South Africa and then moved to England to start his practice. [2:14]
● How Dean discovered Vitalistic Chiropractic and the education he sought out after graduating. [8:00]
● What Dean did to get his name out there and gain practice members. [12:11]
● Dean visits the countryside and exercises as a form of self-care. [14:33]
● Dean shares his Vitality Shift experience and how his chiropractic care has changed over time. [19:31]
● Dean shares a story about the day Russell Brand came into his office and the video they made together. [24:27]
● Dean’s advice for chiropractors is to listen to chiropractic podcasts and to get involved with your community. [32:12]
● The next Shift Unplugged will be the first week of September in Marlow, UK. [35:18]
Strategies of a Chiropractic Assistant with Natasha Rominski
Chiropractic Assistants play a vital role in the daily activities, outreach, and success of a chiropractic practice. CA’s have unique strategies for empowering employees, offering Chiropractors the freedom to work with patients and keep the office running smoothly. To get the information directly from the source, Dr. Don heads south to North Aurora, Illinois to speak with, Natasha Rominski, the Chiropractic Assistant at Hanson Family Chiropractic and Shifter.
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of the breadth of responsibility a chiropractic assistant embodies, how impeccable customer service can increase internal referrals, and hear some truly great nuggets of advice from a person who knows the ropes.
Natasha had experience running an office but traditional medical practices left her wanting a job more aligned with her values. [1:57]
Tools that help Natasha train new employees and procedures that keep the office running smoothly. [8:59]
Health talks for teens, establishing a brand, and other events Natasha participates in to draw people into the office. [13:19]
Impeccable customer service drives internal referrals. [15:30]
Setting the tone and culture in the office, how to handle office conflicts, and advice for chiropractors when hiring. [21:18]
How to train a new employee in a chiropractic practice. [31:29]
Natasha shares her personal development timeline, how she empowers herself, and the importance of being adjusted. [34:36]
Natasha’s advice and words of wisdom. [43:14]
Increase the Vitality of a Chiropractic Business with Mike Michalowicz
The purpose of this episode is to give chiropractors the tools to eradicate debt and to increase profitability. Dr. Don speaks with expert entrepreneur and author of seven financial guidebooks, Mike Michalowicz. Mike shares tips and strategies for chiropractors who want to gain stability and profitability in their practice. These proven principles, based on his book, Profit First , have been successfully implemented in over 300 thousand businesses.
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of how to diminish your debt, including student loans, how to become profitable from day one, and which free resources and tools will make the most impact on your practice.
Mike shares his life purpose which is to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty. [2:55]
How to reverse engineer profitability. [7:45]
Mike explains how Parkinson’s Law affects businesses and how Profit First modifies behavior. [11:18]
Debt reduction strategies that empower entrepreneurs. [23:21]
Mike’s next book, Fix This First , helps entrepreneurs identify the changes that can make the most impact on their business. [28:59]
Mike offers advice to chiropractors includes ‘Take action, don’t wallow’. [34:00]
Chiropractic is Absolute Truth with Dr. Richard McMinn
In this informative episode, Dr. Don travels to Brighton, England to speak with Dr. Richard McMinn. Dr. McMinn has 42 years of experience as a chiropractor who has studied and practiced in four different countries. As a graduate of Palmer University in 1977, Dr. McMinn has grandfathered access to practice in whichever country he chooses. He offers sage financial, life, and business advice to new and seasoned chiropractors.
After listening to this episode, you will have a better understanding of how to create certainty in your life and practice, how to keep your ledgers in the black, and the history of chiropractic from the 1970s to today.
Dr. McMinn describes his journey to chiropractic and graduating from Palmer University. [3:22]
Dr. McMinn says the other chiropractors he met while in New Zealand offered him guidance and insight which was vital for his growth. [12:23]
After moving to Perth, Dr. McMinn was ‘filling in’ for other chiropractors before opening his own practice. [14:25]
Money lessons from a chiropractor with 42 years of experience. [19:06]
Dr. McMinn recounts the necessary credentials for practicing chiropractic in different countries. [20:41]
The United Chiropractic Association was started in the UK to represent the vitality of chiropractic. [24:29]
Nuggets and advice from a seasoned chiropractor who loves his profession. [28:50]