Chiropractic professionals promote the benefits of chiropractic care in patients with back pain, neck pain, and many other musculoskeletal ailments. With some members of the medical community casting doubt on the effectiveness and efficacy of chiropractic care, chiropractors feel that there is an added responsibility to defend their practice and let those in need of care know that there are alternative methods of treatment. For one small chiropractic clinic in Marietta, Georgia, the support for chiropractic care and alternative medicine does not stop with humans.
On Thursday April 14th, 2015, Blumsack Family Chiropractic held a workshop in collaboration with Regina Ryan of the Good Dog Co. that helped owners become more in tune with the needs of their canine companions. The workshop focused on alternative medicine practice, holistic medicine, dietary guidelines, alternatives to pharmaceuticals, and many other facets of canine health with an alternate approach.
The workshop was centered around the common thematic mantra of chiropractic care and alternative medicine: prevention rather than treatment. Much like our own human bodies, we can take steps to maintain the health of our pets and promote positive health outcomes before any complications arise.
The addition of canines and other animals to the patient population seeking chiropractic care bodes well for the discipline’s reputation. If those who are skeptical of chiropractic care’s potential benefits see that there are improvements in the health status of a friend’s family dog, or hear about how much chiropractic care helped a coworker’s dog, it is highly unlikely for that individual can maintain the same level of doubt.
In terms of spreading awareness of chiropractic care’s benefits, there are variety of routes that chiropractic professionals can take. Becoming a member of a certified organization, participating in seminars that geared towards awareness, increasing the marketing budget of their clinic, and so many other actions can help. In the case of Blumsack Family Chiropractic, a dog workshop is quite effective.
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