When asked, 80% of drivers rate themselves as above average.
Statistically that's impossible.
And while there are notable exceptions, here are some qualities of above average chiropractors:
Listening skills – They avoid interrupting or making assumptions. There's a sense of ease and peace.
Adjusting talents – Adjustments are precise and delivered artfully. There is a sense of mastery and wisdom in every touch.
Coachable – They are curious, lifelong learners who are available to new ideas and perspectives.
Trustworthy and honest – Is there talk about other patients? Even without divulging names it's a form of gossip that impairs integrity.
Pragmatic – Do you take your own advice? They walk their talk. They offer suggestions rather than issuing edicts.
Practice presentation - The practice aesthetics are clean and organized. The staff is well-trained, approachable and attentive.
Reputation – Patients rave in their online reviews. Even more telling, other chiropractors regularly seek you out to get adjusted.
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.