I think it is a great idea to have several different handouts (view samples here) for patients for many reasons. Here are a few:
There are lot’s of visual people who will "get it" much easier by reading it than hearing it.
Even those who don’t want to read all of what you have to offer them seem to appreciate the effort you have gone to in the pursuit of helping them.
When you repeat the same thing over and over again all day it is a colossal waste of time and you get bored saying the same. This can pull you out of the flow, the magic stops, you slow down and of course you become much less attractive.
When you tell someone they are in reactivation it can sound like you are making excuses. (Hopefully you predicted the reactivation for them during your T.T.A.T in their last few visits.) Any way about it, if you tell them the reason their neck or elbow is acting up is because of reactivation and then you give them a handout about it, they know that you are not just making up excuses off the top of your head. They realize that reactivation is a real process, something you discussed during the first visit, hopefully predicted during the last visit, and now give them a handout about today. It makes it more real for them if they see it in writing.
I think it is fine to use one of the many handouts you might get from your technique guru, or one of the fine companies that sell broachures. I used some of them. Many of them did not say exactly what I wanted to say, so I wrote my own.
I want to acknowledge Ted Morter D.C., B.E.S.T.; Scott Walker D.C., N.E.T.; Donald Epstein D.C., N.S.A.; And Jerry Linnenkohl, Standard Process; in that much of the information in my handouts came from handouts and lectures from them.
Feel free to use any of the information from my handouts and of course, make it your own.
These handouts are only samples to give you ideas of possible handouts for your use. Dr. Rosen and Rosen Coaching require that you check with your state board to make sure that the contents of any information you choose to use meets the legal requirements of your particular state. Dr. Rosen and Rosen Coaching specifically state that the contents of these handouts may not meet the specifications of certain state boards and accepts no liability if you do not choose to check with your state board.
Handouts for your patients
Why Have Handouts For Patients
Personal Handout Worksheet
Welcome To Rosen Chiropractic
Now That You’ve Had Your First Adjustment
Start The Healing
Why The ACG?
Good Doctor…Good Patients
To Adjust Or Not To Adjust That Is The Question
Subluxation, Compensation And The Adjustment
Choices, Consequences And The Power Of Chiropractic
Facts And Figures
Did You Know