Once you graduate from chiropractic college, you might decide to join an existing clinic or start your own practice. Having your own practice gives you the chance to be your own boss, set your own hours, and run your business the way you think is best.
You’ll get to decide on details like how to decorate your lobby, how many staff you want to hire, and – when the season approaches – how you would like to celebrate the holidays at your chiropractic practice.
Here’s a look at some of the ways you might add a dash of cheer to your practice.
Decorate Your Chiropractic Practice for the Holidays
Your waiting area says more about your practice that you might believe – messy tables and unpleasant lighting could risk losing your patients’ confidence in you. Lobby areas should be clean, comfortable and child-friendly. You might choose to add informative posters about the science of vertebral subluxation or paint the walls of your practice soothing colors to help patients relax. The choice will be all yours!
During the holiday season, you can also decide whether you want to add a few fun decorations to your practice. You might decide to add a Christmas tree to your waiting room, or simply use lights or garlands to decorate your reception desk.
Add a Bit of Festive Cheer with Music and Movies
If you choose to include a TV monitor in your waiting area, then you might like to play a few classic movies during the holiday season. Family friendly Christmas movies like Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, or The Santa Clause can be a fun way for patients to pass the time while they wait for their appointments.
And, if you decide against a TV in your waiting room, simply playing festive music can add a dash of holiday cheer to your practice.
Give Back to Your Community Once You Become a Doctor of Chiropractic
As a doctor of chiropractic, you’ll be a respected member of your community. Many chiropractors feeling gratitude for their successful careers give back to their communities throughout the year but are extra generous around the holiday season, which often inspires others to do the same.
You could choose to offer free or discounted services to members of the community. Or you could encourage your staff and patients to donate food to a local food drive, or sponsor a family in need.
Take a Fun Staff Photo at Your Chiropractic Practice
As you grow your chiropractic practice over the years, you might want to take a fun staff picture when the holidays approach. Staff photos help promote holiday cheer, and can be a fun and heartwarming addition to your practice website or newsletter.
Ask your employees to bring Santa hats, holiday sweaters or other festive garments to wear for a funny and memorable moment.
Throw a Party During the Holiday Season
To celebrate the holiday season, you might want to host a fun party at your future practice. You could offer refreshments, prizes, and snacks for guests, and maybe even have Santa visit (sure to be a hit with kids and young patients)!
Once you set up your practice, you can decide exactly how you’d like to celebrate the holidays.
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