Saturday 22 November 2014

Chiropractor Liverpool

If you wanted to see a chiropractor in the Liverpool area, what factors would influence your decision regarding who to see? I asked this question to some of my patients and social media users, and these are some of the points that they considered important.

Recommendation - This answer was by the far the most repeated response. Everyone it seems prefers to put their health in the hands of a person who has a track record of already having helped someone they know. Personal recommendation has formed the bedrock of my new patient list for many years. Over the past 2 years more than 60% of all new patients have come to see me on the recommendation of a friend or family member. This takes great trust on the part of the person offering the recommendation. I don't take this trust lightly and I will always do my best to reward this trust with my best efforts to help the individual that has been recommended. 

Qualification - Unfortunately not all chiropractors are equally qualified. My chiropractic education was undertaken at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, which adheres to strict international criteria for chiropractic education. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Sciences (Chiropractic) after 4 years of study and I also have a Master of Science Degree in Chiropractic. Additionally, I complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year in order to learn new ways to help my patients and to keep up to date with other developments in health care.

Experience - Having graduated in 2001, I have treated thousands of patients over many years. Early in my career I spent several years as the in-house chiropractor at a large sports and rackets club in Lancashire. There I got plenty of experience treating sports people, some of whom have risen to the very top of their chosen sport. For the majority of my career however I have worked in more general chiropractic practice, where I've treated people from all walks of life and of all ages; from the very young to the very, very old. With experience, treatment can readily be modified to cater for the diverse individuals that come through the door.

Location - Many of my patients travel quite some distance to see me, however the majority who look for a Liverpool chiropractor come from the local area. The clinic is situated in a great location in Crosby. There is free, unrestricted road-side parking right outside. There is also a regular local bus service (53) which stops right outside the front door. Additionally the train station (Blundellsands and Crosby) is only a short 5 minute walk away.

Appointment Availability - Throughout the week there are usually 'same-day' appointments available. The clinic is open from 7.30 on Monday and Thursday mornings and stays open until 8.30 on Wednesday evenings. I offer out of hours appointments enabling most patients to fit treatment around their busy work, social or family life.

First Impression - The first impression most people get when contacting the clinic will be of me answering the phone or greeting them in the waiting room. I hope this is a good experience for them! I like to deal with enquiries and each patient personally. This means that people get to ask the questions that they want to ask to the chiropractor directly. 

Online reviews - The internet has become an extremely useful place to find things out. Over the past year, around a quarter of my new patients have come to me as a result of performing an internet search. Frankly, this is one of the reasons that I write blog posts like this. There are a few places online where you can find reviews that people have left about their treatment here. Thanks for the kind words of those who have left reviews!

Informative Website - My website was renewed last year. If you feels that it is missing anything important then I'd be very happy to hear your view.

Prices and Special Offers - Despite being the longest established chiropractic clinic and probably the most experienced chiropractor in the area, initial consultation and treatment prices have been kept to a very affordable level for many years. Additionally I don't employ some of the rather dubious sales techniques that some chiropractors have been know to use. I aim for my patients to feel that they have received a great service, for a very fair price.

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to this little survey about what you would expect from a Liverpool Chiropractor. I have found it very interesting to hear your comments. Feel free to let me know if you think I've forgotten something important.