|Deck the Chiropractic Office with Boughs of Holly
By Michael Dorausch, DC
Chiropractic offices all over the world are getting decorated for this year's holiday season. Not all chiropractors decorate their office for Halloween, and some for pumpkins and other decorations out for Thanksgiving, but most offices will at least have minimal decorations up for Christmas. At ADIO Chiropractic in Los Angeles, we like to go all out. There's hundreds of feet of colored lights, a Christmas tree that nearly reaches the ceiling, and a 60" TV playing the season's best holiday Blu-Ray movies.
For a few years we put plastic chiropractic keychains on the tree, truly making it a Chiropractic Christmas Tree. Those have been a huge hit for patients but this year we changed up our decorations a bit.
Decorating one's chiropractic office is easy to do, especially if you put aside enough time each year for preparation (we do a preparatory staff meeting each November). I posted some Christmas Chiropractic Office Decoration photos in case you're seeking ideas.
I also browsed through the archives to see what Christmas related news posts appeared on Planet Chiropractic in the past decade, and I found several. One of the most popular was a 2005 article about chiropractors worldwide helping Santa Claus with chiropractic care.
I have not shoveled a driveway since I was a kid in Long Island New York, but I know many chiropractors that not only shovel their own driveways this Christmas, they may have to even shovel snow at the office. Watch your backs doctors.
It's all about holiday office spirit and we do our best to make sure patients are reminded how much we appreciate them. Any chiropractor that's been in practice more than a year, has noticed the increase in stress patients present with, from around the Thanksgiving holidays until just after New Year's Day. Nutrition is a factor, family drama is a factor, and holiday traffic along with the hustle and bustle appears to increase everyone's levels of spinal stress. It's a critical time of year for chiropractors to be at their healthiest.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2011 holiday season and a spectacular new year!