Go Forth and Adjust with Confidence With Dr. Donald Francis

March 13, 2019

What is unique about chiropractic care? How you answer this question defines the success of chiropractors everywhere. Because without our philosophy we are nothing. Every person under your care deserves your best intention. It is through you that their quality of life will improve.

Today, we welcome Dr. Donald Francis back to the podcast. Currently practicing in Scotland, Dr. Francis is a Palmer College graduate who is continuously researching and applying new techniques, including Sacro Occipital Technique, to enhance his patient’s condition and care plan. Many of his clients who are suffering from incurable illnesses have seen noticeable improvements since being adjusted.

During this episode, Dr. Francis shares his desire to empower chiropractors to confidently assess and adjust their clients, real patient success stories, and why some might consider him a dirty, rotten, Vitalistic Chiropractor.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Francis sings the praises of Palmer Chiropractic College Technique Department. [2:38]
  • Most chiropractors go through a ‘technique’ evolution. [9:44]
  • People with ALS, NMD, Parkinsons, and other incurable illnesses have experienced significant improvements after adjustments. [16:14]
  • Dr. Francis uses SOT principles when applying the technical process of moving cranial spinal fluid and dura mater membranes. [28:20]
  • Mastering the Adjustment of Complex Segments is a seminar in the UK that equips chiropractors with the confidence to assess and adjust. [43:19]

 

Learn More:

Dr. Donald Francis - Podcast Episode #1, June 6, 2018

Mastering the Adjustment of Complex Segments Seminar, UK

The Shift Unplugged Seminar — Gold Coast June 2019

Dr. Don McDonald

The Underdog Curse: The Cause, The Cure and The Road to Success

@DrDonMacDonald on Twitter

Dr. Don MacDonald on Facebook

Does Your Chiropractic Practice Align with Who You Are? With Dr. Laura Foster

March 6, 2019

Summary

Little things can make a big difference in how you show up in your practice. If you want to provide the best care for your patients, take care of yourself first. Getting sufficient restful sleep, slowing down, and replenishing your energy will help you deliver high-quality care and more closely align with what you want your practice to reflect.

Today, we welcome Dr. Laura Foster who practices in Newmarket Ontario. Her 20-year Chiropractic career started at Palmer College of Chiropractic and through determination and grassroots efforts she created a successful family practice. In addition, she facilitates wellness retreats in mind-blowingly peaceful destinations like Costa Rica and Rock Mountain in British Columbia.

During this episode, Dr. Foster shares how she knew Chiropractic was the only practice for her, her experience with the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, and how she staves off burn out through self-care.

Key Takeaways:

  • After an injury during medical school, Laura ‘found’ Chiropractic more welcoming than the sanitized hospital environment. [1:24]
  • The importance of being able to shift the way you think about Chiropractic. [6:16]
  • Dr. Foster realized the importance of getting adjustments and keeping herself well during her apprenticeship as she served a large number of patients. [9:05]
  • Dr. Foster shares her experience with the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance Program. [15:37]
  • Getting out of the office and knocking on doors was the key to Dr. Foster growing her business. [18:35]
  • How to turn desperation energy or burn out into a success story. [25:59]
  • Dr. Foster created Soul Inspired Retreats to blend her love of serving people with her love of travel. [35:40]

Learn More:

Dr. Laura Foster Retreats & More

Foster Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Leadership Alliance Program

The Shift Unplugged Seminar — Gold Coast June 2019

Dr. Don McDonald

The Underdog Curse: The Cause, The Cure and The Road to Success

@DrDonMacDonald on Twitter

Dr. Don MacDonald on Facebook

Chiropractic Care is Founded in Service to Others with Dr. Patrick Sim

February 27, 2019

Being in service and healing others is the philosophical foundation of chiropractic care. But for some, growing a practice and making as much money as possible can muddle the nature of our profession. Burn out can creep up on those who have forgotten their purpose, or the why behind their predilection for Chiropractic.

Today, we welcome Dr. Patrick Sim who practices in Adelaide Australia. Dr. Sim believes all chiropractors should be in service to their patients and paying it forward. So much so, that he helped to create the Australian Chiropractic College Initiative.

During this episode, Dr. Sim describes the lure of bio-geometric integration, the roadblocks he and other chiropractors face in Australia, and what led him into politics and ultimately to create an educational facility that focuses on healing, not churning out pain-based chiropractors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sports and social events dominated Dr. Sim's university life while chiropractic didn't become his focus until after joining a practice. [1:51]
  • Applying the chiropractic philosophy through adjustments to patients allowed Dr. Sim to see the difference he was making in people's lives. [10:06]
  • Dr. Sim attracted patients through local advertising, but by far the largest contributor to the growth of his business was word of mouth. [14:52]
  • Getting back to the primary principle of being in service to others kept burnout at bay. [17:27]
  • In an effort to protect the true nature of chiropractic care, Dr. Sim helped to create the Australian Chiropractic College Initiative. [19:37]
  • What can a chiropractor do to help the ACC initiative? [35:27]

Learn More:

The Australian Chiropractic College Initiative

Spinal Research Foundation

Dr. Don McDonald

The Underdog Curse: The Cause, The Cure and The Road to Success

@DrDonMacDonald on Twitter

Dr. Don MacDonald on Facebook

Just Be You - Just Be You

January 30, 2019

At times, people tend to be this other person that people want them to be. One can’t fully embrace or be in their top shape for their practice or profession if they’re not themselves. They worry too much of what other people would say instead of living their life for themselves. We have only one life and the best way to live it is to be you.

On this episode, we have Dr. Sharon Dongarra. She graduated from Life University in 2010. She is currently practicing in Baltimore and specializes with kids.

Dr. Sharon talks about how chiropractic had helped with her depression and it paved the way for her to pursue the practice. She also shares how she deals with anxiety and gives advice on being true to oneself. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Living The Dream - Dr. Ben Purcell

January 23, 2019

 

Age is just a number as a lot of people would say. Sometimes, people would hesitate to venture out or take risks because they think they’re old or too young for it. Let not age hinder what we want to achieve. It is not the basis for one’s success. Live the dream that you aim for.

On this episode, we have Dr. Ben Purcell. He graduated from Macquarie University in 2008 and is currently practicing in Australia.

Dr. Ben talks about how he got into Chiropractic. He shares his journey into his successful practice. He also shares what has changed when he took the shift. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Giving Importance To Objective Findings - Brandi MacDonald

January 16, 2019

Almost everyone wants to get quick results or outcome in any given situation. This is a human condition though. However, there are certain situations that this doesn't really apply. Sometimes we need to learn to delay gratification. In delaying gratification, we may be able to fully get the results that we are expecting. This may not be easy but it can be learned.

On this episode, we have Brandi MacDonald. She talks about the importance of objective findings in easing the frustration of both the patients and chiropractors when results are not seen and how objective findings can help with delaying gratification. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Getting Clear On What You Really Want - Dr. Craig Hazel

January 9, 2019

Sometimes, people don't say what they want. At times, these are influenced by the people that surround them. People may want a certain thing because everybody wants it or everybody’s doing it. In doing so, we may not feel genuine happiness once we accomplished it. It’s best to be clear on what we really want.

On this episode, we have Dr. Craig Hazel. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2004. He is currently the president of the AFC (Alliance for Chiropractic in Ontario).

Dr. Craig talks about how he was able to discover chiropractic and his journey to become a chiropractor. He also shares about his experiences when he was starting out with his practice and how he managed to grow his practice. He also talks about his leadership in the AFC. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Growing Confidence - Dr. Pier Tierney

January 2, 2019

Growth in different aspects of a person does not end. It may pertain to personality, emotions, or even way of thinking. What is important is there is the willingness to grow. For some people, confidence is really hard to grow. However, with the help of the people that surrounds you and most importantly, it should come from yourself.

On this episode, we have Dr. Pier Tierney, who is originally from Canada. She completed her degree in Chiropractic in Australia in 2009.

Dr. Pier talks about how she got into chiropractic. She shares about being able to balance the practice and avoiding burn out. She also shares about gaining confidence. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Growing the practice - Dr. Theo Koenen

December 26, 2018

For some people who are starting their practice, you can begin with a small practice. You don’t have to start with a big practice right away.

Starting with a small practice lets you grow your practice with you. You may experience struggles and trials while growing the practice and this is normal. These experiences will surely help you in your practice or personal life later on.

On this episode, we have Dr. Theo Koenen. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1999 and he’ll be hosting a big seminar in Portugal.

Dr. Theo talks about how his chiropractic practice started. He shares his journey in growing his practice and provides ways on how not to experience burn out. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/

Learnings From Working With Chiropractors - Brandi MacDonald

December 19, 2018

In every practice or service, there are strengths and weaknesses. At times, people are oblivious of these weaknesses. These weaknesses can come from a person’s personality, process or financial aspect. There are ways to know and combat these weaknesses. One of them is feedback. Getting feedback gives the people the opportunity to learn and from these learnings comes wisdom.

On this episode, we have Brandi MacDonald. She shares her thoughts about the top learnings from working with Chiropractors. She also shares what could be done on those learnings like for example, people don’t want what they say they want to serve as a guide to people, especially chiropractors, to do better in their practice. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/