Running a successful chiropractic office means keeping a lot of moving parts working at the same time. Beyond just providing your patients with the best chiropractic service possible, you must also make sure your front office is managed properly. With all the time that’s required to keep your office running smoothly, such as systemizing your chiropractic billing process and keeping your calendar updated, it’s difficult to focus on what is most important… managing each of your patient’s individual and specific needs.
One aspect of your chiropractic practice that might get overlooked is finding new patients. For some chiropractors, this might seem like an inefficient use of their time. Others understand the importance but simply lack the knowledge or resources to actually find new patients. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can grow your chiropractic business without spending too much time or energy.
Use Social Media to Engage With Potential Patients
Social media isn’t just for Millennials. People from every age group are now on Facebook, and it is one of the most consistently popular and effective ways for businesses large and small to engage with their customers and potential customers.
A chiropractic practice can learn from this by creating a presence on Facebook (or any other platforms you think would be worthwhile) and engaging with people there. One great way to add value and create interest is by posting tips and advice on questions people commonly have about their health, particularly if it is related to something that chiropractic therapy could solve.
Get Involved and Engaged in Community Activities
Depending on where you live, there are likely many different community activities that take place in a given month. Whether that means attending meetings of your local Chamber of Commerce or getting involved in other professional organizations, you can build your network of potential patients by getting out into the community and educating others on the benefits of chiropractic therapy.
Use Targeted Paid Advertisements
Advertising has never been easier or more cost effective. Thanks to the development of advertising platforms on the internet, chiropractic offices can invest in highly targeted advertising campaigns on platforms like Google (i.e. search engines), Facebook (i.e. social media), and industry-specific and geographically specific websites, news publications, etc. Best of all, you can quickly see which advertisements are working and adjust your advertising budget accordingly.
Getting new patients doesn’t need to be difficult, but it is essential. Try one or all of these strategies for finding new patients and watch your practice grow faster than you thought possible.