A chiropractic office is unique in that they will have different supplies for offering patient care depending on the type of chiropractic care that they practice. Some chiropractic physicians treat their patients with therapeutic rehab exercises and therefore will have supplies that can provide physical therapy modalities for patients. These types of offices will generally have exercise equipment, therapy balls, yoga mats and may also have weight machines. Some chiropractic clinics have diagnostic imaging equipment within the practice so will have an x-ray machine located on-site. Some chiropractic clinics focus on providing acupuncture treatments and will have all the necessary supplies for that form of conservative care. While traction may be a common practice among chiropractic physicians, some will offer decompression therapy for their patients as well. If a chiropractor offers this form of care, they will have a decompression machine at their clinic. This machine varies in appearance and size but generally it is quite a large piece of equipment that will take a lot of space in a therapy room. Smaller chiropractic tools include a hand-held device called an activator, hot packs and cold packs, electric stimulation machines that may also provide ultrasound, massage therapy tables and chairs, traction tables and chiropractic adjusting tables. Many chiropractors will use lotions such as biofreeze for muscular pain relief for their patients. As mentioned previously, depending on the type of chiropractic physician that is chosen, the types of chiropractor supplies they have will vary from clinic to clinic.
Health Care Tools
There are other types of chiropractic supplies that are not used as health care tools for their patients but are used in the day to day functioning of a chiropractic office. Every chiropractic office has their own sets of patient forms for collecting medical, personal and insurance information from patients. Chiropractic physicians will also have personalized business cards for their office as well as appointment reminder cards that are unique to their office. A chiropractic physician may also choose to send patients monthly health newsletters for more patient education and they may market with personalized clinical brochures. Chiropractic office supplies may also include specific clothing worn by all employees of the office. These different types of office forms and marketing supplies are an important tool used by chiropractic physicians as they define the practice style and type of clinical setting. Many times these supplies give a patient their very first impression of the chiropractic clinic that they have chosen.
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