People who are in pain and are visiting a chiropractor can be just as nervous as people who are vising the dentist or their primary care doctor. And it doesn't help if your office and examination room are cold, sterile, and uninviting. You want your clients to feel comfortable and not tense and upset. While you might have the most pleasant demeanor and your office staff might be perfectly lovely, you also need to make sure that your office space is inviting. Here are a few ways to accomplish just that.
Wall Stencils, Paintings, or Photography
A barren wall is very cold and clinical. The way to remedy this is to get some decoration. You can get a large wall mural, or even a big wall stencil. There are wall stencils that are designed to look like large silhouettes of trees or shapes such as palmettes. This is a great idea if you are renting a space and don't want to hang paintings or repaint the interior. The stencils can just be placed onto the wall, and then when you do decide to move locations, they can peel off. If you are comfortable hanging paintings or photographs, then this is another great way to create a warm atmosphere. You can tailor the paintings and photography to your office color scheme. And make sure to choose subjects that are soothing (such as ocean scenes, sunsets, or pleasant abstract paintings or photos).
While some offices have the television playing (oftentimes the news), you should consider playing some sort of soothing music. The news can be a bad idea to have on because people can hear upsetting stories, which can raise their blood pressure and cause tension. So, a great idea is to get a subscription to a relaxing music channel. You can find them online and pump them in over the speakers. The music is designed to be tranquil and relaxing and you won't have to worry about a commercial breaking up the music, or a song in the queue that is too fast and exciting.
A Comfortable Medical Specialty Table
When your patients are ready to come into the office and get their adjustment, you don't want them to see an old, beaten down exam table. And you also don't want them to feel uncomfortable while they are laying down. So, it's a good idea to upgrade your exam table. You should look at the new generation of medical specialty tables and choose one that has a really high end look, is made with easy-to-clean materials, and is also super comfortable for your patients. You never want to have your patients lying on a table that is rigid and too small. A good opening for their face, with soft cushioning, is vital for when you're doing adjustments on the patient's back. Another feature to consider is a table that can be canted up or down, so that you have more flexibility when manipulating your patient's joints. For more information on purchasing one of these tables, contact a company like Tower Medical Systems.