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We are on week 4 of the 5 things you need to know before starting a practice podcast series. If you’re new to the podcast or haven’t listened in a while then you can catch up by listening to episode #158, week 1 of this series, we talked all about mindset, and why identifying your personal challenges now will help you as you transition into practice. Week 2, episode #160, we talked all about the business plan and why having a blueprint for your success is necessary. Week 3, episode #162, we talked about your office overhead. This week I am diving a bit deeper on something we talk about a lot on the podcast and that’s your practice office systems! If you haven’t already downloaded the ebook that goes along with this series, visit and download it today. In the ebook, there are action steps for each of the 5 things we’re talking about in this series, and it’s a great way to get started as you pursue your dream of opening your own chiropractic practice. And if you’re a nerd like me then it’s nice to have a workbook to print off and take notes on while you listen to the podcast.

Systems are so important, yet you’ll learn practically nothing about them in school. If you want to learn about systems then the best thing you can do is work in an office, shadow in an office, or get coaching from someone who’s got their systems down. I worked in practices several years before I graduated, so I saw a lot that worked well and a lot I knew I’d never use in my own practice. Sometimes learning about what you don’t want is just as important as what you need. As a CA I could pick up on what the patients liked, what they didn’t like, and what really worked.


The systems you set-up in your practice will determine how you run every aspect of your small business. Once you get to a certain point, you’ll document your systems in your Policies & Procedures Manual in order to train employees so your practice runs efficiently and as you intend it to. 

Having good office systems in place will also determine whether patients find your practice, schedule a visit, and whether or not they’ll finish their care plans. If you have poor systems, then you risk not being found by patients, or having them bail after the first visit to find a new chiropractor, or give up on chiropractic as a whole. 

Taking the leap from student or Chiropractic Associate to small business owner is HUGE! There’s so much to know and it gets overwhelming thinking about all the steps involved, in order to create a business, find a location, and get open. So many unknowns, so many steps to truly fulfilling your dreams of owning and operating your own clinic. That’s why we created this podcast series for you. We were once in your shoes and we know what it’s like to feel lost in a sea full of information. We want to help by clarifying some of the key concepts you’ll need to understand before making that transition. The more you know, the better off you’ll be in practice. Fully understanding these elements and how they affect you and your future practice will lead to your future success! So let’s add some success tools to your toolbox!

Want help with this process? Want like minded friends pursuing extraordinary goals? Join us in our facebook group. Follow us on Instagram @lifestylepractice. We have helped hundreds of students and chiropractors find start and build their own practices. We’d love to help you, wherever you’re at, to create and fulfill your own vision.

We’re creating the resources we wish we had when we first started! Hang out with us, download the resources, and make a plan! We can’t wait to get to know you and help you make some of those tough decisions. Your success is our goal!

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