Redefine Healthcare shares five chiropractic trends from 2018 to keep in mind in 2019. As 2019 gets started, many people look ahead to new trends. However, it’s also important not to overlook the tried and true, especially when they’re as useful as these five trends from 2018.
We are expanding to incorporate more holistic treatments.
There’s a definite movement toward more holistic and less invasive treatment options for a wide range of conditions. There’s much more to chiropractic care than spinal adjustments. Many chiropractors are beginning to offer more options including physical therapy, weight loss assistance, and more. Chiropractic care involves treating the whole person, and this often requires looking at underlying conditions that may be contributing to pain (such as weight gain) and provide solutions for the best possible outcome.
The past few years have seen a significant uptick in the number of people who benefit from medical marijuana, and this trend doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. As more and more people (patients and practitioners alike) discover the real benefits of this controversial treatment, it continues to grow in popularity. States continue to move to legalize this treatment as well, making it more accessible to more people who genuinely need it. For people who can’t or don’t want to explore medical marijuana, CBD is a promising alternative that can reduce pain without psychoactive effects.
Outcome assessment tools
Outcome assessment tools are used to help chiropractors objectively measure their patients’ pain and improvements – and therefore provide better overall care. These tools can assist with diagnosis and help practitioners monitor patient progress, treatments, exercise therapies, and so on. Also, insurance companies favor outcome assessment tools, making them easily accessible to most chiropractors and patients.
High-intensity interval training (HITT)
HIIT is a highly efficient form of exercise that involves intervals of high-intensity cardio moves such as jumping jacks, pushups, and squats performed in quick succession to get the heart rate up, alternated with recovery periods. This type of exercise can provide maximum benefits in minimal time. Patients burn a lot of calories, raise their metabolic rate for hours after working out, burn fat, gain lean muscle, reduce blood pressure and blood sugar, and protect their hearts, making HIIT a trend to keep in the forefront as 2019 unfolds.
The internet of things
There are more ways than ever for patients to stay connected to their health via apps, tools, and devices that promote health and well-being. These devices are becoming more and more popular as they become less expensive and more accessible. Many chiropractors, for example, now recommend that their patients use activity trackers, VR systems, and more to stay connected and manage their treatment plans and health markers as these options become more and more mainstream.
Redefine Healthcare works to stay on top of the latest evidence-based trends to provide their patients with the best possible care. Contact Redefine Healthcare at one of their convenient New Jersey locations to request an appointment.