Were you a fan of building models when you were a kid?
Perhaps you still are. Many of us built model cars and airplanes back in the “old days” while others were enchanted by fancy erector sets or perhaps those massive collections of Lincoln Logs™ or – of course – Legos™. Some of us even tackled much larger projects with sophisticated working parts.
Building models is a blast and, in the process, you learn a lot about the things you’re building, including how things work. For example, if you ever built a Soap Box Derby car, you might have learned about things like suspension, steering, and brakes.
Help models are helpful and teach us via hands-on learning. When we build and/or view models, we use both our sense of sight and our sense of touch to grasp certain concepts. It’s no wonder that medical professionals often turn to models to help educate their clients about parts of the body, how they function, and what they need to do to keep them working correctly.
Chiropractors often purchase help models to teach clients about the very intricate workings of the spine. Understanding the spine can be complicated, especially when the only things used to explain it are words and maybe an artist’s rendering of that part of the body. Drawings do nothing to characterize the movement of the discs nor to help a patient understand what the chiropractor can do to help issues such as disc bulges or other problems. And, as medical professionals, we know that patients don’t return unless they’re confident of our ability to help them.
The Academic LxH spinal model and the other spine models manufactured by Dynamic Disc Designs (ddd) were created with the lay person in mind. Though they are quite detailed and amazingly accurate, they are easy for non-medical persons to understand. That’s because designer Dr. Jerome Fryer has long grasped the importance of patients having a clear knowledge of their problems.
“The attention to detail is unparalleled, with many professional spine doctors and educators utilizing the models to help improve outcomes through higher patient education,” notes Fryer. “With an elastomeric two-part intervertebral disc, now many more important anatomical and biomechanical features can be explained to help patients understand pain generators,” he continues. ”These hands-on 3d models enable spine professionals (chiropractors, spine surgeons, osteopaths, physiotherapists) to quickly and easily show the complexities of spine movement to help improve education and the bottom line–clinical outcomes.”
Fryer also recognizes that one size does not fit all when it comes to patient education. Hence, he offers a huge variety of help models with that task. As such, the models are appropriate not only for chiropractors but also for spine surgeons, physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and other professionals. Many have even made their way to courtrooms for personal injury cases and are becoming a standard tool in the medicolegal field.
The Spine Educator Bundle, which includes 7 of ddd’s most popular products available at a reduced price, is the ideal starter pack for both established practices and new practitioners. It has all you need to help patients develop confidence in you and the wonderful work you do.