Is it time to update YOUR patient education tools? Contact Dynamic Disc Designs for more information on the LxH and other spinal vertebrae models. The company is eager to assist you in finding the model(s) that are right for your practice or school.
When a patient walks into your practice, what is he hoping to accomplish? “Well, that’s easy,” you say. “He wants to feel better.” Seems like a logical answer, right?
But what else are your patients hoping for when they walk in your door? In many cases, they’re looking for information and understanding. In this day of Dr. Google, when you can find literally anything medical-related on the internet – much of it inaccurate – patients are searching for a medical professional that will take the time to explain not only what’s causing their problem but how to avoid it in the future.
Today’s adults – young and old – are more vibrant than ever, and no one wants to be slowed down by physical problems, especially those that can be avoided with, perhaps, some lifestyle changes and some good chiropractic help.
This is where patient education enters the picture. And while you might think you’re good at “explaining things” with words, researchers have proven that a large majority of the population are visual learners – individuals who grasp concepts much better when they can “see” them. The Visual Teaching Alliance states that some 65 percent of individuals need more than a lecture or a verbal explanation. When you limit yourself to that, you’re striking out with more than half the population of the world.
As a chiropractor, perhaps you’ve relied in the past on some simple chats with your patients, telling them about the issues with their spine and explaining what you’ll do to help. However, if you handed them a spinal vertebrae model that is three-dimensional and moves like the spine, consider how much better an understanding they’d have of their situation.
With Dynamic Disc Design’s realistic anatomical models, a patient can literally hold the spine in their hands, play with it, touch the vertebrae, finger the discs, and truly understand what’s ailing them. Furthermore, ddd’s offerings aren’t limited to just one model. The company, owned and operated by a chiropractor who is responsible for all the designs, offers more than two dozen models and optional add-ons, making them perfect for a variety of applications and for not only chiropractors but also physiotherapists, osteopaths, and spine surgeons.
These spinal vertebrae models are also the perfect teaching tool for students of chiropractic or other disciplines that will involve care of the spine. Teachers have long been customers of Dynamic Disc Designs, noting that a 3D dynamic model trumps a static model or poster by miles.
The Professional LxH model has been an outstanding visual aid for teaching students about hydrodynamics of discs, vertebral bodies, and fantastic for demonstrating how nuclear material may herniate relative to a nerve root
– says Taylor Laviolette practical department education adviser at the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy
Also he adds:
Two dimensional drawings in our orthopedic text-books cannot compare. This USED to be a much longer lecture! Thanks!