7 Ways Laser Therapy Helps Your Chiropractic Clinic Grow
Many industries saw their market size decline through the pandemic, but the market size for chiropractors grew 2.6% per year on average between 2017 and 2022 — and will likely increase 3.6% in 2022 alone. Much of this growth is due to the nation’s growing aging population, who are more likely to develop conditions that chiropractors treat. Younger patients switching from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active one and those who prefer non-invasive treatments will also fuel growth.
Competition is also growing, with chiropractor businesses increasing 0.8% from 2021. Chiropractic clinics will have to work hard to stand out from each other and attract new clients. Adding new services is a great way to bring in new patients, especially if those services provide a robust return on investment (ROI).
Laser therapy can help your chiropractic clinic grow in ways that boost your bottom line. If you’re considering laser therapy for your chiropractic clinic but are worried about investing, keep reading to discover the many ways this therapy can help your clinic reach its goals. Once you integrate laser therapy into your list of services, you’ll start seeing a return on your investment in no time.
About Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a powerful and versatile treatment that is an excellent complement to chiropractic services. The equipment used in this medical treatment produces a beam of light that is near-infrared frequency. Exposure to this light triggers beneficial metabolic processes at a cellular level. Laser therapy is fast, pain-free, and highly effective at treating pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.
Benefits of Adding Laser Therapy to Your Chiropractic Services
Drug-free relief from pain & stiffness
Laser therapy is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive approach to relieving pain. Offering laser therapy can attract patients who want to avoid prescription painkillers, such as opioids, which present a severe risk for addiction, physical dependence, and overdose.
Established treatment module
Aspen Laser systems are registered with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as Class II medical devices. Our laser therapy systems are registered for the intended use of:
- Relaxation of muscles and relief from muscle spasms
- Temporary relief of minor muscle aches, joint aches, pain, and stiffness
- Temporary relief from stiffness and minor pain associated with arthritis
- Temporary increase of blood circulation
Laser therapy provides chiropractic offices with an opportunity to offer a cash-based service that gives the clinic immediate income, rather than filing with the insurance company and waiting weeks for reimbursement.
Especially when used as a cash-based service, laser therapy is a highly affordable treatment to add to your practice that quickly pays for itself. As demand and profits grow, you can purchase additional laser therapy devices to attract more clients.
Purchasing new equipment for your clinic also offers your business a tax break. You can claim new equipment purchases on your taxes and deduct the cost on your practice’s total income for that year.
Treat Multiple Conditions from just one device
Chiropractic equipment can be pricey, and many of the tools used in chiropractic care have a limited range of applications, which suppresses the clinic’s ROI on that equipment. Laser therapy is one of the few pieces of therapeutic equipment that treat a wide variety of conditions, from subacromial impingement syndrome to plantar fasciitis and arthritis. Laser therapy is also customizable, so you can use it to treat small, flat areas of the patient’s body as easily as large, curved areas.
Laser therapy treats many conditions across the body, so the approach helps chiropractors provide care for more patients than nearly any other tool. Because only one piece of equipment is used to treat so many patients, laser therapy devices also help chiropractors save money and space.
Uses advanced technology that patients love
Laser therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment that sets your practice apart from the rest. Patients want to receive the benefits of the best medical technology possible, and laser therapy provides those benefits. Treatments are fast, painless, and highly effective at easing pain, melting stiff joints, and improving mobility. Patients are also likely to notice the sleek, upgraded appearance of your new equipment.
Improves the outcomes of other treatments
While most chiropractic treatments effectively reduce pain and improve mobility, laser therapy can improve upon those results to optimize the patient experience. You can combine laser therapy with adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and other treatments without worrying about contraindications or complications.
Learn more about Aspen Laser’s high-quality laser therapy systems, including our Apex Laser Series, featuring three powerful healing wavelengths.