A Guide to Starting your own Complementary Therapy PracticeBy
- Elaine Aldred, BSc(Hons), DC, LicAc, Dip Herb Med, Dip CHM, Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Northern College of Acupuncture, Lecturer in Western Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK
This step-by-step guide on setting up own complementary health care practice, covers every aspect of starting up a new practice, taking into account the wide range of practice requirements from the very simple (e.g. in therapist's own home) to the more ambitious (e.g. buying premises from which to set up a clinic). It addresses all the legal requirements, detailed and precise financial calculations, and the mechanics of how the therapist goes about making their vision a reality. Day-to-day aspects that need to be considered when the practice is up and running are covered.
Manual therapists, complementary therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists.
Target market will be undergraduates, newly qualified practitioners and practitioners who are currently working as associates or employees in an established clinic and wish to branch out on their own.
Paperback, 304 Pages
Published: November 2006
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Part I Initial Preparation
1 Where do I start? Brainstorming
2 How do you decide on the type of practice you want?
3 Ways of trading
4 The mechanics of putting the practice together location, location, location
5 Dealing with professionals in the start up and running of your practice
Part II Marketing
9 Marketing introduction
10 Market research
11 Analysing marketing information and preparing it for use
12 Introduction to advertising and public relations
13 Advertising and promotion
14 Public relations
Part III Financial Matters
15 Finance introduction
16 Financial considerations for your business plan
17 Putting a business plan together
18 Raising finance
Patr IV Procedure
19 Clinic procedure
20 Working with the conventional medical profession
21 Strategies for coping with the demands on you while you are developing your clinic
22 How to deal with money matters now your clinic is open
23 What about the future?