With the warm weather coming this is a great idea for practice and community building…
And to think MD’s are ahead of the curve
“Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to effect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.
Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort, with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. [A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee and blood pressure checks are also a standard part of a Walk with a Doc event.] The Walk added an Executive Director in 2009 and focused on building a program that could easily be implemented by interested doctors in other cities around the country. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends from California to New York with over 277 chapters in between.”
How are Chiropractors not owning this???
1. It’s way cheaper than putting on a Dinner with a Doc event
2. It promotes movement and health
The truth is some Chiropractors are already doing it!
So is your practice next?
If so drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how it goes!