In many cases, interprofessional collaboration helps your patients achieve optimal health. Chiropractors are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat issues affecting the musculoskeletal (MSK) and the neuromusculoskeletal (nMSK) system. They can help patients manage their MSK pain. For patients with conditions outside their scope of practice, chiropractors give informed referrals to physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. They collaborate with them to support their patients’ ongoing care, as required.
Interprofessional Collaboration Helps Your Patients Manage their MSK Pain
Often patients with chronic conditions, illnesses or injuries, also have MSK challenges, which add to their pain and limit their mobility. For these patients, an interprofessional collaboration approach works particularly well.
Increasingly chiropractors collaborate with other health professionals as part of an interprofessional team within their patient’s circle of care. By helping these patients manage their pain and improve their physical function, chiropractors can play a key role in their care.