As a sports therapist you face a huge amount of pressure to ‘heal’ or ‘fix’ the patients that come through your door. Half the challenge is getting them to stick to the rehab programs you’ve set.
K TAPE could help with that. Easing the pain so they can perform exercises effectively. But when you send them away with a roll of tape and a plan, you need to know they’re going to stick to it!
So presents the big question…HOW TO EXPLAIN K TAPE IN ORDER TO GET PATIENT BUY-IN?
HOW TO EXPLAIN K TAPE
K Tape is a tricky enough to explain at the best of times. Especially since the effects aren’t always immediate. BUT, you can’t expect someone to follow a program blindly, you need to be able to explain WHY K TAPE will help…
Follow these tips and discover how you can make your life in the clinic EASIER, and IMPROVE your chances of getting a great review.
STEP 1: PLAN A SCRIPT
Grab a scrap of paper and a pen, and write out the following headings:
- HOW K TAPE WORKS
- WHY I’M USING IT
- WHAT RESULTS TO EXPECT
Under each heading make a bullet point list of what you could say. You should also make a list of the most important take-home information, for example, how long you keep the tape on.
If you want to learn more about How K Tape works, check out our BLOG HERE.
2. CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE
Once you’ve got your plan and bullet points together, you need to think about the LANGUAGE you will use. You need to think from a NOVICE perspective. Take out medical jargon, and keep it simple.
…here’s an example from SPORTTAPE Education Director, Rob Madden to get you started…
“We’re going to use this tape on you today to help your function and pain. It works by reducing the pressure on the pain receptors that are in your skin.I’m hoping that it will reduce your pain, improve the function around this muscle and just generally help the overall recovery process. Keep it on for a few days, you can shower in it no problem, and we’ll see what affect we can have.”
3. PRACTICE YOUR EXPLANATION
Rome wasn’t built in a day. The more convincing you can be, the more likely you are to get BUY-IN. Be confident, you know the tape will work.
Try this process for any treatment you use in your clinic. You’ll see the difference it makes to your patient’s confidence in no time