About PSA

Live Life & Practice on Your Own Terms

If you can build a successful business, you are lucky indeed. The world is not built for you to succeed. Twice…it may be a coincidence. If you can do it a third time, you might just know what you’re doing.

History of PSA

Sometimes you need to move on from what you are good at. It may not be comfortable, but life is not about being comfortable. It is about challenging yourself and being happy.

After close to 20 years of working with patients, Dr. Smith has decided it is time to put down that mantle and take up another. You can be good at more than one thing, and change is good for the soul.

Being a good doctor is as much about teaching as it is about treating. Dr. Smith now chooses to share what he has learned over the course of his career to help other practitioners succeed. Maybe together we can make a difference.

Why I Started PSA

As it turns out, school does not prepare you to succeed in the real world. The conversation of what actually happens after graduation never comes up. Some are lucky enough to have family money or connections. The rest of us just have to figure it out. Many never do. In a very real sense we’re thrown to the wolves. After all, ‘Chiropractors eat their young.’

In Chiropractic school I learned a lot of orthopedic tests and how to treat various conditions. I got to be really good at it. But teaching you how to go about applying those skills? The school that I went to did offer a ‘practice management’ module towards the end, but none of what they offered was applicable in the real world. They didn’t teach you how to find a job. They didn’t teach you how to start a practice. They didn’t teach you how to find patients. They didn’t teach you how to handle the massive egos of other practitioners.

After years of fumbling, I finally figured it out. I was lucky. Many of my classmates never succeeded in practice.

I was told that you ‘need to set up practice where you want to die.’ Well, that’s wrong too. I’ve moved my practice from location to location and from state to state. Once you learn how to succeed, that skill is transferable. Unfortunately, success is not what they are teaching.

I started PSA for two reasons. One, I’m tired of using my body to make money. Physical medicine is very hard work. I’d rather move forward using my mind. Two, I want to help others to succeed in a system that is designed to make us fail. Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, Homeopaths, and many others do not fit neatly into the broken American Healthcare System. They are desperately needed, but their likelihood of success is low. I want to help change that.