In November and early December 2020, the Future of Chiropractic Perceptions and Priorities Survey was distributed nationwide seeking input from stakeholders from across the profession.

The survey was the first step in helping inform the profession and industry visioning and strategic planning work, which will occur in the first half of 2021. The survey explores stakeholders’ views about the future of the profession and their perceptions of opportunities and threats to the industry.

The data from the survey is currently being analyzed and will be posted in a series of batches, with accompanying key insights and highlights. In total, 3415 people participated in the survey, with responses from across the US and its territories. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the responses were from solo practitioners, the vast majority of which had over 5 years of experience. 

A key theme emerging in the data is a desire for the industry to have a broader shared approach, and for the profession to be seen as an integral part of people’s health solution. For example, approximately 80% of survey respondents view having a shared vision for the Chiropractic profession as important or critically important. However, there are challenges, with 84% of respondents saying there were barriers to creating a shared vision. 

We plan to post initial survey results in late December, starting with an exploration of key drivers, followed by results on opportunities and threats, and then key emerging priority themes.

David Beurle

CEO, Future iQ