Your table and your chiropractic table parts are your basic ‘wardrobe’ for your practice
If you have any type of flair for fashion, you probably know about the importance of accessories. The right tie, belt, shoes, or purse can be just the perfect finishing touch to pull all the pieces of the outfit together and make you look sharp and polished.
Of course, you want those accessories to be as versatile as possible, so that you don’t need a completely unique set for each outfit. That would rapidly become very expensive and take up a great deal of space in your closet! Instead, you would be able to create a wide range of different looks, simply by pairing your existing outfits and accessories in different ways.
Believe it or not, this bit of fashion advice can actually help improve your practice bottom line and expand your practice. In this instance, your chiropractic table is your basic “wardrobe” for your practice. The various add-ons, such as pillows, face cradles, or bolsters that you can use to make it more versatile for a wider range of patients are the accessories allowing you to get more use out of your chiropractic table. What are the best accessories to consider, and how can they help you expand the range of patients you can treat?
Bolster your skills
Accessories such as bolsters, blocks, and cushions are meant to support or steady various joints of the body in particular positions. A roller-shaped bolster, as an example, uses your patient’s own weight to relieve musculoskeletal pain.
Cushions are used to support joints in a particular position, such as keeping the knees bent while the patient is supine on the table. Blocks will help you use gravity to align the joints. They help make any adjustment more gentle, and can mimic the types of adjustment that are usually done with a drop table.
Bolsters, cushions, and blocks are particularly useful for patients who may not be able to withstand the standard force of a standard chiropractic adjustment. Three such examples would include pregnant women, children, and the elderly. By using these accessories in a variety of shapes and sizes, you can make chiropractic adjustments more comfortable and safer. One other type of accessory to consider for pregnant women in particular is a cushion with belly and breast cut outs, so that they may safely and comfortably lay prone on your table.
A flat table can be very uncomfortable for patients’ neck and arms if they are in the prone position. They are forced to twist their neck to the side, and either dangle their arms off the sides or hunch their shoulders to keep their arms tucked in next to their sides. The end result is additional, unnecessary pressure on the neck, arms, and shoulder.
A table that comes with a face cradle and arm rests easily solves this problem, but most are only designed for adults. What do you do if you have pediatric patients or particularly small-framed adults?
Again, taking the time to consider additional table accessories can make all the difference. Face and arm rests are available for pediatric patients, as well as for those with larger frames. This can help you reach a wider range of patients because now you can perform your adjustments more safely, while keeping your patients more comfortable.
The proper accessory for a suit or dress may not seem like much at first, but it can be the one thing that is needed to make you look polished and fashionable. Similarly, a bolster or cushion by itself may not look like much, but once you see how much it can help your patients, you will see that a well-dressed chiropractic table is not complete without the proper accessories.
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