By Brandi Schlossberg
You’re getting a new chiropractic table. It’s an exciting moment you anticipate will benefit both your clients and practice as a whole. Now you’ve managed the purchasing process, it’s time to look toward a smooth delivery of your chiropractic table. There are a few more details to consider.
For starters, be sure to know if the vendor will personally deliver and set up the table. In some cases, buyers obtain and deliver equipment on their own as a way of possibly saving money. If you opt for someone else to deliver, ask if or when the chiropractic table will be shipped to your clinic and dropped off. A vendor should be able to arrange a time when you can expect the chiropractic table to arrive.
Of course, a chiropractor may choose to set up a full service delivery appointment, especially if he or she is too busy to handle the arrival of the new chiropractic table. This option can be expensive, so be sure to check in with your vendor for a quote. Remember, make sure you or someone you trust is on the premises of your practice when the shipment is dropped off or when the vendor arrives to set up the chiropractic table.
No chiropractor should ever assume a vendor will ever put a table together personally. Buyers should always anticipate setting up a table on their own. Typically, chiropractic tables ship in very large boxes or wood pallets, so it’s a good idea to have cutting tools readily available. Removing metal or plastic bands is somewhat problematic without the right equipment onsite.
Once the chiropractic table is out of the packaging, dispose of packaging material and move your table to the appointed location. If the table has wheels, this part of the delivery phase should be fairly easy. You may need a dolly or several helping hands to move a table without wheels.