by Brandi Schlossberg
Perhaps second only to the skills of the professional chiropractor, the chiropractic table often serves as the centerpiece of a practice. Whether you have just one or several chiropractic tables within your office, this large and crucial piece of equipment is usually a cornerstone of the work you perform each day.
With patients hopping on and off the table all day, it is vital to create a focus on sanitation throughout the workplace.
Maintaining a clean and sterile chiropractic table means investing in the right consumables for you and your practice. To begin with, you will want to be stocked up on head liners or head roll paper for the face or head portion of the table. This is an area where patients may not only shed skin and hair but also leave behind traces of body fluids, such as mucus and saliva.
You may want to invest in a clinical disinfectant, as well. Whether you choose to use a wet wipe or a spray, disinfecting the table between clients can be a powerful way to prevent unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
The same consumables that are used to keep the head and face portion of your chiropractic table clean can also be applied to the rest of the table. Couch roll paper can be used to cover the main surface, and disinfectant wipes and spray can be used to clean the larger surface.
As a wellness professional, you want the sanitation and sterilization of all the tools within your practice to be part of daily protocol. This may mean training your staff to wipe down the entire table with a disinfectant at the beginning, middle, and end of the day, and to change the head liner and couch liner paper before every client.
Other key steps toward creating the most sanitary chiropractic office include investing in consumables, such as plenty of soap, readily available hand sanitizer, and rubber gloves. With the right consumables for sanitation and safety on site, you can ensure that your chiropractic table stays clean, and your patients stay safe from the risk of infection.