by Brandi Schlossberg
Whether you are just starting out in your practice as a professional chiropractor or have been in the field for a number of years, it is an exciting day when a brand new table arrives. Chances are, you have done your homework and made a careful decision about which kind of chiropractic table will best suit you and your clients. Therefore, when the table arrives, you most likely want to get it set up and hit the ground running.
However, there are a few more steps to take before you can begin adjusting clients on your chiropractic table. It is crucial to take the time to set your table up properly so that it you feel secure in practicing your techniques as a chiropractor and keeping you, your clients, and your staff safe from potential accident or injury. This means setting aside some time to prepare your table for use.
Hopefully, when you were in the process of selecting and ordering your chiropractic table, you were able to find out as much information as possible on the necessary steps to take before you can begin using your new purchase. One of the most important things to find out is whether your table will be assembled by a representative of the company or whether you will need to assemble it yourself. Sometimes, this can depend on whether or not you were willing to pay an extra fee to have the table set up in your office by a representative of the company.
If this is the case, then the first step in preparing to use your chiropractic table is simply setting aside the space for the table inside your practice. Be sure to know exactly where you want the table to be set up when it arrives. Chiropractic tables are quite heavy, and the less you have to move your new table around, the better. Once it arrives, show the delivery and assembly people exactly where to place it, and try to stick around to watch and ask questions as they get it set up.
If you are going to be assembling the chiropractic table yourself, then you will need to make sure you feel confident in putting it together. You do not want any misplaced parts or loose bolts and screws, because you never want to have to worry about the stability of your table when you are performing your techniques as a chiropractor, some of which may involve strong force and pressure on the table itself.
Once the table has been set up in the proper space, the next step in preparing to use it will be exploring every aspect of the way it moves and works. As a professional chiropractor, you need to feel absolutely certain about the features of your new table.