by Brandi Schlossberg
With so many options on the market, choosing which chiropractic table to purchase for your practice can be a bit overwhelming.
You may need to choose whether you want a table that is fully automatic or one that includes features that are still manually controlled. Then there are tables with drop segments to consider, plus all kinds of other options, such as moving from the horizontal to vertical position, providing flexion, decompression, traction, passive range of motion — the list of features is endless.
At some point, you will finally tackle the difficult task of choosing a model, as well as deciding which, if any, of the optional features you would like to add to the table you are ordering. However, there are still more factors to consider, like whether you werant a leather or vinyl covering.
With advances in manufacturing and technology, you may find that leather is no longer a frequent option when it comes to the covering the foam on your chiropractic table.
Leather can be more challenging to clean and maintain, so, with hygiene and sanitation being such an important consideration within a busy chiropractic practice, it is easy to see why leather may have been phased out.
Vinyl, on the other hand, is a popular option.
A table with a vinyl cover on the foam padding can be wiped down using an anti-bacterial spray or wipe as often as necessary with little or no concern about damaging the vinyl or altering its appearance. If the chiropractic table has a leather covering, this would not be the case, as leather requires special care.
Choosing new resources for your practice is never easy. Search for those features that will make your job as a chiropractor easier and more effective, while at the same time provide the safest and most satisfying experience for your patients and clients.