The doctors majorly use chiropractic table for the musculoskeletal treatment of the patients. These chiropractic tables are used to check out their practices towards the care of patients with higher quality. If you feel that certain aspects of chiropractic table need improvement, the chiropractor is programmed to do multiple things as per his or her power. Thus, ensuring the stable performance level and quality.
So, to ensure the constant performance, there are a few tips for the safety of chiropractic table, which one should follow: –
#1. Regular check ups
The long life of your table and preventing any injury to occur can be managed by regular maintenance and repair accordingly. An ideal way to keep checking it periodically and get it integrated with your regular practice. Performing such check-ups periodically helps to notice any table related issue before it gets costly, big and serious.
The things, which should be checked while practicing, are as follows –
- Tighten the screws and bolts which have got loose
- Wear and tear of the cushion
- Levers, drops, and pedals are working properly as per mentioned in the product manual
#2. Clean the table regularly
The spreading of pathogens can be reduced by simply disinfecting and cleaning the chiropractic table regularly. The manufacturers of chiropractic table now mostly sell the cleaning solution. The alternate option to clean the table is by using the dish wash soap and water to remove dust and spots and around 90 per cent of disinfection can be removed by simply rubbing alcohol.
#3. Staff should be well educated
If there are multiple people working in the same clinic or with the same table, it is important for them to know the working of the table. As this will help to safely use the chiropractic table and avoid major injuries to patients and themselves. Thus, make sure, you take some time from your busy schedule and train them about the usage of this table. The training should include basic knowledge like how to lower or increase the height of the table, use of all the pedals and levers, and adjustment of drops. Educating staff to keep the patients informed, majorly the one with kids to not to play or do any mischief with the table inside the examination room. Accidently, pressing any pedal, buttons, or lever could cause major harm and damage to the nearby people.
#4. Selected table should be ideal for the condition of patient
The main aim of purchasing the chiropractic table is to ensure that, it works accurately for the treatment, but it should also not be forgotten that the table should be comfortable and as per the needs of the patients.
For the treatment where the patients are heavy and unable to lift their own weight, the design of table should be like it can go as down as much possible and much more.
The different types of chiropractic tables, which are easily and commonly available in the market, are:
#1. Flexion Tables
As per the American Chiropractic Association, between half and two-thirds of the practicing chiropractor use the technique developed by James M. Cox, which is flexion distraction technique. There are various models of Flexion Tables available in the market, such as airdrop and manual drop.
#2. Elevation Tables
Tables, which can be adjusted according to the height of the patients and DC and their physical abilities are more important.
#3. Hi Lo Tables
Instead of treating the patient horizontally, you can raise the patient vertically with the help of this table. This is useful when the patients take too time or face difficulties while getting ON and OFF the table.
Other tables include Stationary tables and Decompression tables.