How to choose the ideal physiotherapy table?
Fixed height, variable height, load capacity, foam density, facial cavity ... Choosing a physiotherapy or osteopath table can quickly become a real headache. Promotal Physio helps you to take stock of the essential characteristics in order to direct you to THE solution adapted to your practice.
Because some procedures are long, we advise you to opt for a variable height table. Being practical for you and gentle for your patients, electric height and hydraulic tables are the most used. Your patient will be comfortably settled and your posture will be adapted to optimize the effectiveness of your massages.
The wide tables (75 cm) allow performing large amplitude manipulations without having to ask the patient to move. This width will allow you, moreover, to accommodate the patients of strong corpulence. This option is particularly recommended in physiotherapy. In osteopathy, it is preferable to opt for a standard width of 65 cm in order to be closer to the patient. To ensure the comfort of even the most corpulent patients, opt for built-in armrests on each side of the table, thus gaining twenty centimeters.
The carrying capacity is an important element for the safety of your patients. If you perform a massage with more pressure, then it is best to choose a massage table with a large capacity. The standard operating weight is usually 180 kg but can go up to 240 kg.
It is advised to choose a long oval cavity for treatments that require the patient to pass through numerous ventral positions. Indeed, a long cavity will allow you to tilt the table without having to reposition it and thus optimize the maintenance of cervical. For more comfort, a tripartite headrest allows the patient to relax his shoulders and back in ventral position.
Density and thickness of the foam
As for the quality of the mattress, the density of the foam is an important standard for stability and comfort during the treatment. For a homogeneous pressure of the patient's weight, choose a thickness between 4 and 8 cm. Regarding the coating, it must be thick and preferably seamless to facilitate cleaning and disinfection between each patient.
The whole team is at your service to advise you and guide you in your choice.