Considerations before purchasing equipment for your clinic
Investing in the right chiropractic equipment will not only support your practice, it will help patients retain their regular routine during treatment. It will also increase your return on investment (ROI).
Purchasing therapeutic medical equipment can be a very expensive ordeal. Today, more than ever, it can make or break a practice. Until recently patient’s comfort, safety and cost were prime purchase points. But to evolve into a successful modern practice, there is a need for a paradigm shift. The key to modern chiropractic practice lies in the ability to combine your patients’ happiness with your clinic’s competitive edge.
We believe the three most important factors to consider when selecting therapy equipment for your clinic are:
- Simplicity – ensuring user-friendly set up, operation and maintenance
- Patient mobility ensuring patients are active between and during treatment for rapid rehabilitation
- Rapid healing – ensuring fast patient results so they can return to work and play
Simplicity – chiropractic equipment that is easy to assemble, maintain and transfer does not only produce peace of mind, it saves space and reduces downtime. Small, light and simple-to-use systems that do not occupy valuable clinic space create an opportunity for treating a number of patients simultaneously, unlike traction tables. The advantage in portable, robust devices is clear. Clinics can keep more patients happy and expand their business, without investing in additional space.
For example, Meditrac’s Vertetrac – an ambulatory three dimensional (3D) spinal decompression system. The Vertetrac treats lumbar spinal injuries. It can be retrieved from its portable bag and assembled in minutes. Other than cleaning, no maintenance is required.
Even chronic patients can be taught to assemble and self-administer, giving them a sense of control. They can fit the treatment into their daily or weekly therapy (acute vs chronic conditions) at a time that fits in with their schedule.
Patient mobility – Being in the business of serving others, chiropractors primarily focused on their patient’s health. Today chiropractors realise the psychological benefit of combining health with their happiness. Happy patients are patients who know they can continue their regular routine with little disruption and can even exercise during treatments. They feel empowered and in control.
Chiropractor Dr. Gregory J. Gingell, realised the impact of their patient’s pain-free mobility during treatments when working with Meditrac’s chiropractic equipment:
“I use Vertetrac for treatment of disc lesions and posterior unit arthropathy. The most dramatic results were seen on patients suffering from antalgic lean and sciatic pain. The vast majority become upright and pain-free in minutes! The 30 minutes of high load traction produces stronger cellular lesion healing while the lumber spine is properly aligned. My patients are able to return to work sooner, with less restrictions.”
Rapid healing – Being able to exercise while wearing the traction device accelerates the healing time while supporting modern principles of rehabilitation. Chiropractic equipment that encourages a patient’s active involvement in the rehabilitation process increases tissue blood flow, helps to strengthen muscles and increases joint flexibility.
With Meditrac’s 3D spinal decompression systems, for example, a patient can move around, do some stretching exercises, walk on a treadmill at a comfortable pace, or perform other exercises, all the while in traction.