To sort out the answer best suited for you, begin by asking a few preliminary questions:
1) What sort of adjustments do you perform most often?
2) Is there a certain type of patient you see most often? A certain ability, limitation, or size?
3)What financial situation are in? What can you afford to spend right now?
With these questions in mind, you can begin locate a table that best suites you. After-all, it is your hands and your table that create and develop your practice.
The American Chiropractic Association deems the flexion table as the most popular choice among practitioners to date. The flexion distraction technique developed by James M. Cox, DC is used between one-half and two-thirds of practicing chiropractors.
As the most popular table, it is also the most flexible when it comes to price range. Ranging roughly between $2,000 to $9,000, it can suit the needs of most financial positions.
The flexion table is documented as serving a wide variety of adjustments remarkably well. This adds to a sense of its flexibility for all types of practices. The American Chiropractic Association has documented its use in good light for an array of patient types and disc issues positioned in a variety of places. It has documented itself well for pregnant patients, larger patients, and suited to handle various locations of adjustment. The flexion table is an all encompassing choice to consider.
For a practice that mainly encounters patients that have a difficult time getting on or off tables, as is the case with the elderly or extensive injury, a Hi lo table might be accommodating. The price range sits a bit lower than the flexion table, and its ability to adapt to a variety of people and injury is not as all encompassing.
Likewise, stationary tables are a tried and true option. They require little maintenance due to simplicity and are very affordable. The upside the to their simplicity is that they will last over time and give you little heartache with maintenance issues.
Decompression tables are good match for patients with degenerating, herniated, or bulging discs. And elevation tables are valuable for their efforts in adjusting the table to the patients height, which can lead to better adjustments.
There’s a lot to choose from. Some tables will be better suited for one practice rather than another. Take some time to reflect on which is a best fit for your practice!