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Points to consider before buying your next Electric treatment table

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Points to consider before buying your next Electric treatment table

When thinking about purchasing a new electric treatment table can be a daunting task.It’s a big monetary investment and can have a pretty dramatic effect on your business. To help you prepare, I’ve put together a list of important questions to consider as you begin your quest. If you consider these and have your answers prepared ahead of time, your shopping experience will run quite a bit smoother. »

Treatment Table Safety with new Free Safety Poster Download

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Treatment Table Safety with new Free Safety Poster Download

As a leading Australian manufacturer of treatment tables, we at Athlegen feel we have a social and OH & S responsibility to educate all practitioners and users on some of the potential hazards associated with power driven, height adjustable, treatment tables. »

Castors and why they wear out

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Castors and why they wear out

The rubber compound castors used by Athlegen are custom manufactured to our specifications. Athlegen castors feature steel bearings (not plastic), and we do not use inferior small diameter, plastic stool castors. We use 75mm wheel diameter castors - if all other specifications are equal larger diameter castors last longer. »

Standard Operating Procedures for Treatment Tables

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Standard Operating Procedures for Treatment Tables

Every treatment table in your practice should be covered by a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). All major Australian training centres and hospitals’ use this best practice procedure. »

Maintenance - Your Portable Table and Face Cradle

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Maintenance - Your Portable Table and Face Cradle

Maintenance of your head cradle
It is important to inspect the face cradle adjusting mechanism regularly (every week), to ensure the tension is correct. It may, occasionally, be necessary to make adjustments. Failure to check and maintain the correct tension may result in the face cradle slipping during use, potentially causing injury. »

How well engineered is your portable table?

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

How well engineered is your portable table?

How do you know if your table is well engineered? Before you answer consider this did you know that anybody can import portable tables and sell them in Australia; and that there is no Australian Standard for portable tables. Unbelievable but true for a product that is used to treat patients on.  »

Beauty Vs Massage What to look for when you need a table for both

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Beauty Vs Massage What to look for when you need a table for both

In 2012 we spent four weeks visiting many factories in China. We were looking for a quality manufacturer who could make our Australian designed entry level electric Value - Lift table range, designed to compete with the influx of cheap imported tables in the Australian market. »

Correct Use of Adjustable Face Cradles

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Adjustable angle face cradles are designed to provide a comfortable and secure support for the face (and arms, if using a prone armrest attachment). It is not designed to support body weight as most face cradles have a Maximum Work Load of 20kg. Ensure patients are instructed not to use the face cradle as an aid when they mount, dismount or reposition themselves on the table. »

How to keep your portable table in a safe working condition

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to keep your portable table in a safe working condition

In a clinic or mobile environment we are asking a lot from a portable table. A table that weighs less than 12kg is expected to regularly withstand over 10 times its own weight. On top of this constant pressure is applied from all angles, whilst the table is moving and flexing in many directions - day in, day out, year after year.  »

Treatment Table Upholstery Care and Maintenance

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Treatment Table Upholstery Care and Maintenance

If you are looking to extend the life of your treatment table, maintenance is key. Vinyl is a ongoing concern for many practitioners especially around face holes and chest areas. Vinyl is a PVC or plastic which is a naturally hard product; softeners are added during the manufacturing process to make it suitable for use as an upholstery fabric. Many factors overtime can make it lose it's suppleness, harden and eventually blister and crack.  »


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