Are you straight out of college or tired of working for someone and would like to start your chiropractic clinic to increase your earnings and get the freedom to practice in your clinic? If this question defines your ambition, then you should start thinking about the chiropractic equipment that you’ll need before you can even think about the space, location, and licensure requirements.
Here is a brief highlight of the top-six machines that you’ll need to start a chiropractic practice.
1. Waiting Area and Front Desk Equipment
Do you expect to handle multiple appointments in one go? If your chiropractic practice will have more room, equipment, and practitioners, then you may treat many patients in a day. If your practice gets busy with time, you’ll need a waiting room and a front desk. You’ll also need chairs, end tables, a desk, filing cabinets, a water dispenser, computers, printers, a phone, and a credit card processing machine.
2. Treatment Room Tables
All chiropractic treatment rooms need tables. There is a wide array of chiropractic tables to choose from, and their differences get determined by their features. The price of each table gets determined by the number of features that it has, and a table with more features often sells at a relatively high price. All practices need the standard flat treatment table. You may also need specialty chiropractic tables, including elevation tables, a Hylo adjusting table, a stationary drop table, a flexion table, and a doctor’s stool.
3. Massage Room Therapy Tables
Besides conducting joint and spine adjustments, chiropractors also offer massage therapy services, which help improve blood circulation and relieve inflammation and swelling. Your massage room needs non-portable and portable massage tables and a massage chair.
4. X-Ray Machine
Chiropractors need to take and examine x-ray images of some patients with severe joint or spine problems to determine the actual point of their pain and possible cause. You’ll need to equip your x-ray room with a traditional x-ray machine and an x-ray processor. But if you have more money to invest, it would help if you go for digital x-ray equipment.
Digital x-ray machines are now more affordable. They’re better than standard x-ray machines because they provide quick results that can get displayed on your high-resolution clinical monitors. The images can also be stored in the PACS system, allowing you to share them with other practitioners who may provide real-time telemedicine consultation. With such a system, there is no need for darkrooms used in film processing.
5. Ultrasound Machine
Ultrasound machines get used in providing deep heat therapy. The devices generate sound waves that get applied to the joints and soft tissues to give micro-massaging to the tissues in these areas. These micro-massaging treatment machines provide relief to joints, muscle tissues and improve blood flow to quicken the healing process. Your chiropractic practice is incomplete without an ultrasound machine.
6. Cold Laser Therapy
A cold laser therapy machine emits particles of energy carried by the laser and directed to the injured area to provide low-intensity laser therapy. The tissues and cells convert the laser’s light energy to biochemical energy that fuels a biochemical process, easing pain, improving blood flow, and reducing inflammation and swelling.
Chiropractic clinic equipment is costly, and they’re a significant investment for anyone seeking to start a chiropractic clinic. It would be best to choose the best equipment that will make your practice efficient.