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10 Products Every New Physical Therapy Clinic Needs to get Started

Aug 10, 2008
The aging population, the trend towards increased physical exercise, along with the stress many young athletes place on their body have combined to increase the demand for physical therapists in the U.S. and Canada. In fact as early as 1990, the market for equipment, supplies and services reached 2.2 billion per year. The industry has been growing ever since as people become more interested in overcoming health problems.

According to information provided by the Bureau of Labour Statistics in the United States over 160,000 Americans are Physical Therapists. Physical Therapists also earn a median annual wage of $69,760 with some of the highest wage earners earning above $120,000 annually.

With that in mind all of you who are interested in getting yourself started in this fulfilling and lucrative career there are 10 things you will need to get started.

The Winco 850CD Steel Frame Therapy Table, is a great solution for offices without much storage. With 2 shelves and 2 drawers all of your supplies will be on hand and organized when you need them. This treatment table is strong and can hold up to 400 pounds. Its stable design allows for its use for any type of treatment.

If it is an adjustable treatment table you are searching for, look no further than the Proluxe PT 300. This treatment table with a flexible top and leg adjustments allows you to offer treatments for a variety of different people while assuring the utmost comfort.

This mega capacity cooling unit is ideal for your busy practice, athletic training department or emergency room. The C-6 ColPac Chilling Unit comes decked out with 12 standard size ColPacs and its specially designed interior chills your packs faster with the use of a heavy duty compressor.

The 2793k Intelect Legend lives up to its name. The Legend offers users 7 different waveforms and 2 standard channels. It also comes complete with an on-board data management system which stores comprehensive patient pain profiles, generate electrode placement diagrams as well as help to ensure consistent patient care.

This 105 gallon Lo-Boy whirlpool is ideal for your patient's rehabilitation. Constructed with a heavy gage stainless steel it provides both strength and durability. The turbine motor provides a soothing, cleansing and relaxing treatment and has a built in thermal overload protector.
The M4 Hydrocollator is Source 1 medicals largest mobile Hydrocollator. Its extra large insulated tank comes complete with 24 standard Hotpacs. Made from high quality stainless steel it has an almost indefinite lifespan. The design of this Hyrdocollator makes maintenance hassle free.

The Twin Stim Plus digital offers 4 channels of portable digital electrotherapy. It features 3 modes of TENS and 3 modes of EMS and offers the use of 8 electrodes simultaneously. This unit would be ideal for use at home or in your clinic.

The standard size ColPac is an absolute necessity for anyone starting out in a Physical Therapy clinic. The standard 11" x 14" size offers effective cold therapy regardless of the area or shape of the injury.

The 2795K Intelect Legend XT's 4 channel combination system with cart offers unparalleled value to any owner. With the use of 7 different wave forms as well as a 5" high contrast LCD screen and on board patient data management system each day is sure to be a breeze.

The 1006 Standard Size HotPac allows you to warm away all that ales you by applying this hydrocollator moist heat hot pack. This 10" x 12" size has been used since 1947 by thousands of doctors and physical therapists to treat patients. Once heated up the hydrocollator provides up to 30 minutes of deep, soothing moist heat.

*wage statistics for Physical Therapists found at: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm
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