Electric, hydraulic or basic treatment table?

Are you trying to figure out which treatment table model would best fit in your physiotherapy or massage studio? Let this brief overview help you make a decision you won’t regret.

Wide range of models

You can choose from as many as 16 different models of therapy and massage tables. All of them are characterized by exceptional design, which was awarded the Red Dot Award in 2002, and above all, functionality. Due to their height adjustability, sturdy construction, and comfortable padding, this will certainly be an investment you won’t regret.

Overview of available models

Treatment tables Novak M S line  S basic
electric hydraulic electric
Massage tables S2,S3 S2,S3 S2,S3
Therapy tables S2, S3, S4, S8, Bobath S and Bobath S2 S2, S3 S2, S3

Here are 5 points to easily distinguish between the S line and the S-basic models:

1. Height adjustment

The essential advantage of the S-line electric tables is that they feature a circular switch as standard. It is integrated into the base allowing for height adjustment with your foot from all sides of the table. This comes especially handy when you move around the patient during treatments. Bobath tables feature a hand switch since their table top is 100 or 120 cm wide.

Several models among massage and therapy tables can feature hydraulic height adjustment. It is easier if you move the table a lot since you don’t have to worry about the cables and sockets. Tables then feature a foot pedal on both sides.

S-basic models are electric tables with a simple foot switch. In many cases this switch is sufficient if you do not need to access patients from all sides of the table.

2. Padding

The S and S-basic models all feature an 8 cm thick padding. Depending on the treatments that will be performed on the table, you can choose between soft and firm foam padding.  The soft foam padding is more comfortable, while the firm-foam padding is more responsive and appropriate for physio treatments.

The S line padding is finished at a right angle, while the S basic padding flattens towards the edge. The usable surface of the right-angled padding is wider as much as 7 cm on each side. This means the most when patients’ hands don’t slide off the table during treatment and when patients roll over from their back to stomach and vice versa.

S-line treatment tables feature welded and taped seams around the breathing hole. This prevents penetration of oils into the upholstery, but regular cleaning is still essential. Basic treatment tables feature conventional stitched seams.

3. Retractable castors

All treatment tables are equipped with retractable castors as part of standard equipment. This comes very handy if it is used for different treatments in different rooms. However, S line electric and hydraulic models feature an additional shock absorber built into the mechanism. It ensures that castors come down softly.

4. Safe working load

The basic models have a safe working load of 200 kg, while the standard S line’s safe working load is 250 kg.

5. Three-part head section

All therapy and massage tables can optionally feature a three-part head section. With S – basic models, the armrests adjust individually by means of a simple screw mechanism. With the S line tables, the adjustment mechanism is integrated into the frame. The height of both armrests can be adjusted at the same time by simply pushing one of the armrests down or up.

S line  S basic
Height adjustment electric by circular or hand switch hydraulic by foot pedal electric by foot switch
Padding wider table top finished at a right angle padding flattens towards the edges
8 cm thick 8 cm thick
soft- or firm-foam padding soft- or firm-foam padding
welded and taped seams around the breathing hole stiched seams around the breathing hole
Retractable castors features shock absorber no absorber
Safe working load 250 kg 200 kg
Three-part head section syncronous , with integrated mechanism, both armrests adjust at the same time with screw mechanism, each armrest adjusts individually

Equipment to fully support treatment

We know how important it is to have the right equipment when doing your job. It brings you confidence and more time to focus on what matters the most. Define what you need and let our team help you find the best treatment model to support you and your patients.

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