The 10 Best Physical Therapy Tables
This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in March of 2018. While there's nothing wrong with stretching out on the sofa for a foot massage or a back rub, it's not a particularly good substitute for using a well-made physical therapy table. Our selection features a variety of models suitable for casual and professional use, from basic, fixed designs to those that offer motorized height adjustments, tilting headrests, and pads for arm support. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 24, 2021:
Whichever discipline of physical therapy you provide, patient comfort and treatment success are the main priorities. Whether your program is built around massage or rehabilitation services, one of these tables will provide you with the ideal surface on which to work. In this update, we added several new models to the ranking to ensure it meets this comprehensive range of needs.
Many of the tables featured here have a foldable design, making them suitable for mobile practitioners and allowing them to be stored out of the way when not in use. A notable addition is the Heaven Massage 3 Fold as it is a versatile option with a range of removable attachments that allow it to be effectively used in a variety of therapies. It weighs a mere 10 pounds and comes with a carrying case, making it one of the most portable options available. We also added the Everyway4all CA130, which is more of a specialist table designed especially for chiropractors and features eight, independently adjustable sections, giving the ability to position the patient exactly as needed for treatment. However, it is an expensive piece of equipment, so would be more desirable to professionals with a dedicated practice. Two notable options are the Master Massage Galaxy, which has a heated top to improve circulation, and the Earthlite Ellora, which has a motorized height adjustment to assist when working with elderly or infirm patients. Finally, we included the Skinact Metal Frame, which, similar to the Master MT Harvey, is a simple stationary platform with a high weight capacity, making it suitable for heavy clients. Bear in mind that neither of these models fold away though, so are more suited to a permanent setup.
October 21, 2019:
When used in conjunction with your favorite massage oil, a sturdy physical therapy table can help you to rub away tension and stress from your loved ones or clients. These tables come in a variety of designs – some no-nonsense models that include just the basics (like the Master Massage Harvey featured here) or ones packed with bells and whistles to provide both convenience and comfort (like the Sierra Comfort All Inclusive, which comes with a removable face cradle, armrests, a pouch for oil, a bar for holding a towel, a semicircular bolster, and cotton fitted sheets).
Speaking of convenience, the newly added Earthlite Ellora is made with ease-of-use in mind, featuring a foot pedal so you can control the height without needing to strain your arms, hands, or back. You’re sure to find a color that suits your taste or décor, as it’s offered in Mystic Blue, Vanilla Crème, Latte, Beige, Sterling, or basic Black. It’s ADA compliant, offering easy wheelchair transfer, and its embedded wheels on bottom make it simple to move around for cleaning or repositioning. It offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, a three-year warranty on the upholstery, and a two-year warranty on the electronic motor.
Leaving the list today is the Master Massage StratoMaster Pro, due to issues with availability.
Meyer PT Serving multiple professional channels, including rehabilitation, health & wellness, spa, massage, and beauty, this company supplies more than 45,000 products from more than 1,300 vendors, and is sure to have the perfect table for your discipline. meyerpt.com
Mat Table Certain types of physical therapy require a specific type of table. These mat tables are typically lower and larger than a massage table and are used for patient rehabilitation and manual techniques of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, joint manipulation, and stretching exercises. rehabmart.com