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If you’re starting your own chiropractic practice, you likely have strong Marie Kondo vibes when it comes to your office space. There’s nothing like starting fresh.
If you’re down to the final details though, you’re likely asking yourself the ultimate question: Do I buy new or used chiropractic equipment?
It’s conflicting for chiropractors to buy used equipment because it contrasts new energy. At the same time, there are several reasons to consider used chiro equipment while still achieving a fresh start.
If you’re stuck on a never-ending pro-con list, ditch it! We made one for you.
Here’s everything you need to know about new and used chiropractic equipment
What Does My Practice Need?
Before deciding whether or not you’d benefit from new or used chiropractic equipment, there are a couple of things to consider. Here’s a list of questions to prepare yourself for smart purchases.
What type of equipment do I need? How much of that equipment can be used?
While the most common purchase is for chiropractic tables, there are also massage chairs, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) units, ultrasound technologies, electrodes, physical therapy equipment, and other chiropractic supplies to consider. Likely, pillows, topical gels and lotions should be new purchases, though the rest is up to you to decide.
What are my top priorities?
Your decisions will depend on what’s most important to you. Whether it’s saving money, the aesthetic of your practice or client comfort, knowing your values will help you separate wants from needs.
How big is the office?
Considering your space will inform your decision. Perhaps you want a new chiropractic table for a smaller space or a bunch of used tables for a larger one.
Why Buy Used Chiropractic Equipment?
Considering used chiropractic equipment is natural when it comes to building your practice. We get it; saving money is a top priority.
Many chiropractors consider used equipment. There’s nothing wrong with doing the same if you do it wisely.
The following reasons show why buying used chiropractic equipment is beneficial for your practice.
- It’s economical
- Used chiropractic tables are comfortable from natural wear
- Reusing products is the preferred consumer strategy
- Most used chiropractic equipment is still in top condition
If the main and only motive is to save money, however, buying chiropractic equipment used may be too risky.
Why Buy New?
While buying used chiro equipment is economical, there are underlying risks. Not buying new can be more costly than beneficial. With new equipment, you’re guaranteed the following:
- Warranted products with little maintenance
- Thorough education on the type of chiropractic table you choose
- Mint condition products
- Reliable manufacturers
While these logistics are important when considering chiropractic tables for sale, there are ways to have the best of both worlds. Asking your community for references can help you feel in control of your chiropractic equipment.
You Get What You Give
More than “getting what you pay for,” buying used chiropractic equipment is about getting what you give to the process. If you’re careful about using reliable third-party companies, you can certainly get quality refurbished tables. The good news is you’re in complete control.
Starting your own practice comes with the freedom to make choices. It also comes with compromise. Learning your priorities first will inform your purchases. Asking around will ensure reliable resources.
If you’re building a business, putting in the time to be successful is familiar to you. Consider this decision to be just another piece of the puzzle.
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