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Nov 2, 2016

3 Things to Remember When Buying Modality Equipment

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Whether you’re overseeing a hospital department or a private clinic, your ultimate goal is to offer the best and most efficient care to as many people as possible. There are few more gratifying feelings than dedicating yourself to quality care that drives measurable progress for your patients.

To help achieve better outcomes, you likely strive to stay ahead on the latest and greatest methodologies. And while this is crucial to improving your treatment offerings, many successful professionals know the modality equipment you invest in is just as important.

To help you make the right choice when buying modality equipment, keep these three things in mind:

1. Not All Modalities are Created Equal

One of the most important things to consider as you begin comparing equipment is that no two modality units are the same. You should always take time to consider the manufacturer’s track record, the warranty and how many functions a unit can perform.

Usually when you’re investing in a modality unit you’re looking for equipment that provides one primary function. In some cases this might be light therapy, electrical stimulation, soft-tissue mobilization, ultrasound or heat or cold therapy. But keep in mind some modality units actually offer more than one function. So while you may be seeking solely an ultrasound unit, for example, keep in mind choosing a multi-function unit may be more economical in the long run.

2. You Get What You Pay For

When you’re striving to keep costs down and a shrinking budget looms like a dark, gray cloud over each and every purchase, it’s easy to count out more expensive modality units. But while a low price may seem appealing to your bottom line, and the product may offer satisfactory performance, there’s a good chance you’re conceding in other areas.

Cheaper products often mean lower quality materials, shorter product lifespans, less advanced technology and less reliable service from the manufacturer when something goes wrong.

3. Nothing Beats Real Referrals and Reviews

Product websites and equipment dealers share a list of features and benefits a mile long. And while knowing this information is important when comparing modality units, nothing's quite as valuable as hearing real experiences from professionals like you. Ask manufacturers or dealers for referrals from other facilities currently using the product. If available, read online reviews. While not every professional is going to have the same needs and objectives as you, hearing unbiased opinions is valuable when comparing various equipment.

Looking for a multi-functional modality unit proven to offer better outcomes? Learn more about the Dynatronics Solaris Plus.

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Topics: Hospital Rehab

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