ApplicationNo. 06/739988 filed on 05/31/1985
US Classes:606/242, Couch5/600, INVALID BED OR SURGICAL SUPPORT5/613Sectional user supporting surface
ExaminersPrimary: Schmidt, Frederick R.
Assistant: Hartman, Judy J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61G 13/00 (20060101)
AbstractA patient treatment table includes a base and a patient supporting table mounted for pivotal movement relative to the base between a first generally horizontal position supporting a patient at a convenient level for treatment and a second generally upstanding position for facilitating a patient in mounting and dismounting. The table includes a footboard at the foot end of the table which is positioned in a generally horizontal position near the surface of the floor, to assist a patient in mounting and dismounting, when the table is in the upstanding position. A linkage mechanism is provided for interconnecting the table and the footboard so that as the table is moved between the upstanding and horizontal positions the footboard is automatically moved to a tucked away position beneath the amnle supporting cushion of the table so that the chiropractor can stand relatively close to the feet of the patient and can make the numerous checks on the relative alignment of the patient's feet, which are required during each chiropractic treatment, without producing back strain or other physical impairment of the chiropractor at the end of the day.