"Sam – I of course meant hurt someone's feelings. You know this person lives their life with weight problems and all the attendant guilt and derision. Now you, a health professional, have to add to that. I usually take them aside, explain…"
"Dolphin II made in USA. More expensive than most chairs but man it is awesome!
I have had mine for 7 years and it is so incredibly versatile. It is the most comfortable chair this side of a table. They have a table now that is 20lbs! I think the…"
"Years ago I 'splurged'. I bought a dolphin II. The thing is unbelievably versatile. It is practically a chair/table It is the most comfortable chair I have ever sat/lain on! Considerably more expensive than most chairs I could have…"
"I've been using Avila chairs for 9 years. I wouldn't use anything else. Pads are removable. Very easy to set up and take down. Very comfortable and adaptable for clients (I have two 6'7" 250+ lbs clients). Very easy on me.…"
"First... i like this chatting. It's new for me. It's fun and a comfort to feel part of a community.
Second, we seem to be soul mates regarding instructions and all, the look of chairs etc. That;'s important to me as well. The thing…"
"Crystal. Thank you for your reply. I have had my chair about 4 years. A month after I first bought it, i saw a similar thing happen to a friend with the same model a couple of years older. I contacted the company. They said she must have sat the…"
"I have had to purchase extra parts on my chair because they wear down easily, but never had one collapse! I would definitely confront the company and either ask for a new chair or your money back. If the client had been injured they could have sued."
"I've never seen a chair collapse, but I HAVE seen a massage table collapse during a school clinic.
I want to point out that whether it is a table or a chair, it's just like a car---you need to do a little maintenance from time to time!…"
"Samantha... thank you for your reply. I have considered the Avila. It looks complicated to put together... but you find it easy hunh. The only other one i have considered is the Stronglite or is it Strongpoint??? It doesn't have the grace of…"
I own a Portal Pro chair. I love it for it's ability to fit almost every body (4' 10" to 6'10") while staying at a functional height for me. It does have one problem. I saw a slightly older model than mine collapse on a client... about a month after I bought mine. I called the company. They said there was a 300 lb weight limit. Without going into that... I decided to keep the chair. Been about 4 years. Last week mine collapsed on a beefy guy... about 200 lbs. He was okay. I had bought an extra…See More
I agree with all you said. And as initiator of this topic I want to see if we can move to solutions. Here are some of the ones I've been thinking about.
1. We are doing it. Let's keep talking to and encouraging fellow therapists to…"
"Marie makes some great points here. (Thanks for the IRS link, too, Marie.) An ic makes even less than "the percentage" if one also factors in the time spent doing laundry, keeping records & equipment maintained & stocked, etc. For…"
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