When working on the spine it is essential that the patient is supported correctly;
the Mantis Sport Deluxe places the patient’s spine a state of mild traction and neutral
muscular loading, this is both relaxing for the patient and also promotes the best
The main plinth top is angled such that the patient's chest is supported on a horizontal
plane while the hips and legs are inclined towards the floor, this puts the lower
spine into gentle traction.
The patient's head is cupped in the headrest such that it lies prone and normal to
the spine. A leaf spring supports the headrest and is provided with adjusters that
enable the head height and angle to be adjusted, this allows the patient's neck to
be set in gentle traction. The centre of the headrest is cut away so that the forehead
and cheeks support the weight of the head but the open area enables the patient to
breath freely with their head in the prone position.
The plinth top is narrower at the front enabling the therapist to stand close in
to the patient in a comfortable working position, the patient's arms drop vertically
to the elbow with their forearms resting forwards on the arm rests, again this promotes
neutral muscle loading while keeping the patient's arms clear of the therapist.
The main plinth framework is clear of the floor and the wheels are set well forward
and back away from the working area, this allows the therapist full access to the
patient without their feet coming into contact with the plinth.
Elevation of the plinth is controlled electronically by a push button handset; the
progression is steady and quiet.
The plinth has four swivel wheels with brakes and adjustable stabiliser feet that
allow the bench to be levelled on uneven floors.
This unit is available in European and American versions
The Mantis Deluxe treatment plinth/treatment couch is fitted with electronic height
adjustment and supports patients in the optimum position for massage and manipulation
of the spine.
Height controller handset
Swivel wheels and stabiliser feet
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