Plinth 2000 are arguably one of the most well known couches in the UK podiatry market, offering one of the highest quality, most reliable podiatry couch options. Many people call podiatry couches Plinths, beds, couches & tables but don’t realize that Plinth 2000 is also a company brand name that has been producing and shipping couches worldwide for over 30 years!
With a range of modern up to date features, sturdy construction and unrivaled back up and support the plinth couches are one of the best choices for the busy podiatry clinic.
Podiatry Couch Range
Plinth 2000 manufacture many different products for a range of different medical sectors including Phlebotomy, Ultrasound, Gynecology and even tattooists.
The two most common couches used within the UK podiatry market are the 503, 903 cd & cdt ranges. The main difference between the two is the way the leg rests drop. The 503 stops at 45 degrees the 903 drops to 90 degrees.
Both the 503 & 903 are available with gas strut assisted, split adjustable leg rest, manually reclining backrest and either hand or foot control operation via an electric motor.
Both models can have a range of accessories available including additional motors to operate the backrest and tilt function, breathing holes for multi-discipline use and paper roll holders.
What are Bariatric Plinth Couches?
Due to the increase in bariatric patients in the last few years, Plinth have introduced a range of couches suitable for obese or bariatric patients. These couches are wider and have an increased weight capacity of up to 50 stone. Available in a tilt and non tilting version. Due to the overall size of these couches they are more commonly used in NHS clinics. The standard range of plinth couches were upgraded to 240kg (37 stone) to cope with the increase in patient sizes.
Disadvantage of Plinth Podiatry Couches
Unfortunately these types of couches are often criticized because for their perceived size and general lack of aesthetic appeal.
The framework underneath needs to be kept clean and is often seen as a dust trap.
Care also need to be taken not to chip or damage the framework. In recent years shrouds have been offered but are generally not seen as a viable option as this just hides dirt and dust not stop it.
- Not considered aesthetically pleasing
- Framework can trap dust
Advantages of Plinth Couches
In my opinion the benefits of these types of couches far a out-way the disadvantages. There simply isn’t a better option for podiatrists looking for a solid reliable workhorse for their clinic.
All Plinth couches are UK produced and benefit from a lifetime guarantee on the frame, 5 year warranty on all working parts. Modern, durable easy to keep clean vinyl fabric and one of the quickest delivery times available at only 7 days! It has been known to be quicker in genuine emergency situations.
- 5 Year Warranty
- Lifetime guarantee on the frame
- Hard wearing durable vinyl fabric covering
- Variety of options and features
Where can you buy plinth couches?
The problem with successful products they are often copied and Plinth couches are no exception. There are several inferior copies in the market, manufactured from poor quality component parts or suffer welding failures.
Original plinth couches can be purchased directly from Plinth 2000 or from many of the main podiatry suppliers.
Plinths offer a great option for the cost conscious practitioner who requires a safe, sturdy all round couch option with a great range of features.
If your starting out or need a multi discipline couch then the Plinth is currently one of the best options. If your lucky you can even pick up a good second hand one on auction sites like Ebay.
Do you have a plinth? Let us and your colleagues know what you think in the comments below.