The Risk of Infection During a Face-Down Treatment is Real!
We randomly swabbed the internal part of the face hole of five different therapy beds, from five different private clinics across Australia. All swabs were sent to an independent lab for analysis.
Here’s what the lab found on the swabs:
Actual image of the antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus from one of our random swabs. This bacteria can cause a range of mild to severe infections, which can lead to sepsis or death.
What Kind of Hygiene Covers Were Used on These Beds?
Four out of the five beds were using the paper-based head sheets that you’ve probably seen a hundred times before — they have either an x-cut or a cut-out circle in the middle for a client's face to go through. Neither of these options fully cover the inner surface of the face hole, where a client may cough, spit or salivate during therapy. And, if you’ve had any kind of therapy before, you know paper-based head sheets can move and tear during treatment.
When you're lying face down for a massage, and the face hole isn’t 100% covered by a fit-for-purpose protection barrier, you are exposed to any bacteria that may be on that surface. Your eyes, nose and mouth are the express lanes for all kinds of bacteria, viruses and diseases. Any surface contact with your face could lead to you falling ill.
Your Therapist's Duty of Care to Your Health and Hygiene
There are six essential steps your therapist should be taking to ensure your hygiene during treatment.
Our reputation as an industry leader in the development of hygiene solutions for physiotherapists has been amplified by the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s endorsement of two of our products. Which ones? Read on to find out all the details.
You want to guarantee hygiene protection. You want to save time and money on laundering costs, and be more eco-friendly. Recycling is important to you. Your clients love comfort and you want to offer them a premium product. You’re always looking for that point of difference. You need something that’s easy to store and quick to apply. Does your current bed cover meet ALL your requirements? Our BodyShield does.