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Unistrut Support Structures for Physical Therapy Swings

Physical therapy swing with Unistrut Support Structure

When most folks think about Unistrut framing channel, their minds go straight to commercial and industrial applications.  What you might not know is that the same features that make Unistrut ideal for commercial and industrial installations translate to medical applications too.  Many of the medically related installations completed by Unistrut Service Company are support structures for radiology rooms, catheterization labs, and operating rooms.  Although many of our medical equipment support structures precisely position heavy medical equipment overhead, Unistrut channel supports patients too.

Physical Therapists routinely use patient swings to help their patients recover from nagging injuries or after surgery.  The physical therapy swing installation above consists of Unistrut P1001, P1000, and P3301 strut attached to structural beams concealed by ceiling tiles.  The installation is rated at over 500 pounds, and required no welding or drilling.One of the main differences between our designs and those of other companies performing similar installations is a greasable swivel feature.  Some installers use common eyebolts that are inappropriate for this type of load, and we were recently contacted to rebuild a swing that experienced an eye-bolt failure. When you consider the potential liability associated with this type of failure, it pays to work with a company that has a proven track record designing and installing therapy swings.Below are some pictures of a recent patient therapy swing installation:

physical therapy swing support structure

The picture above does a good job illustrating how the Unistrut is secured to structural beams and the majority of the support structure is concealed by ceiling tiles.

PT swing supportfinished pt swing support installation

The medically related applications for Unistrut are virtually endless.  What’s more, we have a proven track record designing and installing Unistrut support structures in the medical field.  Put our engineering know-how and our expert installation services to work for you today.  To learn more about Unistrut, or to discuss the details of your installation or application, contact the experts at Unistrut Service Company for further assistance.