Forme Medical is a privately owned Australian company that was founded in Melbourne in 1985. We have been listening to and working with medical professionals across Australia for nearly 30 years to develop high quality, functional examination couches and treatment tables that meet the exacting standards required by specialist medical practitioners. We sell our medical couches across Australia to public and private hospitals, medical service networks and to private clinics and practitioners. Our couches are also exported to international destinations in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.

Evolving with you

We value being innovative, adaptable and accommodating in the development of our products and our customer service. The medical industry is ever changing with the latest advancements in technology, which affects your needs as medical practitioners. We aim to keep evolving with you, ensuring you have the patient positioning product (treatment table or examination couch) you require. We are continually researching the development of new functionality in our products, and redesigning our Australian made and designed medical couches based on feedback from you. All of our products, whether made locally or sourced from an international supplier, are long lasting, reliable and versatile, with warranties and service to match.

Our product range

Our current product line has examination couches to suit the following medical fields: Cardiology, Cosmetic surgery, Day Surgery, Dermatology, Dialysis, General practice, Gynaecology, Massage therapy, Oncology, Phlebology, Phlebotomy, Podiatry, Treatment Chairs, Ultrasound/Imaging, Urology

ISO 9001

We are certified to the ISO 9001 standard of quality management.

ISO 9001

Resources

Download the latest resources from Forme Medical here including the latest brochures and product manuals:

Latest Product Catalogue - Forme Medical

Forme Medical Product Manual - Argon AMC 1020

Forme Medical Product Manual - 2500 Series

Forme Medical Product Manual - 2100 Series

History

Forme Medical came to life in 1985 at the hands of a Scottish family who immigrated to Australia and noticed a lack of locally made medical equipment in the market. From that time until August 2015, we were known as Australian Medical Couches.

They set up the business in Beaumaris, Victoria and developed a range of treatment tables for Physiotherapists, but over a short time began also manufacturing examination couches for Podiatry and Gynaecology. With a focus on quality, they used their own experience in the medical industry and fostered links with medical practitioners to develop treatment tables with electrically powered movements and versatile functionality.

In the early 2000s Australian Medical Couches was purchased by another family, who continued to grow and modernise the range into the more familiar product you see today. The business moved to Kensington, Victoria.

In April 2012, the company changed hands again and is now privately held by Australian owners who are keen to take the company into new innovative territory based on research and engagement with the medical community both in Australia and internationally. In 2012, we also moved to our current home in Carrum Downs, Victoria where we manufacture and assemble our medical couches on site, ensuring the quality of each treatment table and examination couch through thorough testing.

In August 2015, we changed our name to Forme Medical to reflect the growth of the business in designing, developing and sourcing a wide range of patient positioning products in addition to continuing what we're well known for in the industry - manufacturing high quality Australian made medical couches.

Australian owned

For 30 years, we have been designing and manufacturing of medical couches, treatment tables and examination chairs.

If you are in the market for a new treatment table or examination couch you want to be confident that the product you buy has the functionality and long lasting quality that you need. It is a capital equipment item that you, or your staff members, will be using all day everyday so you need to know it is going to work best for you.

There are many things to consider when buying an examination couch or treatment table, so here we let you know the key benefits of buying an Australian owned couch from Forme Medical.

Our range of Australian owned medical couches are designed in Australia based on feedback we hear from our customers and the industry. This means that our products have been created with you and your profession in mind.

We have a factory in Carrum Downs, Victoria where we manufacture our specialist range of treatment tables and examination couches. We also work closely in partnership with an international manufacturer to design and produce our Economy Range of medical couches. All of our products are tested individually by hand so that we ensure the highest quality and longevity of our products.

We use only the best parts on our medical couches, including lockable castors, so it’s quick and easy for you to move the device, and also Linak or Dewert actuators to give the treatment table or examination couch the quiet power it needs to easily position patients.

Because we’re Australian, we evolve and develop our products to suit the Australian medical industry. If you have any particular requirements for your medical couch, we would be happy to see if we can work with you to develop what you need.

Our treatment tables and examination couches have been designed to help reduce the amount of patient handling needed during procedures.

Our examination couches and treatment tables all have electrically powered adjustments of height, backrests and footrests. This means you can easily adjust your patient with out any extra effort than the press of a button. We use Linak and Dewert actuators to power these movements to make sure they are gentle, quiet and made as fast as possible.

The low minimum height of our medical couches allows patients to easily get on and off the treatment table or examination couch with minimal assistance, including during wheelchair transfer.

Comfort and easy access to patients is a key design consideration in our Australian made medical couches, especially during specialist medical procedures.

For example:

– Our ultrasound tables, the Malachite and Quartz, are designed with cut out sections so the transducer can be placed more easily for cardiac views.

– Our Sapphire gynaecology couch has various options for end sections to help you position your patient, and our Amethyst examination couch has a drop down end section to make it easier for transvaginal scanning and IVF procedures.

– The Tanzanite tilt table is a unique product in the market, because the table can be lifted and lowered when in the tilt position, allowing more comfortable access to the legs and feet of your patient.

– All our couches are designed with uncluttered sides so you can get close to your patient.

As the medical field evolves, we adapt our products so you always have the functionality you need.

We know that every individual and medical practice has different preferences when it comes to a medical couch. For example, rural practices often need a very versatile device that can be used across a wide range of procedures, while specialist medical practices might need a treatment couch with the functionality for one specific procedure.

This is why many of our Australian made examination couches and treatment tables come with a variety of additional extras that can be added to customise them to your needs. If you need a standard medical couch, that is all you will pay for, but if you need extra functionality, you can add the options that suit you.

We love to get feedback on our products and we’re open to discussions with you if you have an individual customisation you would like made to a medical couch. If we’re able to develop the change, we will be happy to work with you to do so.

We believe in the quality and strength of our medical couches, which is why they come with industry leading warranties.

Because we’re an Australian manufacturer you can rest easy knowing that if you need any maintenance, we are here to help. Our medical couches do not require regular servicing or maintenance, other than some lubrication on occasion.

They are easy to clean, with medical grade vinyl that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

If for any reason you do need a repair, we have parts available on all our medical couches and will do our best to help you no matter how old your couch is.

FAQ

Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please give our team a call or email us on info@formemedical.com.au so we can help.

Generally, our couches take a maximum of three weeks to make, depending on the model of the couch you purchase and the customised options, if any, that you select. Some of our couches can be assembled within a couple of days for quick delivery.

We will be able to provide you with an estimated time for when the couch can be delivered once you place an order with us.

If there is a specific time that you need your couch, we will do our best accommodate you.

We can confirm when your couch will arrive once you place your order with us.

Generally, if you are based in Melbourne, we can deliver as soon as the couch is ready.

If you’re interstate our delivery times are usually:

  • Sydney – overnight
  • Canberra – overnight
  • Brisbane – 2 days
  • Adelaide – 2 days
  • Perth - 4 days
  • Darwin – between 5 and 7 days
  • Tasmania – 2 to 3 days

Delivery times will vary for rural areas and for international orders

Yes, we do. We have sent couches to New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. We can talk to you about the shipment options when you place your order with us.

The cost of freight will depend on where you are located.  All couches are freighted by sensitive freight couriers and can be delivered to a room, or a cheaper option is a front door delivery.

Yes, they are fully assembled and ready to plug in to begin operation.

Please read the provided Product Manual before operating the couch.

They only need to be positioned in the examination room and plugged into the power supply.

Please read the provided Product Manual before operating the couch.

There are some circumstances when we are able to remove your old couch, at an additional cost. Let us know you would like to use this service and we can advise if we’re able to help.

No, we don't.

No, we don't. All our products are the latest in design and technology.

Yes, we do.We have an industry leading warranty on all our products so you know we will look after you.

We have designated, professional servicemen in all states, who will be able to provide you with maintenance and service support.

We have a number of optional customisations available on many our products at an additional price.

If you have any other customisations you’d like to make, we’d be more than happy to talk with you to see if we can accommodate the change in the couch design.

Currently, we're unable to offer any customisations on our Economy Range of medical couches.

More information is available on our customise your couch and research and development pages.

 

You are most welcome to visit our Showroom located at 5 Daniel Drive, Carrum Downs, Victoria 3201. Please give us a call to book an appointment.

We also regularly attend medical conferences and exhibitions across Australia, taking a number of our products with us. You can find out which conferences we're attending on our News pages.

Yes, we are! You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/formemedical.