Forme Medical is a privately owned Australian company that was founded in Melbourne in 1985. We have been refining our products with leading Australian medical professionals over the past 35 years to design and develop premium, functional examination couches and treatment tables that meet the exacting standards required by medical practitioners and specialists.
Forme Medical has sold thousands of treatment tables and examination couches across Australia and internationally, including into public and private hospitals, medical service networks and private clinics and practitioners.
In 2021 Forme Medical was acquired by Alevo Pty Ltd and became part of the Alevo family which also includes Athlegen Treatment tables, Centurion Treatment tables and Azima, adding to the rich history of development and service provided by Forme Medical.
Evolving with you
Forme Medical has a rich history of development and product improvement and we value being innovative, adaptable and accommodating in the design of our products. In 2021 we opened our dedicated service, warranty and maintenance department with in-house response technicians across Australia. We aim to keep evolving with you, ensuring you have the patient positioning product 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. Our products, are long-lasting, reliable and versatile, with warranties and service to match.
Our product range
Our current product line has examination couches and seating 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
Forme Medical came to life as Australian Medical Couches(AMC) 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. The business was started in Beaumaris, Victoria and AMC developed a range of treatment tables for Physiotherapists. AMC quickly began developing and 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,at 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 Australian Medical Couches was purchased by another privately held Australian company who moved the production and head office to Carrum Downs, Victoria. With a heavy focus on innovation and research and development, the company quickly expanded with the help of the medical community.
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. It was during this period that Forme Medical opened up a large scale manufacturing facility in Thailand to support the growing demand for the 2510 Opal and 2550 Onyx models.
In January 2021 Forme Medical was acquired by Alevo Pty Ltd. Alevo is another private, family-owned, Australian company with a rich history of Australian Design, development and manufacturing of Treatment tables. Alevo also owns well-known treatment table manufacturer Athlegen, Azima and Centurion tables. The Forme medical offices and production in Carrum downs were moved to the Alevo factory in Ballarat and the head office moved to the Alevo head office in Mascot, NSW. As part of this acquisition, the Forme Medical manufacturing facility in Thailand was closed, and all production brought back to Australia.
Now larger than ever, Forme Medical continues to grow, develop and improve our product offerings, customer service and community engagement throughout Australia and internationally.
For over 35 years, we have been proudly designing and manufacturing medical couches, treatment tables and examination chairs in Australia.
If you are in the market for a new treatment table or examination couch you need to be confident that the product you buy has the functionality and long-lasting quality and reliability that is required.
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 made 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.
– 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help.
Generally, our couches take a maximum of six 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. If you would likee to get the most accurate lead time, please call our dedicated sales team on 1800 141 141
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.
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.
Alevo has an in-house service team servicing Athlegen, Centurion, Azima and Forme Medical products across Australia
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.
You are most welcome to visit our Showrooms. We have showrooms in Victoria and NSW where Forme MedicalProducts can be viewed. 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.
Forme Medical, Athlegen and Centurion Tables are all divisions of Alevo Pty Ltd
Yes, we are! You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/formemedicaltreatmenttables.
Alevo is the trading company with the brands of Forme Medical, Athlegen, Centurion Tables and Azima. Alevo has over 35 years experience designing, manufacturing, servicing and selling Treatment tables, Massage Beds and Treatment couches across Australia and internationally.
If you would like to know more about our story, please read the "We are Alevo" statement below.
If you would like to view our other product's please visit www.athlegen.com.au
We are Alevo
Why we are here…
When we design our treatment tables, there is always one person at the forefront of our minds, you, the clinician. We start by asking the simple questions – what can we do to make a clinician’s life easier and at the same time improve the patient experience? Our aim is to reduce stress and lift your capacity to heal.
This means we will use human centered design to develop unique knowledge of the way clinicians deliver treatments and translate those insights we gain into designing and manufacturing treatment tables that both elevate the performance of the clinician and enhance the patient journey.
Where have we come from…
We have been passionate about enhancing the work of the clinician since 1986, when our founders saw an unmet need in treatment tables and started to design and manufacture tables in a garage. They embarked on a design and manufacturing journey that is still going strong.
What we are good at….
Now 35 years later, we continue to design and manufacture in Ballarat. We manufacture and market treatment tables domestically and internationally, have a large staff team throughout Australia and have three well recognised brands – Athlegen, Centurion Tables and Forme Medical, but the core of our business remains the same…
We continue to place you at the heart of our business, we listen and respond to your needs with modern, elegant, agile, and easy to use treatment tables made in Australia, that are renowned worldwide for their longevity. Without the work you do, there would be no Alevo.
Athlegen, Centurion and Forme Medical are brands of Alevo Pty Ltd.
Visit www.athlegen.com.au for more information