A "Wow effect"
Sometimes, patients in the “BEHANDELBAR 3.0” physiotherapy practice are surprised by the fact that the doors to the treatment rooms close almost noiselessly and remain securely shut without lock latch. “It often happens that people are surprised when first confronted with the GEZE ActiveStop”, explains Jule Kain, the manager of BEHANDELBAR 3.0. At the beginning of April 2016 she opened a branch of her practice in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart, specialising among other things in pelvic floor and sports physiotherapy. For the doors that lead into a total of four treatment rooms, Jule Kain has chosen to install the new GEZE ActiveStop door dampers, on the recommendation of her interior fitter.
Barrier-free, hygienic and aesthetic
As in any practice, hygiene has an important role in “BEHANDELBAR 3.0”. “From time to time, we work with massage oil – and in the past, we sometimes had to push the handle using our elbows, which was very annoying,” says Jule Kain.
This is no longer a problem with the 28 mm wide GEZE ActiveStop door damper, which integrates almost invisibly into the door leaf. It doesn’t matter whether you give the door a small or a hearty push – the system opens the door safely and independently, right up to the stopping position which can be personally adjusted to anywhere between 60 to 140 degrees. “Of course, that’s a big advantage if you don’t have a hand free,” says Jule Kain.
Secure protection against slammed slamming doors and damages
As an added bonus, the door will not leave any unsightly marks or damage on walls or furniture as the door damper stops the door in time and holds it open securely, in the desired position. Separate doorstoppers are no longer necessary. An aspect that Jule Kain is particularly pleased about: “We can happily do away with unpleasant endstops,” says the manager, grinning. “And we can say goodbye to the door banging noisily, for instance when there’s a draught!”
The GEZE ActiveStop also ensures the following: thanks to active damping, the door closes slowly and quietly from about 25 degrees and prevents not only noisy slams but annoying incidents or injuries. The GEZE solution also holds the door securely closed so you can do away with lock latches entirely. An aspect which, according to Jule Kain, always inspires the “wow effect” among patients.
Jule Kain herself and her team have become so accustomed to the advantages of the GEZE ActiveStop that they can no longer imagine their working day without it. “I wish I could add it to all of the doors I use!” says the physiotherapist.