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Traction Therapy

Stretch the spine, Relieve the pain!

Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that is administered by licensed health care professionals to treat variety of conditions and injuries. Several studies (e.g., Julie Fritz, PT, PhD (2010) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, V.37, #6, and Norman Shealy, MD, PhD (1997) American Journal of Pain Management, V.7, #2) support the effectiveness of lumbar traction therapy. When applied properly, traction therapy is an effective method to relieve pressure on the spine and is used to treat:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Many other neck and back conditions

At Altima Wellness Centre, traction therapy is performed using state of the art equipment, and only when it is recommended by your therapist. To determine whether you are a good candidate for traction therapy, please schedule a free consultation with our practitioners. This therapy is covered under Chiropractic and/or Physiotherapy services.