Spinal Traction. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, ATC, LAT Entry-Level Athletic Training Education Program PET 4995: Therapeutic Modalities. Traction. Process of drawing, or pulling apart, of a body segment
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Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, ATC, LAT
Entry-Level Athletic Training Education Program
PET 4995: Therapeutic Modalities
Maximum opening of left side
Forces up to 50 pounds may produce increased intervertebral separation.
Narrowing within intervertebral foramen
Degenerative joint diseases
Muscle spasm or guarding
Spinal ligament or capsular contractures
Improvement in arterial, venous, and lymphatic flowIndications for Spinal Traction