Traction is applied to the human body in 2 ways.
- soft tissue traction
- using tape/strapping to immobilise joints by stretching the muscle/tendons and fascia associated with the joint, commonly used to assist in the healing of broken bones
- skeletal traction
- the use of pulleys and weights to decompress the spine thus reducing the pressure on the vertebral discs and nerves and reducing the pain
Sissel offer several systems using different techniques from using your own body weight (inversion table) to pneumatic (Saunders traction devices)