Traction involves gently pulling the arms, legs, or head of the client.
This technique involves stretching of the muscles and connective tissues. The aim is to increase flexibility of the joint by elongating the muscles and connective tissues that surrounding a joint.
In this technique the therapist stretches the muscles and connective tissues by pulling on the head, legs, and arms. It focuses on enhancing joints’ flexibility by lengthening the nearby tissues and muscles. The spinal column can also be affected by this technique. Although it’s mainly done manually, traction can be done using equipment.
Characteristics of Traction
Intensity: Mild – Moderate
Tip: Depends on facility
How to interpret the rating scale
Gentle Cervical Traction
Finger traction technique