Mechanical Traction2019-08-31T05:51:49+01:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Mechanical Traction

This is a form of decompression therapy performed on the spine to reduce pressure on injured or bulging discs by stretching out the spine and its attaching ligaments and muscles. It acts to increase the distance between the vertebral bodies where the discs lie. Spinal traction has been proven to be effective in relieving acute disc pain.

After a lifetime of playing sport, some of it serious and some not, I have picked up bumps and bangs along the way. Last year I started having problems with my knees and for my job that was a problem. Thankfully I was able to catch an appointment at Portobello Physio. After diagnosing me with hamstring tendonitis I was put on a conditioning programme that not only cleared up my knee trouble but has me way stronger so all those other bumps and bangs aren’t as bad either. I have had to go to physio a good bit over the years with my job and I can honestly say that the physio service at Portobello Clinic is one of the very best, couldn’t recommend it highly enough. A great place for sports people.

Michael Nugent Head Pro M.L.T.C Former Davis Cup Player

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