Spinal Decompression Traction Physiotherapy

Spinal Decompression Traction Physiotherapy is created specifically for people suffering from spinal pains such as low back pain, back pain and neck pain. It's also safe for use with patients with disc-related back or neck pain as well.

Almost 1 in 5 individuals get back pain. Even school children is not exempted from this, as many children get back pain from school bags and playing.

For patients with pains, aches and stiffness in their backs and necks, after our physiotherapists has assessed your condition and determined the causes, and ascertained that traction is suitable for you, you will be introduced to a specific treatment called spinal decompression traction physiotherapy.

It's done on a specially designed medical bed, and connected to a traction device that is digitalized to suit the level of traction or pull that your spine needs. There is a safety button that will be given to you in case you find it's too uncomfortable, but to be frank, it's so comfortable that it has not been used once by any of our patients (so far) and most of our patients actually fall asleep on it.

Why do they fall asleep even though there's a traction force pulling their spine - won't that be uncomfortable?

Actually, no. Truth of the matter is that aches, pains and stiffness in the back or neck is actually quite uncomfortable, and most of the time, it disrupts sleep so much that patients are always tired.

What the traction device does is that is safely and gently provide the traction up to the comfortable/slightly uncomfortable position for best clinical results, and as result, patients get so comfortable, they fall asleep.

Of course, we have to wake them up to continue therapy, but patients are almost always very happy with the decreased pain.

How many sessions would you need?

That would depend on the severity of your condition (severe conditions take longer); the acuteness of your injury (acute injuries heal faster than chronic pain); age (younger patients tends to heal much faster, but even older patients heal too); compliance to home exercises prescribed by our physiotherapists; and the skill of the physiotherapists.

To be safe, it's usually between 8 to 12 sessions; sometimes less, sometimes more.

Is it safe?

It's cleared by the FDA; so as long as the physio is experienced and has expertise in the management of back and neck conditions, as well is well versed with use of the spinal traction machine, you should be safe.

Given the fact that Urbanrehab is highly selective of the physiotherapists they work with, we have full confidence in our physiotherapists, who are selected based on their experience and expertise.

How it works

The dramatic decrease of pressure in the discs within your spine (the decompression) will help to "draw back in" the bulging of the disc and takes the pressure off the spinal nerves that are pinched by slipped discs.

The spinal decompression traction physiotherapy helps to unload your spine and its discs with fairly good results, and is suitable to treat herniated discs, degenerative disc disorder, spinal joint diseases, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome and radiculopathy.

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email contact@phoenixrehabgroup.com, thanks!

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