Traction Physiotherapy
Back and Neck Computerized Decompression

Traction physiotherapy refers to a therapeutic approach to relieving compressive forces within a joint. Fundamentally, what we do is to provide a safe, distracting force to a joint, providing a lot of pain relief and soft tissue stretch to joints such as the back and neck, where there is compression force on them which may cause pain, nerve problems and muscle aches.

This therapy is either done manually by our physiotherapists, or the other is done via mechanical decompression support system. They serve difference needs whilst achieving similar purposes: for the relief of compressive forces within joints or soft tissues.

  1. Manual Approach is done by using a gentle stretching, distracting force often applied as treatment at the neck, the back or a joint, done manually by our therapists. It relieves compressive forces on joints and soft tissues in the particular region. It is very gentle, and is very sensitive approach.

  2. Computerized Decompression Traction is done using a machine, calibrated by our physiotherapists according to your neck or back's need. It is mainly used for people with a specific diagnosis, and for people with very severe conditions of the discs within the neck and back. We will prescribe only and whenever deemed appropriate for our patients.

Computerized decompression such as the one that we use in our clinics are very specific, gentle and very gradual, where it is not pre-set parameters – each patient will be given customized parameters, based on the assessments made by the back and neck physiotherapist. Most of the time, the decompression therapy will last between twenty to forty minutes, and to be extra careful, we will give patients undergoing the procedure an emergency stop button (just in case). To be honest, it’s never been used before – I’m assured and confident of my physiotherapists’ clinical expertise.

On top of that, almost all patients get so relaxed whilst undergoing this procedure (the decompression relaxes the muscles so much that it relaxes patients a lot) that they often snooze on the traction table. Even I snooze on it when I undergo it.

Yes, I do use this decompression therapy relatively frequently, for my back and neck pains and aches.

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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).

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