ALFATRAC is probably the most advanced and versatile device for performing therapeutic tractions. The advanced software working on Windows CE platform, is allowing a very clear and full visualization of all the available functions. The large coloured touch-screen along with the useful keys offer to the operator a very full configuration. ALFATRAC is capable to perform continuous, static, intermittent, progressive and cycling therapeutic tractions where the operator may set force, working time, rest time, progression, cycles and steps for adapting each treatment to the personal pathology and feedback.
A wide range of pre-set protocols suggesting parameters, traction modality, steps are available for a large range of pathologies. Last but not least, the expert operator may set and store into the memory a wide range of customized protocols, for adapting each treatment to the proper feeling of the patient.
Therapeutic traction may have the following effects:
1 REMOVAL AND SEPARATION
OF THE VERTEBRAL BODIES
2 REMOVAL AND COMBINED
SLIDING OF THE FACET JOINTS
3 TENSIONING THE LIGAMENTS
OF THE SPINAL SEGMENT
4 ENLARGEMENT OF THE
5 STRAIGHTENING OF THE SPINAL
6 STRETCHING OF THE MUSCULATURE
OF THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN.
Continuous and progressive tractions
Continuous and progressive therapeutic tractions are successfully performed for decompressive treatment and they are more indicated for treating articular blocks.
Intermittent and cycling tractions
Intermittent and cycling therapeutic tractions are performed step by step with working traction and rest phases, granting to the muscle proper activity of contraction and rest, for favoring regular nutrition to the complex muscular and tendon joints.
Usually, column is the part of the body which is mainly treated from therapeutic tractions. Cervical is often treated several pathologies, such as cervicalgia, brachial syndrome, etc.
Traction modality is established with reference to the weight of the patient, but also with reference to the age, sex, patient feeling and particularly the objective of the treatment.
Lumbar and total-body tractions
Lumbar tractions is particularly made over the lower part of the column. On this way, applied force is surely higher than cervical tractions.