What is traction?


  • Traction is the mechanical pulling of a joint that relieves pressure, improves range of motion and nourishes joint surfaces.
  • Traction can be completed for most joints. Neck, low back, and hip pain are commonly treated with traction.
  • Some impairments treated with traction are:
    • Joint stiffness
    • Disc herniation
    • Arthritis
    • Muscle stiffness