manual traction


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manual traction

The application of traction to the joints of the spine or extremities by a therapist trained to know appropriate positions and intensities for the force.
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Conclusion: If patients of cervical radiculopathy treated with mechanical traction, segmental mobilization, and exercise therapy will manage pain and disability more effectively than treated with manual traction, segmental mobilization, and exercise therapy.
There was perceived increased resistance to manual traction on palpation of the ears bilaterally and this reproduced the patient's ear pain.
In the present case, first dilation therapy was given to dilate cervix and then fetus was removed with manual traction.
Animals were subjected to either manual traction ([T.