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Theratrac Glide Cervical / Neck Traction Device

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The Theratrac Glide Cervical Traction Unit (by PMT) is a top-of-the-line cervical traction device.

The Theratrac Glide focuses on healing any neck pain while maintaining user comfort.

The traction system utilizes cables connected to a track which smoothly moves your head up and down. The user can control the amount of traction by using the dial attached to the device. This unit is similar to the Saunders Cervical Traction Device yet costs much less which is a win:win. 

Compared to over-the-door and inflatable traction devices, the Theratrac Glide does not constrict your head and neck because of the adjustable foam neck pads.

The Theratrac Glide Cervical Traction Unit alleviates neck tension, tightness, and pain while delivering it with maximum user comfort. The Cervical Traction system is operated by an easy to use dial which controls the cable system to increase or decrease head elevation smoothly. The cable system always ensures a comfortable transition because the neck is at a 30-degree angle and is not constricted in any way, unlike an over-the-door or inflation system.

The neck pad width can be adjusted to fit the unique shape of your body by twisting the knobs on the sides of the device. While using the device, lay in a supine position flat on your back and it is recommended to have your legs elevated.

 

WHAT IS CERVICAL TRACTION?

Cervical traction is a technique used to gently pull your head from the neck to reduce pressure on the spine. It’s a safe alternative for eliminating neck pain as opposed to using surgeries and drugs. You can use it at home or as part of therapy treatment. 

It’s a highly effective technique that’s easy and fast-acting. In this article, we explain everything you need to know about this technique. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CERVICAL TRACTION?

Cervical traction devices such as the TheraTrac Glide Traction Device alleviate pains from the neck region. Some of the conditions associated with the cervical region include sprains, pinched nerves, herniated discs, spasms, cervical spondylosis, and pain in joints. 

Cervical traction works by stretching the muscles and the spine, relieving pain and pressure. The main benefits of this technique include: 

  • Relaxes joints and muscles
  • Alleviates pain from spasms, sprains, and joints
  • Treats and flattens bulging
  • Improves mobility 
  • Enhances alignment of the spine
  • Improves posture and gait
  • Treats people with pinched nerves and neck pains

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF CERVICAL TRACTION?

The three main types of cervical traction include:

MANUAL CERVICAL TRACTION

Manual cervical traction is the manual pulling of the head from your neck. A physiotherapist usually does it as you lay down on a table. They gently pull your head and hold it at one position before releasing and repeating the same process. Your physiotherapists repeat this process until the proper adjustments are made. 

MECHANICAL CERVICAL TRACTION

Like manual cervical traction, mechanical cervical traction is also performed by a physiotherapist. But, this type uses a harness that’s attached or hooked to a system of weights. The machine applies traction force to pull your head from the neck or spine. 

OVER THE DOOR CERVICAL TRACTION

Over the door cervical traction is for home use. It has a harness connected to a pulley system that goes over a door. This traction device can be used while sitting, standing, or lying down. 

THE THERATRAC GLIDE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE

The Theratrac Glide Cervical Traction Device is among the best traction devices in the market. It’s designed with easy-to-use features, making it an excellent device for any person. Its primary purpose is to realign the spine and neck using the traction method. 

The device has a pressure gauge that’s easy to read and measures in both kilograms and pounds. You can adjust it in three different angles to ensure you get the best position effective for your healing. It comes assembled, meaning you don’t have to waste time reading the manual or trying to understand how to assemble it. 

The neck wedges of the cervical traction device can adjust to any neck size with just a turn of the knob to either side. Additionally, it has a carrying case, a head strap sleeve, and a user’s guide to ensure every user gets the best results. 

WHO CAN USE THE THERATRAC GLIDE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE?

Persons with the following conditions can use the cervical traction device:

  • Nerve root compression
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint stiffness

It’s crucial to note that persons with the following conditions shouldn’t use the traction device:

  • Fracture
  • Spinal instability
  • Malignancy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory diseases and infections
  • Conditions made worse by a range of motion

Be sure to consult your doctor or physiotherapist before using this product. 

HOW TO USE THE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE?

Designed with your utmost comfort and rehabilitation in mind. This compact and lightweight device effectively stretches and re-aligns the neck and spine with the assistance of a pump to achieve the perfect traction specific to your preferences. This device is entirely user-controlled with an easy-read gauge measuring units in both pounds and kilograms, as well as 3 adjustable angles (15, 20 and 25-degree angles); ensuring a personalized healing experience for each patient. The device comes already assembled and no further assembly is needed.

Here are the steps to follow when using the Traction Device. The steps are divided into three main stages: preparation, applying, and cleaning the cervical traction.

PREPARE FOR TRACTION 

In the first stage, find a comfortable place, preferably a firm surface and lie down. Separate the wedges as you adjust them to ensure your neck is placed between them. Then, loosen the head strap and set the device to an angle recommended by your doctor. Finally, use a timer to help you get the best results as per your treatment. 

APPLY TRACTION 

In this stage, lie down in a comfortable position such that your neck is in between the neck wedges and your head on the head pad. Note that as you settle your body into the device, the wedges may slightly adjust or rotate. Be sure to adjust the wedges by turning the knobs to ensure your neck has no discomfort.

Fit the headband by securing it tightly around your head and over your forehead. Lastly, switch on the harness pump and apply traction. 

CLEAN THE TRACTION DEVICE AFTER USE

After using the TheraTrac traction device, it’s recommended that you use a disinfectant to clean the surfaces. Avoid immersing the device in water.

Most importantly, if multiple persons use the device, be sure to clean it thoroughly after use. Focus on areas that are in constant contact with your body, such as the neck wedges. You can use a new head pad or strap to avoid sharing.

HOW TO MAINTAIN THE THERATRAC GLIDE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE?

To maintain the traction device, clean it using suitable disinfectants as recommended by the manufacturer. Also, please place it in a safe place and avoid dipping it in water. 

BENEFITS OF USING THE THERATRAC GLIDE TRACTION DEVICE

There are various benefits of using the traction device, including:

EASY TO USE

The traction device comes assembled, which makes it simple to use. It has self-adjusting neck wedges and can rotate to three different angles by just turning a knob. In addition, it has a pressure gauge that’s easy to use, helping patients apply the force required for their treatment. 

COST-EFFECTIVE

Using a TheraTrac Glide Traction Device is cost-effective compared to treating neck pain using other treatments such as surgery. It’s an excellent alternative for those who dislike invasive surgeries and treatments. In addition, once you buy it, you can use it for an extended period as long as you maintain it properly. 

PORTABLE

The traction device is light in weight, making it portable. You can use it in your office, at home, or during a vacation. This is very helpful to patients that have to travel from one place to another due to a job or other personal reasons.

EFFECTIVE 

Using the TheraTrac Glide Traction Device can help you alleviate your neck pain at the comfort of your home. It reduces the need to use pain killers now and then, which can be pretty addictive and harmful to your health. 

FEATURES

  • No assembly required due to the device’s integrated design
  • Handheld pump with pressure relief valve increases or decreases traction force
  • Applies up to 50 pounds of traction force
  • Neck wedges adjust to any neck size with the turn of a knob on either side of the device
  • Built-in angle adjustment with the options for 15 degrees, 20 degrees, and 25 degrees
  • No wire extension loop
  • Includes removable head strap sleeve, carrying case, and a user's guide

ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES WITH THE THERATRAC GLIDE

Some of the accessories that come with the traction device include:

  • User’s guide
  • Angle adjuster
  • Cervical hand pump
  • Head pads and straps

ALTERNATIVES TO USING THIS PRODUCT

Other alternatives you can use to treat your spine or neck pain include:

YOGA POSES

Neck pain can be pretty uncomfortable, especially since it leads to headaches and can extend to your back and shoulders. Yoga poses can help you get rid of neck pain as long as you master the correct poses. Through yoga, you can learn to release any tension in your body. 

STRETCHES

If you experience an injury, you can take a day or two to rest the injury. Once it’s relaxed, begin its healing process through stretches. A physiotherapist can come in handy in guiding you on the best stretches to alleviate your pain. 

WALK-UP RIGHT

There are times when you might have neck, spine or back pain due to a poor walking posture. It’s essential that you walk up-right to reduce any tensions in your body and stretch your muscles. 

VISIT A DOCTOR

While you can buy pain killers over the counter, it’s best to consult your doctor once you start experiencing neck pain. You might be having internal injuries or a concussion, which may not be easy to diagnose. If you experience numbness or prolonged pain, it’s best to visit your doctor. 


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: 11" x 15"
  • Weight: 9lb

12 MONTH MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY

This product is covered by a 12 Month Manufacturers Warranty.
For warranty coverage, the patient must have Order/Prescription from Doctor or Physical Therapist

Returns can not be authorized or accepted on this item due to the medical nature of the product. Warranty Service Only

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I USE THE THERATRAC CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE FOR BACK PAIN?

Yes. You can use the traction device to alleviate back pain but consult your doctor first to get a correct prescription.

HOW FREQUENT SHOULD I USE THE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE?

There are different types of neck pains depending on the severity and cause. It’s best to consult with your doctor to know how frequently you can use your traction device for effective results. 

HOW LONG SHOULD I USE THE THERATRAC TRACTION DEVICE?

There’s no standard time as to how long you should use the traction device. It depends on your doctor’s orders and prescription. Be sure to consult your doctor before using this device, but you can start with a ten-minute interval to see how it works. 

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR CERVICAL TRACTION?

Persons of any age can use cervical traction devices. However, it’s best to check with your doctor to verify if your condition can be treated using a traction device. Persons with inflammatory diseases, malignancy, fracture and spine instability shouldn’t use the traction devices. 

DOES THE THERATRAC CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE HAVE A WARRANTY?

Yes. The traction has a warranty period of one year. Within that period, a replacement for a malfunctioning part or unit can get issued. However, note that you cannot return the device due to the medical nature of the product. 

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Wayne Penello
Easy to use, Great service

Suffering from a C6 Compression fracture. The device is providing relief and I am sleeping better. Customer service is outstanding. Thank you OrthoBracing

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Donna Carr
Perfect equipment

I have had chronic neck issues. Pinched nerve I receive therapy once a month. This is great for in between.


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SHIPPING RATES:

 

Shipping Method

Estimated Shipping Time

Cost

Economy

7-10 Business Days*

Free

Standard Shipping

4-5 Business Days**

$9.99

Express

2-3 Business Days

Calculated at Checkout

Overnight

1 Business Day

Calculated at Checkout

 * OrthoBracing.com’s choice for shipping method ie USPS, FedEx, UPS.

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  • If Expedited shipping is needed, charges still apply.
  • OrthoBracing.com’s special offers may not be combined with any previously placed orders.

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  • Orders placed by 12 noon EST will generally ship the same day or next-day depending on the product and warehouse location, pending credit approval and inventory status. Customers needing delivery to arrive by a certain date should choose an expedited shipping method.
  • Orders are processed and shipped with priority given to overnight, 2nd-day air and 3-day select orders. Ground orders are shipped as soon as possible but may be delayed due to inventory status.
  • Eastern Standard Time is used when placing and shipping orders.
  • The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges when returning an item for an exchange or for a return. See Return Policy for determining if a product is eligible for exchange or return. 

SHIPMENT DAMAGE:

If a package is damaged, the customer is asked to notify OrthoBracing.com in order to file a damage claim with the carrier.  We will then send out a replacement item for the original.  Notification of shipment damage cannot be used to cancel an order altogether.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact us (704) 312-2575 

 



Returns

OrthoBracing.com is committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer care. For this, we have specific guidelines to ensure proper communication. Please read below:

IMPORTANT

Individual results will vary when using Cold Therapy. It is strongly suggested that you work with your healthcare provider before making any purchases of medical equipment or supplies. OrthoBracing.com does not provide a warranty or guarantee that a cold therapy product will treat your condition or relieve your symptoms. All cold therapy products have a minimum 30-day warranty. 

WARRANTY

The almost all products sold on OrthoBracing.com are available for warranty replacement, if defective. If you have a question about the return eligibility of a particular product please contact customer service at warranty@orthobracing.com 

We reserve the right to limit multiple requests for warranty replacement on products that are deemed damaged by customer misuse, abuse, or failure to properly maintain the equipment to manufacturers' specifications.

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

Please email returns@orthobracing.com to initiate a return or exchange to receive an RA# after verifying your purchase is eligible for exchange or refund. 

EXCHANGES

Orders made by mistake (i.e. a left instead of a right, medium instead of a large, Breg Polar Care Cube pad vs. Breg Kodiak Pad, etc.) are eligible for an exchange if the incorrect size or item was ordered.

All items must be in NEW condition to be exchanged (they cannot be used; plastic bag must be sealed for all cold therapy pads). There is no restocking fee but a return shipping fee will apply if OrthoBracing.com is asked to send a return label. Before shipping any product back, you must first obtain an authorization number (RA#) via email at the following address: CS@OrthoBracing.com.

If you have additional questions please contact customer support by phone (704)312-2575 or email cs@orthobracing.com, during normal business hours (9:00am-1pm EST).

RETURNS

Returns are accepted if returned within 14-days of delivery, are in NEW / UNUSED condition, are in their original packaging with documentation and the blue security tape is still 100% intact. If all conditions are met, a 25% restocking fee will apply. If not, we regretfully cannot accept it as a return. 

Because cold therapy products come in contact with incisions after orthopedic surgery and use municipal water, we have to make the assumption that once they leave our facility they have been used. We cannot, in good faith, ship this type of merchandise to another patient and have them bear the increased risk of getting an infection. For you as a customer, we want you to know that all cold therapy products coming from our warehouse have not been used by another customer in any manner. All sales final on cold therapy products. 

Before shipping any product back, you must first obtain an authorization number (RA#) via email at the following address: returns@OrthoBracing.com. The RA# must be written on the packing slip inside the box. Do not write RA# on product boxes and do not put return label on manufacturer’s packaging. Please ship returns in a study box.

OrthoBracing.com will not be responsible for lost return packages. Please provide tracking numbers via email if the sender is shipping back. Otherwise, OrthoBracing will send you a return shipping label and the cost of that shipping will be deducted from the refund. 

Do not refuse the delivery of your order. Refunds will not be issued for refused shipments.

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The below items are NOT ELIGIBLE for return or exchange:

  • Cold Therapy Units
  • Cold Therapy Pads/Wraps
  • Used Braces
  • Sterile dressings and pads
  • Products without original packaging
  • Cervical Traction Devices
  • TENS units

 

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