What makes us different
Traction – Out with the old in with the new!
All of the awkward shortcomings of older traction tables have been eliminated.
After years of using a traditional traction table with all the ropes, limited angle of pull and positioning, physical therapy now offers patients a unique treatment table and concept, called the 3D active trac.
- Table adjusts in 3 dimensions- Flexion/extension, rotation and side bending.
- Ideal for acute back pain being able to accommodate to their most comfortable position.
- No ropes, the table is motorized and computerized, direct, efficient, steady and comfortable.
- Advantage Rehab Inc. is the only physical therapy department in Alexandria to offer this adjustable table that fits the patient.
Conditions that may be treated with traction include back pain, neck pain, herniated disc, protruding disc, degenerative disc disease, porterior facet syndrome and sciatica.
“We would never be able to go back to a standard table. There really is no comparison”
Inconjuction with traction, strengthening it is vital to help promote stabilization and decrease further risk of injury. At times when there is a herniation, exercise can be further irritating because of the movement.
At Advantage Rehab we are able to complete strengthening without movement through the use of the ATM (Active Therapeutic Movements). The ATM provides stability while you are able to complete muscle contractions which allow the back to begin to support itself again.
Read more about ATM: www.backproject.com
Ashley Kuhnau, Physical Therapist Assistant
Advantage Rehab Inc.
700 Cedar Street, Suite 153
Alexandria, MN 56308
At Advantage Rehab Inc., our approach to physical therapy has been and continues to be successfull helping many people get rid of their pain. Some clinics offer strictly a manual approach, others focus solely on exercise and less hands on, and others still use only feel good tools like ultrasound or e-stim that help for the moment.
The human body is complex, and we fully understand that each of these tools are nessesary and work at their greatest when used together to make you feel better. We don’t leave anything out, and we take our time to make sure it’s done right! You will never be stuck on a treadmill or a bike, or just be sent home with exercises. When you come to us, you are here to feel better and find a solution to your pain, and your time won’t be wasted!
Mike Savageau, Physical Therapist and Owner