Therapeutic stretching of the spine
The aim of stretching the spine is to free the accidentally pinched nerves from the pressure of protrusive discs, thus reducing the sense of pain, numbness and burning in the extremities. The muscles of the spine are stretched, and so is the load on the joints as well as the extent of scoliosis decreased. Gravitational force is used for the stretching.
The Bat Bench is a stabile, officially listed medical accessory.
The extent of stretching and the exact angle need to be adjusted on the bench according to your needs. You may communicate with the staff throughout the whole treatment. Should you experience any kind of inconvenience, stretching can be stopped by simply pressing a button at any time and the bench may be led back to the original, horizontal position.
Treatment is carried out in your street clothes in lying position. Before stretching your ankles are fastened with soft bands to the bench at two points. Lying comfortably on the bench, it will be bent at an angle of 4-5 degrees to the direction of your head. You will remain in this position for 2 or 3 minutes to let your body prepare itself for the stretching. Next, the staff will adjust the gravitational bench into the position approriate to your condition. The bench firmly remains in that position. The best results can be reached if you focus only on your relaxation and your body’s responses at this point.
Treating pain and joint wear in the knee and the hip
Since the ankles are fastened before stretching starts, the knee and hip joints are clearly treated during the stretching by allowing a greater distance among the joint surfaces (articular cartilage) to a smaller extent. Our brain processes all information within seconds, and will produce fresh synovial fluid to „grease” the joint surfaces. As soon as the Bat Bench is tilted, pressure is taken away from the knees and pain int he hips is relieved, too. is.
On recommendation of our Balance physiotherapists!
The most frequent conditions and diseases excluding the usage of a bat bench are:
- Pregrancy in stage 2
- Anticoagulant medication
- Untreated hypertension (If treated, the bat bench can be applied.)
- Former stroke, cerebral vein problems, TIA
- Advanced osteoporosis
- Osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone marrow)
- Glaucoma (increase in the inner pressure of the eyes)
- Retinal detachment
- Inflammation of the spinal joints (In case of inflammation no other mechanical therapy is recommended.)
- Acut radiculitis
- Abdominal hernia, inguinal hernia
- Contagious diseases
- Malignant tumor
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal tumor
- Hip replacement, knee replacement, ruptured discus hernia