TracPal is a new, simple, fully portable and innovative device used to alleviate chronic pain in the hip or knee caused by wear-tear injuries (e.g. osteoarthritis or intense training).
Discover the benefits of self-traction therapy
Joint traction is an old and proven method that has been used for musculoskeletal treatment since early days.
Manual traction is a mobility technique accepted in clinics and used by physiotherapists, physicians, osteopaths and chiropractors to reduce pain and other symptoms. During a traction treatment, a care provider is slightly distracting the joint. Allowing the joint-capsule to stretch which decreases intra-articular pressure giving more space in the targeted area.
The knee and hip-joint contain synovial fluid that acts as lubrication between the moving surfaces in the joint. When the surrounding soft tissue is too tight or/and the movement mechanics are of a poor quality, the surfaces inside the joint can compress and experience an array of problems. One of which is that the synovial fluid gets pushed out of the joint-capsule and the joint cartilage is damaged because there Is too little space. This thinning of the synovial fluid and wearing away of the cartilage lead to the symptoms of osteoarthritis. As traction slightly separates the bones in the affected joint, it results in immediate pain relief and for nutritious synovial fluid to flow back to the joint-capsule, thus strengthen the cartilage and joint
The TracPal device helps to perform manual self-traction therapy of the hip joint (Long Axis Hip Traction) and the knee joint (Tibio Femoral Traction). Manual traction therapy is one important part of a line of combined options for treating hip and knee-joint disorders. Therapy with a manual therapist versus using TracPal.
TracPal comes in a travel-friendly textile bag, allowing you to take TracPal with you when you travel. It is convenient to use the device in hotels, gyms and virtually any location with a door.
Hip Traction (Click here for video guides)
The door jamb strap should be adjusted using the pin to fit the width of the door so that the ankle strap is up against the door jamb.
Place the door strap in the door jamb about 20-50 cm up from the floor, close the door and pull tight.
Put on the ankle strap by placing the short-end over the foot, followed by the long-end. Place the long-end strap above the ankle for best result. Insert the long strap into the buckle, pull tight using the finger loop and secure.
Lay down on the back at a slight angle from the door jamb, push away with the opposite leg while being fully relaxed in the leg to be treated. Do the pull for 2 minutes, relax for 30 seconds. Repeat two to three times.
Use the Yoga Block during hip traction under the knee for less strain on the knee capsule and for easier relaxation between intervals. Use the Yoga Block at all times If you suffers from joint-hypermobility.
The Yoga Block can as well be used under the foot for better reach during push away.
Knee Traction (Click here for video guides)
*Yoga Block sold separately
Make sure that the door jamb strap is adjusted using the pin to fit the width of the door so that a minimum of 5 pin holes (about 8cm) is left outside the door jamb.
Place the door strap in the door jamb at floor level, close the door and pull tight.
Put on the ankle strap by placing the short-end strap over the foot, followed by the long-end. Place the long-end strap above the ankle for best result. Insert the long-end strap into the buckle, pull tight using the finger loop and secure.
Place the Yoga Block* under the knee and lay down on the back at a slight angle away from the door jamb. Push away with the opposite leg while being fully relaxed in the leg to be treated. Do the pull for 2 minutes, relax for 30 seconds. Repeat two to three times.
We have designed TracPal to be as sturdy and comfortable as possible. Thanks to the use of premium materials and high-quality production the TracPal device will last you a very long time.
In the bundle:
spare Rubber Ring/Pin
TracPal Strap is a “One size fits all” solution.
TracPal strap is machine-washable.