Positioning on the table for a lower back condition…
The patient can be positioned on their back or stomach, whichever is more comfortable. This design is a feature of the Triton DTS table that is missing from many other tables. Once positioned on the table, padded straps are used to securely fasten the patient for treatment.
Positioning on the table for a neck condition…
The patient is put on their back in a semi-seated position where a soft rubber neck harness is used for the treatment. Once in place for the treatment, the computerized equipment starts to pull in small increments, as set by a qualified practitioner.
By using small increments the body is allowed to relax into the treatment which allows the treatment to be more effective and more comfortable. Once the desired amount of tension is reached it is held for 45-60 seconds (dependent on the condition) followed by a 30-second interval of a decreased amount of tension (approximately half of the upper limit).
This continues for 15-25 minutes and then is followed by a slow incremental lowering of tension until no tension is left on the patient.
Many patients have stated that it doesn’t feel like the table is pulling hard enough or that they can handle more, which tells us that it is doing its job properly. The less the patient feels with the appropriate amount of pull the more relaxed their body has become and the more effective the treatment is likely to be. This aspect of treatment is very important as proper parameters (settings) are what make this equipment work. Experience goes a long way when it comes to patient outcomes.