ApplicationNo. 07/155476 filed on 02/12/1988
US Classes:601/115, Rolling utilizing couch, chair, or other support482/907, STRETCHING602/38Counter-traction or reciprocal stress means
ExaminersPrimary: Burr, Edgar S.
Assistant: Asher, Kimberly L.
International ClassesA61H 1/02 (20060101)
A63B 21/002 (20060101)
AbstractThis invention is in the general field of Rehabilitation Apparatus for the human back and, in particular, it provides a self-help, portable apparatus, which allows the operator to apply intermittant traction to the lower Lombar region of his back. The position of a radius surface in relation to the position of the operators knees, places the Lombar area of his back on an outside circle that is at the peak of the radius surface. The traction force that is created by the weight of the upper Torso of the operator may be lessened by the use of the operators arms, or it may be increased by pulling on an Adjustable Pull Bar.The apparatus may also be used for strengthening exercises for the back muscles, while the spinal column remains under decompression. The invention is designed for quick assembly, and equally quick "knock down" for storage or transporting.