Burnaby Spinal Decompression Traction Therapy


Expert Physio Traction Therapy

Some of the common conditions that we treat here at Expert Physio are those that are related to back and neck issues. You may be one of the many people who have suffered a spinal injury or have a disease that is affecting this area of your body.

If you do, you may be experiencing a significant amount of pain and discomfort, as well as limited mobility. We have many different treatments that can help with this, one of these being traction therapy (also called spinal decompression therapy). 

Pain Relief

The first thing you are going to want us to address for your back or neck issue is some relief for your pain. As physiotherapists, we rely on many different approaches for this (that do not rely on the use of prescribed pain medications).

In developing a comprehensive treatment plan for you, our first step will be an assessment to determine your past and present medical history, as well as a detailed clinical examination. During this assessment, and with your goals in mind, we will determine if traction therapy and / or which other forms of treatment will aid in your recovery. 

Using Traction Therapy

When traction is used, it applies a controlled force to the area being treated. Your pain may be as a result of the bones (vertebrae) in your spine compressing together; potentially irritating nerves.

The force from the traction causes a negative pressure helping to ease this compression bringing you some much needed pain relief. The traction treatment may be applied manually by one of our highly skilled physiotherapists (manual traction), or with the use of a traction machine (spinal decompression table).

Types of Conditions

Our skilled physiotherapists have used traction treatments for several types of conditions including but not limited to: 

  • Chronic pain
  • Relieving pain in the neck or lower back
  • Sciatica ( thigh and leg pain ) 
  • Disc bulges or protruding discs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Intervertebral disc
  • Arthritis in the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Disc herniations
  • Arthritis pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Other spinal disc issues

What Are The Benefits Of Spinal Traction?

There are numerous benefits associated with using traction therapy. Some of them include: 

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved blood flow
  • Increased flexibility
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Enhanced range of motion
  • Better posture
  • Less stress on joints
  • Accelerated tissue repair

Do I Need A Doctors Referral For Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?

No, you don’t need a referral to see us but you might need one if your insurance company demands it. Therefore, please check with your insurance provider before making an appointment. If you would like more information about how we can assist you with your condition, please contact us today!

Your Treatment Plan

Once you have been assessed by one of our physiotherapists, a treatment plan will be developed for you. Although many people may suffer from any one of the above listed conditions, every person is unique. Our physiotherapists will make their decision to use traction based on the exam findings, and your personal goals. Here at Expert Physio, everyone receives a detailed personalized care plan.

Our customized plan may also include a combination of treatments including laser therapy or cold therapy, massage therapy, therapeutic exercise program, advanced manual therapy techniques, shockwave therapy, muscle energy techniques, etc.


At Expert Physio, we rely heavily on educating our patients. The more you know about your condition, the better you will understand it. You will have a greater appreciation for the treatments that we are recommending for you, and you will have confidence in the physiotherapist that has been assigned to you. Knowing that you are getting the proper treatment; from a professional that cares about reducing your pain and improving your function, will go a long way in helping you recover both physically and mentally.

Why Expert Physio ? 

Over 300 physicians from all over the lower mainland refer to our clinic because we are known for our excellence in care. As well, we have ten highly experienced physiotherapists to choose from. We also work out of our centrally located clinic with ample free parking, and have extended clinic hours Monday through Saturday for ease of appointment booking. 

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of traction or any other treatment depends on how many treatments you need and what other procedures may be utilized. In any event, we strive to keep all of our care and treatment affordable. If you have insurance, this may help to reduce your costs even further.

When you choose Expert Physio for your care and treatments, you are putting yourself in the hands of highly skilled, experienced, and caring physiotherapists. Please don’t put up with your discomfort any longer. Give us a call so we can start you on the road to a better quality of life.


Expert Physio

6501 Sprott St Suite 1, Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8, Canada

(604) 294-3376