Complex of underwater spine extension «Aqua-horizontal»

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Complex of underwater spine extension «Aqua-horizontal» by TMM company is designed for treatment of neurological signs of spine osteochondrosis.

Traction is one of the methods of medical rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases and their consequences.

The success of underwater traction therapy is resulting from simultaneous effect of warm water and small load on the spine, that leads to complete relaxation of muscles and stretching of the near-vertebral tissues and ligaments.


Therapeutic effects:

— decrease of edema and elimination of compression of the strangulated root of the spinal nerve;

— restoration of the correct anatomical ratio of the elements of the damaged motor segment of the spine;

— decrease of internal disk pressure, reduction of a protrusion of an intervertebral disk;

— improvement of trophism in the tissues of the vertebral motor segment;

— pronounced analgesic and miorelaxing effect.

Procedure description:

A patient is securely fixed on a traction board of «Aqua-horizontal» complex with a corset and a belt designed by TMM company.

After that the traction board with the patient is moved into inclined (working) position in a bathtub preliminarily filled with water. The procedure of extension starts*. Loading of the spine departments is done by means of an electrical device controlled by the control panel.


The emergency pneumatic button available for the patient allows to break the procedure at any moment.

After the extension procedure has finished, the traction board moves into horizontal (initial) position. The patient is released from the corset and belt, shifted to a gurney and taken to the room for rest.

Advantages of the complex:

Mechanized movement of the traction platform from the horizontal (initial) to the inclined (working) position and back ensures the most careful handling of the patient.

The wide range of sizes of corsets and belts allows to select an individual set for every patient.

The system of loading of «Aqua-horizontal» complex provides smooth and speed-controlled modes of increasing and decreasing of load.

«Aqua-horizontal» complex is made of stainless steel, that allows to use mineral water for the procedure and treat the patients of large build and height**.

A large angle of lifting of the traction platform from the upper level of the bathtub provides a high-quality cleaning of the complex.

Complex of underwater spine extension «Aqua-horizontal» does not require a large room and special installation conditions. It is easy to maintain and operate.

Parts of the equipment:

1 – bathtub;

2 – traction board;

3 – mechanism of loading of spinal departments;

4 – control panel of the mechanism of loading and movement;

5 – corset;

6 – belt.



* The procedure of underwater spine extension is taken on doctor’s prescription only.

** According to the test results, the traction platform of the complex withstands a load up to 540 kg


Статья «Подводные тракции в лечении нейро-ортопедических нарушений у больных с поясничной дискогенной радикулопатией».

Регистрационное удостоверение  № ФСР 2011/11808

Декларация о соответствии РОСС RU.АЯ.79.Д11336

Патент на изобретение (способ лечения) № 2232004

Патент на изобретение (конструкция) № 2187291

Протокол клинических испытаний от 01 октября 2001 г.