This video shows how to use the Hill Laboratories Anatomotor. The Anatomotor is a multi-purpose table used primarily for roller massage relaxation, manipulation, physical therapy, lumbar traction, buck's traction and cervical traction.
The Anatomotor has been a trusted leader among traction-massage treatment tables for nearly 60 years. Amazingly versatile, the Anatomotor is designed for soft-tissue massage, intermittent and constant traction, heat and vibration.
The Anatomotor has a moving top on which the patient glides back and forth just under the normal respiration rate. Two sets of adjustable-height massage rollers straddle the spine and rhythmically loosen taut muscles. This deep-kneading massage effectively prepares the patient for traction which actually separates the spinal vertebrae.
With the Hill Traction Control Unit, traction is created as the gliding top pulls against the controlled resistance of the traction unit. Traction force is regulated between 0 and 200 pounds and can be applied in several different forms from cervical (with the Hill Cervical Device / no pressure on the chin) to full lumbar-sacral traction using the traction harnesses. Therapists may treat with constant or intermittent traction.
The Anatomotor is also ideal for applying passive range of motion to arms, shoulders and legs. Available with optional heat, vibration and unique leg rollers which massage the calves and thighs to relax muscles and increase circulation.