Ever heard of traction, Mr Black…?

That’s what the Physiotherapist asked me on today’s (second) session…. and the first thing that came into my head was Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball. The famous scene where he is in a traction machine and left for a while by the therapist… only to have the baddie (Count Lippe) put it on a top setting to try to kill Bond…

Then that thought turned to the medieval rack…

I replied to the Physiotherapist that I had heard of it… but needless to say I didn’t think for one minute it would be anything like I had seen before….

As it was, I lay on my back with my knees bent, feet flat. A strap was placed around my lower leg just under mt knee joint, and the Physiotherapist must’ve have worn the other end of the straping around her (I couldn’t actually see anything apart from the ceiling!!!). To apply traction the Physiotherapist pulled her weight against the straps – and by heck…. ooof! Not the nicest thing in the world, and I hurt a fair chunk now.

I have to go back for more next week (Happy happy joy joy…) – but until then I have to use a TENS machine on my lower back to try and get some relief. She did say I need to make sure I keep up the Nordic Walking, as that has helped get rid of the constant pain (Now I just hurt when I move, and not all the time).

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