User Voices


Sara M. Meeks, P.T., M.S., G.C.S. SARA MEEKS PHYSICAL THERAPY Gainesville, Florida, USA
“I whole-heartedly and un-equivocally endorse the Mastercare® Back-A-Traction® inversion table as an adjunct to exercise therapy for patients with many diagnoses. I have personally used the unit as a treatment modality for patients with osteoporosis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, chronic back pain and many different postural problems all with tremendous clinical results.
I have also recommended the use of this unit as an adjunct to training for athletes and personally use the unit whenever I can.”
“The Mastercare Back-A-Traction unit is particularly suited to a busy clinic setting because the unit locks at either -15º or -30º  of inversion and the patient can be taught to use the unit independently, thus freeing up the therapists for other work in the clinic.”

Sara Meeks, P.T. M.S. G.C.S., American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Gainesvill, Florida, USA

“The beauty of the Mastercare device is that it provides a very reliable method for a daily home treatment which would greatly benefit youngsters who are so busy with school and sports schedules – that they often cannot come to the clinic on a regular basis. This unit would also significantly decrease the cost of scoliosis treatment.

I believe, that if the idiopathic juvenile scoliosis in young teens is detected early and a systematic plan of treatment is carried out using a combination of axial traction (with the Mastercare being the best system I know of) corrective exercises, and EMS stimulation, an optimal outcome can be achieved.”

Kathy A. McCuan, D.C.

Thomas Klüft, Växjö, Sweden, Fitness leader
“Besides stretching and unwinding the back, backward inversion makes it easier for the return to the heart and lungs of venous blood which then gets faster oxygenated.”
Claes Lenngerd, Occupational Physician at the City Health Trollhättan, Sweden
“Within the community we use, with very good result, Mastercare table is placed in several workplaces. Within a separate project continuous case-studies are carried out under structured forms.”
“As a sports therapy type device, the Mastercare makes a tremendous amount of sense. The mini is particularly useful since it is portable.

Most sports such as cricket and rugby, which Craig is involved in are very ‘compressive’ in the nature of the biomechanics involved. This is particularly true of fast bowlers, and the tight five in rugby. The controlled longitudinal traction with the dynamic nature of the moving portion of the table in the professional version, makes for an excellent way to decompress the spine, stretch muscles and ligaments and allows for physical therapy to take place for the first time in a ‘distracted position’.

IN other words, since the table is so stable and the patient is locked in, a lot of the myofascial release, stretching, dry needling, electrotherapy and joint mobilization/manipulation techniques can take place in 15 or 30 degrees of inversion. Also since the intervertebral discs require ‘movement’ for nourishment, the inversion forces could encourage better nourishment of the nucleus pulposis.

Nick Boden, Chiropractic Physician
Malaysia – 2008

Lennart Dimberg, Trollhättan, Sweden, MD ph Doctor
“The Swedish Mastercare has been found to reduce low-back pain, when used regularly at the work-place.   Many patients describe the effect as sensational, and in contrast to pain killers, has virtually no side-effects.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that certain types of low-back pain, with muscle spasms are treated to full healing with this equipment.”

“The medical conclusion is that Mastercare, The Swedish Back Care System, means a break-through in nearly all back-care rehabilitation.”

“I highly recommend using the Mastercare Inversion Table.”

I was introduced to it 6 years ago, when I, as a physiotherapist, was invited to a professional demonstration. I know immediately that this is the thing I was looking for years.

I think that as a physiotherapist I have to teach people how to take care of themselves. I prefer to give people fishing poles rather than fish.With the Mastercare, everybody can live for ever with no back pains.

I bought one Mastercare Inversion Table for myself , for home use. I have a severe Scoliosis and a severe risk for Osteoporosis. The daily traction that I have by using the bed, prevent any back pains in spite the very hard physical work that I am doing daily. In addition, as a physiotherapist I made a study of the ways how to prevent, or, how to slow Osteoporosis. Traction and rotation with traction on the spines are recommended.

While exercising on the bed I make rotation and other exercises.
I have a wonderful feeling when I use the Mastercare, and I often recommend using it to my patients.

Grateful yours     
Shulamit Koren, Israel

Karin Timmermans, P.T. MASTERCARE TRAININGCENTER, Kalmthout, Belgium
“As a physiotherapist I can certainly recommend the Mastercare®Back-A-Traction® In our Backcenter in Belgium we are using 6 of these devices for nearly 6 years now and year after year our center keeps growing as we obtain very good and exceptional results on the table.”
"As a physiotherapist working with backpatients every day I know that the Mastercare Back-A-Taction is perfect to treat ... most of all backproblems. I would like to recommend this device to anyone who wants to help people with backcomplaints." -Karin Timmermans, P.T., Mastercare Training Centre, Kalmthout, Belgium

Natural Spinal Decompression with Mastercare Back-A-Traction

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P.T. Karin Timmermans at Mastercare Training Centre:

“Most backcomplaints are caused by instability of the spine. The condition of our disc is being most responsible for a good functioning segment. That means that if the amount of fluid in the disc is decreasing, the distance between the vertebrae is decreasing, the stability is getting lost and nerves can be pinched.

On the Mastercare device we find that due to its moving backrest with an inclination of 15°, the tractionforce is big enough to effect a structural change at the spinal segment, because this moving backrest eliminates friction. The moving backrest also permits us to do some more exercises to relieve pressure on the joints and realign the pelvis with a few simple stretching movements as to increase mobility.

We obtain relaxation, decreasing of pain and musclespasm, increase mobility, increase circulation and nutrition towards discs and joints, postural correction and re-alignment of pelvic and spine, increasing muscle balance and power in an unloaded position.”

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How and why Mastercare Back-A-Traction is useful for Physical Therapist

…Mastercare Back-A-Traction is an adjunct to exercise therapy for patients with many diagnoses, allowing treatment while patients are in supine or prone position…    

Mastercare Back-A-Traction offers Natural Spinal Decompression

Thanks to its moving backrest the traction force is sufficient to relieve the pressure of joints and spine already in 15º inclination, which is enough to ensure a comfortable position and allow the muscles to be relaxed in between each exercise, and still have the best results of inversion.    

Mastercare Back-A-Traction is the only scientifically tested and evaluated inversion product on the market. It has been successfully used all over the world since 1987 by medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, naprapaths etc. for patient groups with mobility difficulties due to back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee problems.  

Mastercare Back-A-Traction is being used in Sweden in the education at:
– The Naprapath College, Stockholm
– Physical Therapist School in Lund
– Physical Therapist School at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm.

The Mastercare Concept – which has been developed together with experienced medical doctors and physical therapists in Sweden – is based on decompression of discs and joints in combination with simple therapeutic exercises in 15º inversion. Its moving backrest transforms the bodyweight into gravity traction and the exercises are done in an unloaded and pain free position, which renders in general a decompression throughout the entire body.

The Mastercare System is unique as in 15° you can combine different techniques on one single device so that it becomes very practical in today’s clinic, such as: 

– Traction

– Mobilization 

– Stabilization

– Manipulation 

– Soft tissue

– Use McKenzie principle under traction

Help and treat more patients at the same time and increase your income!
After introduction the patients can often treat themselves and regain an
active life with less pain. 

Effects from using Mastercare Back-A-Traction:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased fluid in joints and discs and increased oxygenation
  • Nutriment in – dross out
  • Stretching and toning of muscles
  • Increased blood circulation and mobility
  • A nice relaxation throughout the entire body!
  • Improved patient results

Mastercare Back-A-Traction prevents and rehabilitate following problems:

  • Chronic back pain (lumbar, thorax and cervical)
  • Pain in shoulders and neck 
  • Muscle pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Certain whiplash-injuries
  • Bechterews disease  (also called Morbus Bechterew, Marie  Strumpell disease, rheumatoid spondylitis, and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Tiredness in the back
  • Hip-joint and knee-joint arthritis (worn out hips and knees)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Many postural problems

The product is CE-marked in Europe which means that it fulfils the demands for Medical Device, Class 1. 


By making these testimonies, references and articles available, does not automatically mean that Mastercare AB recommends or endorses any of these facilities and their treatment methods... It is their comments and endorsements of Mastercare Products that we want to highlight!

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