- Our aim at Optimal BodyWorks is to inspire and educate Swindon about the benefits Postural and Spinal Corrective Care has to offer. We are dedicated to deliver the highest quality service in a friendly and efficient manner.
- We go out of our way to help and encourage our patients to be their best, whether it's in the work place, home or recreational. People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from our safe and caring environment.
- Trying to balance the pressures of daily life can be tough and on occasion injury and illness can challenge us all. Getting you back to your Optimal Health and preventing - to the best of your body's ability - future set backs is key to enjoying a healthy and fulfilling life.
- While individuals initially consult Optimal BodyWorks with aches and pains - which may interfere with their ability to perform or enjoy life - others visit us to ensure their Spine and Nervous System is in good condition and to keep it that way. Preventative and Wellness care is we believe the way forward.
What is the Y-Strap adjustment?
The Y-Strap Y-Axis stretching tool has become quite famous over social media platforms through videos.
This spine stretching tool is sometimes being used by practitioners to execute High-Velocity and Low-Amplitude movements, also known as “adjustments”.
Why is this tool called a Y-Strap?
The Y-Strap, or y-axis traction strap to be more specific, gets its name from two characteristics that describe it:
A) The shape it has when used on the user’s neck and the axis it is used in regarding the user’s body.
After fastening the Y-Strap to the user’s head size with the small adjuster, the two “arms” of the “y” lead to the handle bar of the y-strap that is used to perform the y strap adjustment stretch in the y-axis of the user’s body.
B) The body axis (Y-Axis) where the force takes place: The Y-Axis, also known as vertical axis is aligned with the spine, head and legs.
How does the Y-Strap adjustment work?
The Y-Strap adjustment works by stretching the spine pulling the head in the Y-Axis of the body. This pulling force generates a decompression in the vertebral discs.
The Y-Strap is used for stretching purposes with slow and smooth stretching motion, but some therapists prefer to apply a HVLA (High Velocity, Low Amplitude) movement. This is when the Y-Strap applies an “adjustment” to the user.