Flexion/distraction therapy has been used by chiropractors for decades to help treat patients with herniated discs, scoliosis and low back pain. This specialized form of flexion/distraction therapy for scoliosis was developed specifically for the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute by Dr. Leander Eckard, a world leader in chiropractic.

Dr. Eckard created a table specifically designed to straighten the scoliotic spine. The patient lies down on their stomach, and the lower half of the table slowly raises and lowers. This provides gentle, intermittent traction to the spine. Flexion/distraction is not like spinal decompression; the Eckard Flexion/Distraction Table is designed specifically for scoliosis rehabilitation.