Lateral traction

Lateral traction is a treatment technique in which weight or tension is used to move a body part to the side or away from its original location.

Lateral orientation

A lateral orientation is a position away from the midline of the body. For instance, the arms are lateral to the chest, and the ears are lateral to the head. A medial orientation is a position toward the midline of the body. An example of medial orientation is the eyes, which are medial to the ears on the head.