The Activcore Blog

Activcore Educates Princeton University's Field Hockey Team

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on August 19, 2019 at 1:02 AM

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Michelle Cesan, former Princeton University Field Hockey Player and member of the USA National Field Hockey Team, had been dealing with back issues for over a year. She reported, “Though I was able to get temporary relief through heat, massage and chiropractic means, nothing lasted more than a day.” Her coaches, trainers and doctors were unsure of the root cause of her symptoms, since both the MRI and bone scan were negative. Michelle was beginning to think she would have to live with the pain. That was until an Athletic Trainer from Princeton University recommended Activcore.

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Topics: Movement Assessment, Pain Relief Treatments, Performance training

Activcore Helps Professional Hockey Players Develop a Smarter, Balanced Body

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Three times a year, I now have the exciting opportunity to teach Redcord suspension and the power of neuromuscular activation to the Washington Capitals Hockey Team. The Capitals first installed Redcord into their athletic training room in 2011, and now they utilize the equipment and training methods as part of their workout routine for NHL and farm team players.

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Topics: SFMA, Movement Assessment, Performance training

Why Doing Push-Ups in Redcord is Effective for Low Back Pain

Posted by Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance on July 23, 2019 at 9:19 PM

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Two physical therapy studies here suggest push-ups in slings are superior to ground based push-ups for improving function of the lumbar muscles. Low back pain patients responded well to this type of muscle activation.

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Topics: Pain Relief Treatments, Redcord research, Performance training