THE SCIENCE

Muscle control is fundamental to posture and movement

Activcore applies a unique neuromuscular approach to physical therapy and performance training that gets to the underlying root cause of your pain and movement limitations. Known as Redcord NEURAC (NEURomuscular ACtivation), this tool and technique takes suspension based exercises to new heights in order to bridge the gaps between injury, health and optimal fitness.

For more than 25 years, Redcord NEURAC has been practiced by top physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other medical professionals around the world. It has also been peer-reviewed with over 100 published research studies in industry-approved publications such as SPINE, Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Human Kinetics, and Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

 

The problem

Neuromuscular Deactivation

Many physical events (injury, illness, surgery, pregnancy, etc.) can alter your brain’s capacity to switch on the right muscles, at the right time, and with the right amount of strength. Known as neuromuscular deactivation, this process involves a loss of signal strength to the smaller muscles that help control joint stability. Subsequently, your larger muscles tend to take over (compensate) for the lack of foundational motor control. It is this muscle imbalance that creates a vicious cycle of abnormal movement patterns, postural changes, and chronic pain and dysfunction.

Neuromuscular deactivation impairs not just how you move, but also how you recover from injury and trauma. It can even disrupt the way you regulate normal bodily processes like voiding urine (i.e., pelvic floor dysfunction).

Common sources of muscle control issues

  • Sports and repetitive use Sports and repetitive use
  • Injury and pain Injury and pain
  • Surgery and medication Surgery and medication
  • Sedentary lifestyle Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor posture Poor posture
  • Pregnancy and childbirth Pregnancy and childbirth
 

The solution

Neuromuscular activation

With the Redcord suspension system, your provider has a unique ability to assess and retrain how you move without any interference of pain or compensation. Similar to floating in water, there are slings and bungee cords that support and assist you with each exercise. This creates an ideal training environment to correct underlying muscle imbalances.

Neuromuscular activation is like flipping on a light switch to muscles that have dimmed due to pain, injury and inactivity. These exercises are intelligently designed to help you regain control of functional movement patterns across each chain of muscles (myofascial chains) for better mobility, stability, balance and coordination.

Activcore is proud to be the nation’s leading authority in Redcord NEURAC. Founded in Norway, this method is based on the latest research and scientific principles that recommend the use of closed kinetic chain exercises, combined with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation, to restore muscle control and pain-free movement patterns.

Redcord NEURAC offers hundreds of stabilization exercises which leverage your own body weight as resistance. Having the ability to carefully "load" your neck, trunk or limb during each precise movement makes this a safe, appropriate and highly effective exercise option for people of all ages, genders, and strength levels.

Redcord NEURAC delivers real results faster than conventional physical therapy and strength training. The difference is neurological. When your mind and body are fully connected, the effects are unrivaled.