THE SCIENCE

Muscle control is fundamental to movement

Activcore applies a unique neuromuscular approach 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 exercise to new heights so that you can bridge the gaps between injury, healing and optimal fitness.

For more than 25 years, Redcord NEURAC has been practiced by elite professionals worldwide. 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 signals to the smaller muscles that help stabilize your joints. In turn, the larger muscles tend to take over. It is this compensation and imbalance that creates a vicious cycle of abnormal movement patterns, postural alignment changes, and chronic muscle guarding and pain.

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

Neuromuscular activation helps break the pain cycle by restoring underlying muscle control. Your physical therapist will utilize the Redcord suspension system to create an ideal environment to assess and retrain how you move without the interference of pain or compensation. Similar to floating in water, there are slings and bungee cords that will support you through each precise movement performed in the ropes. 

Neuromuscular activation is like flipping on a light switch to muscles that have dimmed due to pain, injury and inactivity. These are specialized exercises designed to build stability and improve movement quality across entire chains of muscles (myofascial chains) for a smarter, balanced body.

WHY SUSPENSION EXERCISE?

Activcore is proud to be the nation’s foremost authority in suspension based physical therapy. This methodology is grounded in the latest scientific principles and research that recommend the application of "closed kinetic chain" exercises (squats, push ups, pull ups, planks, bridges, etc.) to restore muscle control and total body awareness.
 
By having you perform these movements (and others) on the Redcord suspension system, the physical therapist can optimally challenge your neuromuscular system through a perfect balance of control versus instability.
 
Suspension exercises help you achieve real results faster than conventional PT and strength training. The difference is neurological. When your mind and body are fully connected, the effects are unrivaled.