THE SCIENCE

Optimizing your mind-muscle connection

Activcore takes a more active approach to pain science and chronic pain relief. Termed NEURAC (NEURomuscular ACtivation), this is a proven technique that has been practiced by leading physical therapists across the world for over 25 years, and peer-reviewed with more than 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 loss of muscle control impairs your ability to properly stabilize joints through their range of motion. It can also disrupt how you recover from injury and trauma, and even how you regulate normal bodily processes like voiding.

With neuromuscular deactivation, other muscles tend to take over and compensate for the loss of muscle control. This creates a vicious cycle that eventually leads to physical imbalances, instability and even more pain and 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

Utilizing the Redcord suspension system, your provider has a unique ability to assess how you move without the interference of pain or compensation. There are slings and bungee cords to assist you through each precise movement. Similar to floating in water, this creates a weightless and painless environment ideal for correcting underlying motor control issues.

Neuromuscular activation is like flipping on a light switch to muscles that have gone dim due to injury, pain and inactivity. With each suspension exercise, you are accelerating motor learning to regain muscle control, coordination, and eventually strength and power.

Activcore is proud to be recognized as the leading authority in NEURAC (NEURomuscular ACtivation). All Activcore providers are specially trained in use of the Redcord suspension system — the preeminent tool and method for delivering neuromuscular activation.

The purpose of NEURAC is to retrain the way your mind and muscles work together for a smarter, balanced body. Oftentimes your provider will shake the ropes while you are exercising (called perturbation) for even greater neuromuscular challenge.

NEURAC is an active treatment technique that 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.