Studies have shown that pain, injury and inactivity can disrupt our neuromuscular system. They alter our brain’s capacity to switch on the right muscles, at the right time, and with the right amount of strength. This loss of muscle control impairs our ability to properly stabilize a joint through its range of motion. As a result, we tend to compensate with other muscles, leading to abnormal movement strategies, muscle strains, and even more pain and restriction.
This is a vicious cycle that physical therapists frequently see in the clinic. Here is an image illustrating how a de-activated shoulder stabilizing muscle (i.e., serratus anterior) limits the range of motion of the arm. As this condition worsens, there is a tendency for other muscles along the kinetic chain to take over for a “weak link” that exists in the shoulder. Therefore, muscle imbalances often exist in areas far away from where the person actually experiences symptoms, such as in the trunk, hip, knee, ankle or foot. Shoulder dysfunction can get deep rooted in these other areas, requiring a more holistic treatment approach.
NEURAC aims to reverse this pain cycle by re-activating your neuromuscular system in a completely painless manner. The process begins with a comprehensive movement assessment, from head to toe. We will look at how your body moves as a whole unit, searching for muscular deficits and abnormal movement strategies contributing to the root cause of your pain. We will also use a standardized NEURAC grading scale to quantify your baseline scores and to help us “map out” your body. Based on these scores, we can design a treatment program tailored just for you.
NEURAC involves a series of suspension exercises combined with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation to help restore strength, stability and movement control. Essential to your success is our unique ability to apply neuromuscular overload during the exercises, without provoking your pain. This is accomplished through Redcord’s patented “bungee assistance” system. Similar to floating in a swimming pool, this weightless environment allows you to focus on each precise movement pattern, without the interference of pain and compensation. Your body weight is slowly added into the routine as you start to re-establish proper control of the movements.
There are more than 80 published research studies and over 25 years of successful treatment applications by physical therapists and athletic trainers around the world to support the role of Redcord NEURAC for physical therapy and sports rehabilitation.
The results can often be dramatic, sometimes with immediate relief of pain and improvement in function. We will also go over a home exercise program to help keep your muscles “activated” between treatment sessions. You will be educated about your condition, why it is happening, and viable strategies to resolve or manage it. Compliance with a home exercise program is absolutely necessary for long term success.
Redcord NEURAC is an effective treatment for countless musculoskeletal conditions. It can also be applied for rehabilitation of all types of orthopedic surgeries. Futhermore, Redcord NEURAC has shown to improve strength, stability and balance for those suffering from a neurological condition, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease or Spinal Cord Injury.
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