Since 2012 Physical Therapy at CHARM has utilized the revolutionary closed-chain suspension therapy system by Redcord called - The Neurac (NEURomuscular ACtivation) Method. The Redcord Neurac provides the ability to off-load the body weight sufficiently to produce a pain-free environment in which our patients can once again regain proper neuromuscular control.
Through Neurac testing we can readily identify weak links in the neuromyofascial (kinetic) chain that are commonly responsible for skeletal asymmetry, muscle compensation, strength imbalances, and chronic pain patterns. Testing is critical in the patient recovering from trauma, struggling with chronic pain, undergoing regenerative medicine, or simply interested in maximizing performance and decreasing the risk of injury.
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This leads to impaired movement quality, abnormal muscle tension, decreased functional strength, decreased balance, fatigue, fear, and risk of additional injury. Even when the original pain subsides, the stabilizer system often remains “switched off”, leading to chronic dysfunction and pain.
Neurac or Neuromuscular Activation is an innovative therapy here at CHARM aimed at restoring normal function by stimulating these “sleepy stabilizers” through carefully designed closed kinetic chain exercises. Using a system of slings and body weight off-loading we can test and treat “weak links” in your body’s neuromyofascial functional chains.
Chronic pain is often caused by these tight muscles that will simply not release their grip. These gripping patterns not only create pain but they confuse the stabilizers discussed above. One of the most powerful ways to quiet tight muscles that are doing too much and gently facilitate the deeper stabilization system is through high frequency vibration. The use of the Stimula, a safe, painfree, high frequency vibration that attaches to the ropes of the Neurac, provides additional feedback to those "sleepy stabilizers". Adjusting the power and the frequency of the stimulation gives the therapists at CHARM the ability to stimulate a variety of muscle groups that require attention from the scapular stabilizers to those stubborn glutes.
Redcord Therapy provides a pain free environment where the interaction between the brain, feedback/feedforward receptors, and the muscles results in the restoration of optimal movement patterns.
Closed Kinetic Chain
Body Weight Off-Loading
Maximizing Deep Stability
Restoring Normal Movement Patterns
Weak Link Testing...Changes your GAME!
When it comes to movement, your body’s optimal function regardless of your age depends on synergy between the muscles that control movement (called stabilizers) and those that create the movement (called prime movers).
Many studies have shown that the stabilizer muscles tend to “switch off” due to pain, joint instability, poor alignment, long-term postural strain patterns, and simple disuse. As a result, prime mover muscles attempt to take over the stabilizer’s job.