Updated: Apr 27
So What is Suspension Therapy – and How Can it Help ME?
Here at Actify, we believe in working smarter, not harder. You’re already going through a lot. Maybe you haven’t been able to run as often as you used to, or nagging shoulder pain is keeping you off the court. You don’t want to have to go through more pain and a long rehabilitation before you get back to what you love. And you shouldn’t have to!
Enter Suspension Therapy.
Suspension creates fun and challenging exercises for physical rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement. Performing precise movement patterns in unsteady ropes is the foundation of suspension exercise. By leveraging your own body weight as the resistance, you can do hundreds of movements (bridge, plank, squat, pull up, etc.) from just one single device. Each exercise demands total body awareness and accurate muscle control to help you build a lasting core foundation and a stable body in less time than conventional training methods.
With suspension therapy testing we can expose weaknesses, strengths and potential side differences. From this we can customize a training program for performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Many people have recurrent or acute injury and pain resulting from overworked muscles and weaknesses in muscle interaction. We see it in athletes with inefficient power development, recreational athletes with overuse injuries, but also among workers with sore backs and stiff shoulders. During our testing we are charting weaknesses and can give you answers to the following:
How good is your motor control?
Which muscles are imbalanced and causing you pain?
How do I get rid of this pain and get back to doing what I love?
So how does suspension therapy work?
By introducing slings and bungee cords, your provider can off-weight and support your body throughout each exercise. Similar to floating in a pool, this “zero-gravity” environment helps you facilitate neuromuscular control of the movement, without the interference of pain and compensation. You can apply higher resistances (i.e., more body weight) by releasing some of the pull of these bungees. You can also add more instability and neuromuscular challenge by shaking the ropes, a technique called perturbation. It incorporates key stabilization exercises into your existing training program. These exercises demand high neuromuscular effort, but without the need for high mechanical load, to help you build exceptional core stability and muscle control.
Only with suspension therapy can someone of any age, condition and strength level safely and effectively do suspension based exercises. It creates a unique weightless environment to help bridge the gaps between injury, health, and optimal fitness. In conjunction with other training methods, suspension therapy can get you better and help keep you active and pain-free
across your lifespan. Whether you are attempting to perform the simplest physical tasks without pain, or you are preparing for an Olympic event, suspension therapy offers real solutions to address your needs and achieve your goals.
Would you like find out if suspension therapy can get you back to doing what you love NOW? Fill out this short form for a FREE telephone consultation with one of our clinicians. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals and live a pain free life.