Redcord NEURAC Treatment
NEURAC (NEURomuscular-ACtivation) is an active treatment method for pain that combines bungee-assisted suspension exercises with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation from the ropes to restore strength, stability and pain-free movement control.
Pain Inhibition Cycle
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.
NEURAC aims to reverse this pain cycle by re-activating the person’s neuromuscular system in a completely painless manner. The process begins with a comprehensive movement assessment, from head to toe, to see how the body moves as a whole unit. The physical therapist searches for muscular deficits and abnormal movement strategies contributing to the root cause of the person’s pain. There is also a standardized NEURAC grading scale to quantify the person’s baseline scores and to help “map out” the body. Based on these scores, a treatment program can be tailored for that person.
NEURAC involves a series of suspension exercises combined with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation to help restore strength, stability and movement control. Essential to its success is the provider’s unique ability to apply neuromuscular overload during the exercises, without provoking pain. This is accomplished through Redcord’s patented “bungee assistance” system. Similar to floating in a swimming pool, this weightless environment allows users to focus on each precise movement pattern, without the interference of pain and compensation. Their body weight is slowly added into the routine as they start to re-establish proper control of the movements.