RedCord is a unique treatment approach that uses one’s own body weight to restore proper neuromuscular control and functional stability for daily activities and sports. What makes it special is that you exercise while suspended from “red cords”. These cords consist of a series of bungees, slings, handles and ropes suspended over a treatment table.
By adjusting the degree of support or challenge in the ropes, your physical therapist can target specific muscle groups in the right order without causing pain or joint compression. This approach speeds up treatment time and return to function much faster than traditional physical therapy methods.
The Redcord Neurac Method is specific to physical therapy. It is an advanced curriculum designed for physical therapists that assists in moving a client of all levels from pain and dysfunction toward optimal performance and function.
Why does Redcord work?
Studies have shown that injury, pain and inactivity disturb our brain’s capacity to switch on the right muscles at the right time and with the right amount of strength. This loss of neuromuscular function diminishes our “local” core muscle control, often leading to poor movement patterns, joint stiffness, and increased musculoskeletal pain thereby causing our larger “global” muscles to take over (compensate) and eventually become stressed, strained and painful. Redcord Neurac reverses this pattern. The Redcord system stimulates the correct muscles in the proper sequencing so the smaller core muscle can start working again and appropriate movement patterns can be restored.