Redcord suspension therapy started in the 1980s in Norway. Since then, it has gained in popularity for physical therapy for endurance athletes. However, suspension therapy can provide relief for a range of health conditions that impact non-athletes, too. Here we cover just some of the conditions that suspension therapy can help with.
If you suffer from back pain, suspension therapy could be the solution that you’re looking for. It is a challenging physical therapy protocol that utilizes an anti-gravity suspension system. It can help you deal with strengthening your stabilizer muscles and core to reduce chronic back pain. Plus, it can be an ideal therapy in the healing process of a back injury.
Neck pain is a common condition treated with suspension therapy. The therapy can help with tissue stretching, as well as strengthening neck muscle. For neck pain, suspension therapy is usually used in conjunction with other physical therapy methods.
After experiencing whiplash injuries, you may have some acute pain to manage. Since suspension therapy is a pain-free physical therapy option, it can help provide treatment and relief for those already managing pain from an injury. Using the Neuromuscular Activation, or Neurac, from suspension therapy can reactivate your neuromuscular system and help you to improve strength and stability after a whiplash injury.
Suspension therapy restores joint motion, which is important for people after undergoing joint replacement surgery. Often, your surgeon will make sure that you start the physical therapy process as soon as possible after surgery to have the best results. Suspension therapy can often be started quickly because of its relatively low impact on joints compared to other types of physical therapy exercises.
Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis are both conditions that impact mobility and the neuromuscular system. Depending on the progression of the disease, your options for physical therapy could be limited. Suspension therapy improves the neuromuscular system, so it could be a key physical therapy used to preserve range of motion and mobility for those diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.
This is only a short list of the types of conditions that suspension therapy can help treat. There are many other conditions that it can provide relief for, as well as providing challenging training opportunities for athletes that can isolate specific movements. Redcord’s suspension therapy system is the best of the best. Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center is the only physical therapy office in New York City to offer it.
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