If you want to restore full, pain-free range of motion and improve overall physical function, try Redcord® treatment in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. For more than 15 years, Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and her team have offered cutting-edge treatments at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, including Redcord treatment. Redcord allows for safe, pain-free movement for people of all ages to overcome injuries and physical limitations. To schedule a visit, call or book online today.
Redcord treatment is a form of physical therapy used to improve communication between the brain and body to alleviate pain, restore motion, and allow for pain-free movement. Redcord therapy uses a suspension system to perform specific movements and exercises to enhance the mind-muscle connection that’s responsible for smooth, coordinated movements.
Trauma causes a disruption in the normal communication loop between your brain and muscles. This can cause chronic pain and abnormal movement patterns—including muscles that always seem tight, stiff, or unstable despite stretching or getting a massage. Dr. Patel uses the Redcord system to help patients move freely through a pain-free range of motion while the rest of the body relaxes in a suspended, hammock-like sling.
Conditions that can benefit from Redcord treatment include:
Dr. Patel may recommend Redcord treatment along with other therapies, depending on your condition.
Redcord treatment is a therapeutic option for people of all ages and abilities since it doesn’t require you to support your own body weight or complete exercises while standing or sitting, which may be painful or extremely difficult due to physical disability.
The treatment is gentle on painful, irritated joints since it’s performed using slings that hold your bodyweight. This can make movements easier to perform, allowing for a wider range of motion and a higher level of muscle activation.
Since Redcord treatment restores the normal mind-muscle connection, it also prevents tight or tense muscles from compensating during movements. Without unnecessary compensation, Redcord allows smaller or weaker muscles to better develop strength and coordination, making noticeable differences in your movements once your treatment is over.
During a Redcord treatment session, Dr. Patel has you lay on a padded table below the Redcord suspension system. She places the slings underneath your body to carefully hold your bodyweight. Once you’re fully supported by the Redcord sling system, the table is lowered until you are suspended in the air.
Dr. Patel then guides you through a series of movements — including moving your arms, legs, head, and torso, as appropriate—in order to complete your physical therapy exercises and stretches. Your session may last 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your overall condition and therapy goals.
After your session is completed, your therapist raises the table underneath you and removes the slings. Redcord treatment can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies.
To schedule a visit, call or book online at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation.