"Performers at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles stage popular life-size puppet shows about T. rex and Triceratops dinosaurs five days a week. Carrying their heavy costumes can result in strained muscles or injuries, so the museum decided to try a therapeutic exercise new to many in the United States called neuromuscular activation (Neurac for short)."
Museum officials sent their performers to Core Conditioning in Studio City, Calif., one of the first physical therapy facilities in the country to offer Redcord and Neurac, for some preventative work.
“They have a lot of performers who get injured as they’re moving around in costumes that weight 100 lbs. or more,” says Gabrielle Shrier, MPT, one of the owners of Core Conditioning. “We brought them in and evaluated them with Redcord. With the Redcord unit, you are able to evaluate the body in its movement, and tease out the areas that need treatment.”
Read more in the blogg of Dina Engh.