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Core Strengthening & GravityFit in New Jersey

Your core includes the deep muscles of your spine. A healthy, strong core helps with posture and overall body function. At Performance Rehabilitation, located in Totowa and Lafayette Township, we offer New Jersey’s most advanced core strengthening program — GravityFit.

How Does GravityFit Work?

GravityFit uses core stability for the entire body, incorporating cutting-edge gravitational science to develop a state-of- the-art system of exercise tools, techniques, and principles.

Dr. Carolyn Richardson is a physiotherapist who is credited with coining the term “core”. She is the author of books and numerous research on the topic and developed GravityFit exercise model through space research on astronauts in the European Space Agency. Her research lead to the discovery that gravity is essential to the engagement of our core musculature (diaphragm, transverse abdominus, multifidi, and pelvic floor muscles) that is necessary to support our spine. When gravity is removed, these muscles turn off, and we lose the critical ability to maintain spinal alignment and control. When gravity is enhanced, like in standing, squatting, or walking, these muscles work well to support our spine. But when gravity is removed (in space) or on Earth when gravity is lessened (sitting, lying down), these muscles do not contract properly and lead to many spinal problems such as herniated discs.

At Performance Rehabilitation, we use this specialized system to offer a thorough methodology for exercise progression that includes the use of sensory belts and weighted hats with bands to enhance the gravity through your musculoskeletal system.

What are the Benefits of GravityFit?

GravityFit offers a comprehensive scientifically-based system that exercises the entire body. It is a developmental offshoot of space research that uses core body strength and performance.

GravityFit training offers a mechanism to progressively enhance the sensory effect of gravity while maintaining proper form to increase the strength of:

  • Spine muscles
  • Upper limbs connecting through the thoracic core as a comprehensive unit
  • Lower limbs connecting through the lumbar core

GravityFit is unique in allowing you to both improve and measure core body strength, with proven results in the following areas:

  • Athletic performance enhancement
  • Injury reduction
  • Faster rehabilitation

Our GravityFit system is based on real science and enhances your core strength. Contact Performance Rehabilitation, located in Totowa and Lafayette Township in New Jersey, to learn more about our advanced core strengthening with GravityFit.