Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a groundbreaking manual therapy technique that combines traditional stretching methods with cutting-edge fascial research. By targeting the fascia, FST enhances flexibility, joint mobility, and overall performance, revolutionizing injury prevention and rehabilitation approaches.
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a manual therapy technique that focuses on improving flexibility, mobility, and function by targeting the body’s fascia. Fascia is a network of connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. FST aims to stretch and release tension within the fascial system to enhance movement and alleviate pain or restrictions.
How does Fascial Stretch Therapy work?
During a Fascial Stretch Therapy session, a trained therapist uses a combination of traction, oscillation, and gentle stretching techniques to address specific areas of the body. The therapist may manipulate and move the client’s limbs and body through a series of controlled and purposeful movements. This helps to stretch and elongate the fascia, increase joint mobility, and improve overall flexibility.
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
The benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy may include:
1. Improved flexibility and range of motion: FST helps to lengthen and release tight or restricted fascia, allowing for increased joint mobility and improved flexibility.
2. Reduced pain and tension: By addressing restrictions within the fascial system, FST can help alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve muscular balance.
3. Enhanced athletic performance: FST can aid athletes in achieving better movement efficiency, increased power, and improved overall performance.
4. Improved posture and alignment: By addressing imbalances and restrictions within the fascia, FST can help improve posture and alignment, potentially reducing the risk of injuries and promoting optimal movement patterns.
It’s important to note that Fascial Stretch Therapy should be performed by a certified and trained professional. They can assess the client’s specific needs and tailor the therapy session accordingly. FST can be utilized as a standalone treatment or integrated into a comprehensive rehabilitation or fitness program to optimize results.
Is fascial stretch therapy covered under health insurance plans?
Yes, our therapists are licensed physiotherapists, chiropractors, and registered massage therapists and we bill directly to most major health insurance providers. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a doctor’s referral letter is required before you book your session.
Does fascial stretch therapy cause discomfort?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a gentle, pain-free approach focusing on client comfort during stretching and fascia manipulation, with mild discomfort possible in tight areas; communication with the therapist ensures proper adjustments.
Is there only one type of fascial stretch therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a distinct method targeting fascia, with variations in techniques and tools based on client needs and therapist style, including passive, active, assisted stretching, and breathing techniques.
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