Fascia Stretch Therapy

Achieve Optimal Flexibility and Reduce Pain

What is Fascia Stretch Therapy?

Fascia Stretch Therapy (FST) improves range of motion. It is a pain-free, table-based assisted stretching technique. FST is an evolutionary stretching method used to gain more ease of movement by training the nervous system.  It aims to rebalance the fascial movements. Stretch to Win® Institute, owners Anne and Chris Frederick, develop and teach FST.

Each assisted stretching session reduces stress and relieves muscle tension. Thus, you leave the table feeling lighter, rebalanced and moving with more freedom.

What are the Benefits of FST?

Fascia Stretch Therapy reduces passive muscle tension. This restores movement and reduces pain associated with many health conditions.

FST™ enables people to return to activities after an injury.  They return to enjoying golfing, tennis, gardening, cycling, curling, and downhill skiing. and more. Fascia Stretch Therapy helps people stay active, and reduce injuries. It also enables them to manage chronic pain as they age. 

 It has helped people recover from the physical demands of high-performance sports conditioning. Alfred has worked with national-level athletes in figure skating, ski cross, jujitsu and rugby. 

Clients gain pain relief from fibromyalgia, head aches, lower-back pain. They are able to restore movement from Parkinson’s disease and frozen shoulder.

What is Flexibility?

" Flexibility is optimal adaptability. Flexibility is a perpetual state of readiness. This is the rapid ability of a person to recruit the necessary amount of physical, mental and emotional strength to complete the activity. It is developing the correct amount of speed, agility, stability, balance and mobility to meet a sudden or sustained demand. Then rapidly and completely recover when that demand is removed.” Paraphrased from Chris Frederick, Co-Developer of Fascia Stretch Therapy

Who Benefits from Fascia Stretch Therapy?

High-performance athletes, including in the NFL and Olympic level track use FST. Alfred's clients range from active individuals to national-level athletes. He's treated older adults who are feeling stiff as they age. Their main goal is to enjoy recreational activities like golfing or running again. They also want to prevent or recover from an injury.

Where are FST Appointments Available?

Fascia Stretch Therapy appointments are available with Alfred in North Burnaby and East Vancouver. He treats at Capitol Hill Athletics and C.AT.C.H Physiotherapy and Wellness.

Sven Winter is a retired Team Canada Ski Cross athlete. Hear why he continues to use Fascial Stretch Therapy to keep active.

Kandice sought FST to help her regain hip mobility to return to kickboxing. 

Alfred's Journey with Fascia Stretch Therapy

Alfred Ball Kinesiologist, Fascia Stretch Therapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor in Burnaby and East Vancouver

Alfred Ball met Ann and Chris while at a fitness conference in 2007. He was looking for a method to assist a client with Parkinson's disease to gain more mobility.  

That spring he traveled to Arizona to train in FST. After the training,  he became on of the first three health professionals in British Columbia to provide Fascia Sretch Therapy.  He is a Level II Certified Fascia Stretch Therapist. 

During the last 17 years his client have included Team Canada Rugby and St. FX rugby player, Beth McNeil and 2014 Olympic figure skater Liam Firus when he was a junior. Master Jujitsu champion Raz Chan sought his help to return to the sport.  Stunt performers also seek Alfred's Fascia Stretch Therapy treatments to recover from rigorous job demands.

After recent abdominal surgery, I resumed Fascia Stretch Therapy once I was mobile. Over the past 3 months, FST helped me regain mobility in my hips and core. Enabling me to start rebuilding some core strengthI’ve found Fascia Stretch Therapy to be a fantastic method to help my muscles, tendons and ligaments to start working properly again.


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What is Fascia?

Fascia is fascinating. It is a network of connective tissue. It surrounds your joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, organs, nerves and bones.  Our fascia also contains proprioceptive receptors which give us feedback from our body.

Age, trauma, injuries, poor posture and inadequate training will distort, twist and tighten fascia. This can cause pain and discomfort in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs.

Dissection of human fascia

Changes to the fascia cause major and minor imbalances in strength, speed, flexibility, balance and agility. Usually, the cause goes undetected.  Most professionals do not stretch and align the fascia from the joint capsule to the muscles. Stretching along the fascial line achieves a greater range of motion. 

Are you ready to feel lighter, rebalanced and to move with more ease?