What are the Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ enables people to return to the activities they enjoy like golfing, tennis, gardening, cycling and downhill skiing. It helps people stay active, reduce injuries and manage chronic pain as they age.
Each assisted stretching session reduces stress, relieves tension and re-balances your body so that you move more easily and with less pain. After your session you will move lightly and feel great!
What Does Fascial Stretch Therapy Do?
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ reduces passive muscle tension to restore movement and reduce pain associated sport conditioning, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, sciatica, frozen shoulder, head aches, lower-back and neck pain and other conditions. People who are trying to stay fit and become more flexible will also benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy.
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a proven system of pain-free, assisted stretching that will rapidly increase flexibility, improve your mobility and strength. FST is an evolutionary method of improving sport performance and ease of movement by training the nervous system and improving flexibility. It was developed and is taught by Ann and Chris Frederick of Stretch to Win®.
What is Flexibility?
" Flexibility is optimal adaptability. Flexibility is a perpetual state of readiness and rapid ability of a person to recruit the necessary amount of physical, mental and emotional strength, speed, agility, stability, balance and mobility to meet a sudden or sustained demand then rapidly and completely recover when that demand is removed.” Chris Frederick, Co-Developer of Fascial Stretch Therapy
Who Benefits from Fascial Stretch Therapy?
It is used by Olympic and high performance athletes, s including NFL players, FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Soccer champions USA, stunt performers as well as everyday people wanting to move more freely.
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 has nearly 20 years of experience as a Practicing Kinesiologist. In 2007, he was seeking a method to help his clients gain flexibility and freedom to move. That year traveled to Arizona to become one of the first three health care professionals to provide Fascial Stretch Therapy in Vancouver. He is a Level II Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist through Stretch to Win .
His clients have included Team Canada Rugby and St. FX rugby player Beth McNeil, 2014 Olympic figure skater Liam Firus and Master Jujitsu, tennis and golf athletes.
|After recent abdominal surgery, I resumed fascial stretch therapy once I was mobile. Over the past 3 months, FST has helped me to regain the mobility in my hips and core, enabling me to start rebuilding some core strength. I’ve found fascial stretch therapy to be a fantastic method to help my muscles, tendons and ligaments to start working properly again.|
|Claire , Masters Cyclist and Runner|
What is Fascia?
Fascia is your connective tissue — which is the most influential structure in your body affecting your flexibility. Fascia covers your joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Age, trauma, injuries, poor posture and inadequate training can distort, twist and tighten the fascia. This can cause pain and discomfort in joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs.
Changes to the fascia can cause major and minor imbalances in strength, speed, flexibility, balance and agility to name a few, but usually the cause goes undetected because most professionals do not stretch and align the fascia.