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8 Ways to Quickly Relieve Myofascial Pain and Unlock Restricted Movement

Trigger Point Foot Release

8 Steps to Quickly Relieve Myofascial Pain and Unlock Restricted MovementTrigger points are shortened portions of the muscle that are not releasing, which are irritable, have limited blood and oxygen flow, are tender to touch and generally painful. These nodules can be as small as a grain of salt or as large as a golf […]

Fascial Stretch Therapy Helps Figure Skater Liam Firus Succeed

Liam Firus is a Canadian Olympian who calls North Vancouver home. He is also an individual who has received and benefitted from Fascial Stretch Therapy performed by Alfred Ball a Level 2 Fascial stretch Therapist. Firus first rose to national success when he took home the Canadian Junior Title in 2010. The following year he began […]

Raz Chan Wins Big at Las Vegas IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Raz Chan recently participated in the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas. Raz contacted Alfred in April 2009 for Fascial Stretch Therapy. Raz’s sessions have improved his hip flexibility, which enables him to get in and out of tight positions without injury, as well as speeding up his recovery from intense Jiu-Jitsu training.   He […]

How Long Should You Hold a Stretch?

How Long Should You Hold a Stretch? Many people think that the optimal time you should a stretch for is 30-45 seconds, however Chris and Ann Fredrick in their book on Fascial Stretching,  Stretch to Win urge their athletes to stop thinking about the duration and focus more on their breathing and how the stretch feels. Figuring […]

Learning to Relieve Trigger Points in the Neck and Shoulders

Senior Man Stretching After Run Sun

Through education and years of experience Alfred has learned how to alleviate trigger points in the neck, shoulders and upper-back to reduce pain associated with soft tissue. William Nunh’s on Trigger Point and techniques for Migraines and Shoulder Pain course was a follow up to two course that he took last September. The class was small enough […]

An Engaging Exploration of Upper Body Flexibility

Reduce Neck Pain with Office Stretches

In August 2008, Alfred attended the Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) Level II Lower Body workshop in Arizona. Using the techniques he learned there he helped his clients reduce hip, knee and ankle pain, move more freely, perform better in sports and walk better. Since then, he felt there was something missing. By focusing mostly on […]