Fascial Stretch Therapy is a neuromyofascial manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue system rather than isolated muscle treatment. We assess passive, active and resisted movements in functional positions as well as on the treatment table. The approach starts with assessment and treatment where needed at the deepest part of the connective tissue system - the joint capsule. It progresses through all the layers of fascia, ending with the superficial layer. Where the central or peripheral nervous system is restricted or not optimal in movement, proper neural mechanics is restored. Muscles that were inhibited are activated while those that are over activated are normalized. Finally home program prescription follows so that the client/patient becomes an active partner on their journey to wellness or sport performance.
Stretching sequences start with the joint capsule where up to 42% of restrictions in range of motion can occur.
Stretches focus on lines of muscles and fascia, not just individual muscles.
Stretches occur in multiple angles and lines of movement.
Stretches incorporate traction and movement to more effectively increase joint space and release fascial adhesions.
FST manipulates, lengthens, re-aligns, and re-organizes your fascia.
**FST™ Level 1 certified April, 2016
**FST™ Level 2 certified April, 2018