Fascial Stretch Therapy Article
Lifemoves is excited to now have two Fascial Stretch Therapists available, Leah and Alfred. Alfred was among the first three Kinesiologist to bring Facial Stretch Therapy (FST) to Metro Vancouver in 2007.
Are you looking for a way to rapidly increase your flexibility in a lasting way? Fascial Stretch Therapy is a non-aggresive pain free method of flexibility training.
Fascial Stretch Therapy reduces passive muscle tension to restore movement and reduce pain associated with arthritis or training (working out). It also improves performance and reduces recovery time for high performance athletes. Stay active and reduce injuries as you age.
Fascial Stretch Therapy Explained
by Ann & Chris Frederick - Originators of FST
Who Benefits from Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Other athletes who are benefiting from assisted stretching: Figure Skaters, Varsity Football players, Runners, Cyclists and Active Agers.
This type of assisted stretching also helps make movement easier by rebalancing the body for clients with medical condition including: post-surgery rehabilitaton, total joint replacements, Osteo-arthritis, chronic shoulder mobility problems, frozen shoulder, low-back pain, plantar fasciitis, compartment syndrome, rounded shoulders, Parkinson's..and more.
Contact Alfred Ball, Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level II
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is a proven system of pain-free, assisted stretching that will rapidly improve your mobility, strength and flexibility.
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. We do!
We also provide you with individualized home stretches from the Stretch to Win book to further enhance the effects of each session.
Do you know that 50% of your flexibility is locked up inside the joints? Traditional stretching jams the joints together, while this approach helps restore function and range of motion in the affected joint. Clients who have benefited are college level athletes recovering from back surgery weekend warriors, active individuals healing from ACL reconstruction and total joint replacements. Clients with chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, Parkinson's and arthritis also benefited from Fascial Stretch Therapy™.
Athletes of all sports can use this technique to warm up for their events as well as to unwind and recover after. Our athlete clients use Fascial Stretch Therapy to improve their flexibility, increase sport performance, prevent injuries and recover from their intense training sessions.