Why Stretch Therapy

Improve your mobility and relieve your pain with fascial stretch therapy at PhysioDNA. Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a type of stretching technique that targets the body’s fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and organs. At PhysioDNA, our fascial stretch therapists can help to increase your flexibility, range of motion, and performance while reducing pain and tension. By addressing restrictions in the fascia, FST takes a broader approach by targeting the fascial lines that connect everything in the body, rather than only focusing on an isolated body part in traditional stretching.

Fascial stretch therapy typically involves a combination of passive and active stretching, and uses circulatory, gently oscillating movements of traction and stabilization to decompress joints and expand space in the soft tissues. FST uses gentle, sustained movements and pressure to release fascial tension – making it a safe and comfortable treatment modality for a wide range of individuals.

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How can FST help?

  • Decrease pain: as many musculoskeletal injuries may be a result of muscle tightness and joint stiffness, FST can help you better recover from an acute or chronic injury.
  • Improve range of motion: decreasing fascial tension may increase the flexibility of your joints and allow you to have more freedom of movement.
  • Improve kinesthesia: FST can improve your ability to move with ease – which you may notice during your physical activities or your everyday life
  • Improve proprioception: FST can improve your body’s sense of its position in space at rest and during movement.
  • Improve posture: better kinesthesia and proprioception may in turn improve your ability to correct your posture.
  • Enhance performance: decreased tightness and better freedom of movement can translate into performing better in your sports and everyday activities.

FST can be helpful for a wide range of individuals including athletes of all levels, those with acute or chronic pain, those recovering from injuries, or simply anyone looking to improve their flexibility and mobility. FST is often used in combination with other therapies such as physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic, and osteopathy.

What does a FST session look like? Our experienced fascial stretch therapists will:

  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify areas of fascial tension
  • Develop an individualized therapy plan tailored to your goals and problem areas
  • Guide you through specific gentle, assisted stretches to address fascial restrictions
  • Educate you on specific movements or stretches to work on at home to maintain your flexibility  and new ranges of motion.

Experience the difference FST can make and schedule an appointment with one of our trained fascial stretch therapists today!

  • Did You Know?

    Widely used amongst sports professionals.

    Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is used extensively on professional golfers, basketball players, runners, volleyball players, and generally anyone needing more flexibility. It is extremely effective at increasing mobility for the office worker and just generally stiff individuals.

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    Benefits Of Fascial Stretch Therapy.

    1. Improve posture & muscle function.
    2. Improve sport specific performance.
    3. Increase muscular strength and endurance.
    4. Reduce muscle tension and risk of injury.
    5. Increase balance and symmetry of the body.
    6. Reduce muscular soreness and fatigue.
    7. Release chemicals, known as endorphins that act as natural pain suppressants.
    8. Restoration of normal joint space.
    9. Help treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and facet joint dysfunctions.
    10. Treat conditions such as chronic headaches, plantar fasciitis, and many more musculoskeletal conditions.
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    What exactly is Fascia?

    Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. A joint capsule is also a connective tissue structure that surrounds joints and is involved in optimizing the mechanical function of the joint as well as providing nutrients. Restricted fascia and joint capsules can lead to conditions such as osteoarthritis, increased muscle tightness, strains, tendinopathies, headaches, scar tissue formation, decreased blood flow and reduced energy levels.

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