Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a unique system of table-based assisted stretching which focuses on the muscles and connective tissue that surround and encompass the joints.
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints. The joint capsule that surrounds joints is involved in optimizing the mechanical function of the joint and is also part of the fascial network. When the fascia and joint capsules are restricted it can cause increased muscle tone, strains, and tears. It also contributes to scar tissue formation which inhibits efficient movement patterns, increasing tightness even further.
What makes this therapy different from other flexibility programs is that each stretch begins with a light traction of the joint being treated, to allow for a deeper stretch. This is an excellent treatment choice for those wanting to improve flexibility, recover from training, and for injury prevention.
At Athlete's Care, our registered therapist can provide you with the benefits of FST. Fascial Stretch Therapy can also be an effective adjunct to physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment. Ask your provider for more information and find out how you'd benefit from this treatment.