Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST):
Fascial Stretch Therapy is an innovative and effective therapeutic method of assisted stretches. It was developed by Ann and Chris Frederik in Phoenix, Arizona.
It’s based on latest scientific research and is used by many top athletes worldwide.
Since 1995 FST is constantly evolving, and has been used successfully in medical and therapeutic areas worldwide.
FST ensures optimal and fast results in painrelief and rehabilitation.
Effects of Fascial Stretch Therapy include:
Freeing adhesions and restrictions in connective tissue.
Restoration of normal space in joints.
Treatment of symptoms related to joint dysfunction and osteoarthrosis.
Improvement of recovery and regeneration.
Reduction of soreness and fatigue in muscles.
Release of endorphines, the body’s own messengers that act as painkillers.
Improved msuclestrength and endurence.
Reduced muscle tension and risk of injury.
Regulation of the nervous system.
Improvement in body perception (proprioception), muscle function and posture.
Increas of performance in sports and daily life.
revitalisation of the fascial network.
How does FST work?
FST is a method of assisted stretching exercises that stay below the threshold of pain. Because of this FST is go-to method for acute pain conditions. It’s table based meaning one lies on a table in comfortable clothes, while the therapist can easily guide and assist in the stretching exercises.
the following techniques are used:
Traction (joint pull) in order to decompress joints
Oscillation to down- or up-regulate the nervous system
Circumduction to warm and analyse the tension of the connective tissue
PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular fascillation)
Fascia is the body-own network of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints as well as joint-capsules. Over 100 million nerve endings are inside the fascia and provide the central nervous system with information about body perception (proprioception), body posture (exteroception), and the inside of the body (enteroception).
Restricted fascia, but also joint capsules can lead to conditions such as osteoarthrosis, increased muscle tension, strains, tendinopathia, head-aches, scarring, decreased blood flow and lower levels of energy.