Read how FST can help improve your golf game.
Frederick Stretch Therapy (FST)
Frederick Stretch Therapy (FST) is a table based assisted neuromyofascial stretching method which focuses on the connective tissue system (fascia) rather than isolated muscle treatment. FST therapists assess active, passive, and resisted range of motion in functional positions and movements. This is customized stretching for your needs.
What is fascia (FASH-A): The body has a connective tissue system that wraps around muscles, nerves, organs, bones and just about everything else. This connective tissue is called fascia. This is the most prevalent tissue in the body. There is no medication or supplements that can improve your fascia. Your body functions depend on flexibility of your fascia. What is the answer? FREDERICK STRETCH THERAPY!
What is FST good for: Improved quality of life, faster recovery from fitness and athletic activities. This technique was originally designed for NFL players, and is now widely used on professional golfers, surfers, NBA players, MMA fighters, and anyone needing some extra flexibility. Stress causes fascial tightening and decreased joint space can cause arthritis, degeneration and increased muscle tone.
FST is supported by extensive evidence-based studies found at https://www.fasciaresearchsociety.org
Here are some of the benefits of FST:
1. Increase Range of Motion & Flexibility - greatly improved.
2. Lengthens and re-aligns fascia.
3. Improved Sports Performance - and recover faster.
4. Reduced Pain and trigger points- often greatly reduced or eliminated.
5. Reduced Risk of Injury
6. Improved Posture - Look and Feel healthier and more confident.
7. Improved Muscle Function
8. Improved Circulation
9. Decrease Compression and Impingement in the Joints
10. Improved Energy
11. Improved Sleep - wake up rested and refreshed.
12. Reduced Stress - Immediately and significantly reduced.
What to Expect?
For the FST sessions you will remain fully clothed, make sure the clothing is non-restrictive. The sessions usually last 60 minutes. At the end of the session you may feel taller, more grounded, more open. It is like no other experience!
FST is for everyone! FST is beneficial for past injuries, chronic pain, chronic muscle/fascia tightness. There are cases where certain conditions, injuries or recent post-operative surgeries, acute bulging or herniated disc, instability or hypermobility, acute rheumatoid arthritis, severe osteoporosis, healing fractures will disqualify a person from receiving FST. The session is tailored to each individual.
It is not uncommon to feel very relaxed and immediate relief of pain. Continuing treatments will boost your results and long-term benefits. Clients should always stay hydrated, and have a home stretching routine.