At Function Performance Sport Chiropractic, we are proud to offer our clients Fascial Stretch Therapy! Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) improves nerve function, flexibility, and blood flow to your muscles, organs, and surrounding tissues. Fascia is a densely-woven connective tissue that somewhat resembles spider webs. It interpenetrates all of your muscles, nerves, bones, organs, and blood vessels – keeping everything together and facilitating necessary movement.
During FST, we focus on deep, gentle stretches along the fascial lines that interconnect all these systems. It is safe for everyone no matter your level of health or fitness, and benefits can be felt whether you are inactive or are a top athlete.
What to Expect
Sessions are completed on a specialized padded table containing two straps. These help your therapist to keep one leg immobilized while the other leg is stretched. Each session will begin with your therapist asking about any pain or stiffness you’re experiencing, as well as other health-related questions that will help him or her develop the best plan of action for the session. FST is always customized to the individual patient, so you can be sure you are getting the best therapy for your needs.
We recommend that you wear comfortable athletic attire such as stretchy pants, shorts, and a t-shirt or tank top. Short shorts are not recommended. After your FST, your therapist will give you stretches to continue at home to ensure mobility is retained. Most patients feel an increase in mobility after their very first FST session, but generally, more than one is needed to reach the full potential. You may even see decreases in pain and stress, and improved sleep after as few as three sessions!
If you have questions about Fascial Stretch Therapy or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 730-2788.