Posted by Chris Frederick on October 30, 2010 | Posted in: ASK STW

How is Fascial Stretch Therapy different from yoga which also is about stretching?

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted manual stretch therapy technique that “The Stretch Lady” Ann Frederick created in 1995, that was further developed together with Chris Frederick, PT into a unique system performed with a client comfortably secured to a table. FST focuses on elongating, re-aligning and balancing the connective tissues of the body. The rapid and pain-free results occur within one session and not only improves flexibility but also strength, balance, coordination, body awareness and posture.

It is a fact that when you try to stretch yourself, you will never be able to relax enough or target specific areas optimally enough compared to a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist working with you.

Instead of having a person try to treat themselves by taking yoga, FST is performed by certified therapists working on clients and patients to help them achieve their specific fitness or medical goals of reducing pain and increasing mobility after a thorough evaluation.

The client or patient is given a specific progressive home stretch program that focuses on the fascia to maintain the positive changes and benefits gained from an FST session with a stretch therapist.