Fascial stretch therapy vs functional stretch therapy
Stretching therapy is not new to the fitness & health industry with physical therapists, chiropractors, & sports medicine using them in both athletes for performance & rehabilitation. Find out more on what the difference between the two stretch session(fascial stretch & functional stretch therapy-fst) & how you can become pain-free, recover faster, & improve your posture.
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy(fst)?
Fascial stretch therapy is by Ann Frederick & Chris Frederick in the US in '96. Juts like all stretching systems, Fascial stretch therapy helps the body to improve blood flow in muscles, improve relaxation, & movement. Fascial stretch therapy help improve posture, flexibility of a muscle which helps to reduce the risk of injury, & better posture. In US, Fascial stretch Therapy(fst) is claimable for insurance claim under therapy.
What is Functional Stretch Therapy(fst)?
Functional Stretching Therapy's(fst) effectiveness is due to the approach which is derived from a range of Osteopathic joint mobilisation, myofascial release, & neuromuscular techniques to help joint capsule, connective tissue system(fascia), Functional stretch Therapy helps to decrease pain(chronic pain) from both the superficial layer to deeper connective tissues in the body which has developed adhesions(scar tissue). What makes Functional Stretching Therapy is the amount of assessment throughout the stretching sessions which is not only done on the first session as compared to fascial stretching therapy. Athletes love the functional stretching therapy as it not only help improve:
Is Functional Stretch Therapy Effective(FST)?
While stretches that are done wrong may cause injuries, the difference between fascial stretch & a stretch therapist trained in Functional Stretch Therapy is that they go through an intensive 7-week training which emphasise heavily on the learning of the spinal cord which houses the spinal cord aka the brain(peripheral nervous system), & how to use this techniques to help facilitate the body to health & function. Functional Stretch(FST) session is effective at decreasing pain not only through stretching stretch session using functional positions, but also by improving joint range mobility, muscle, & movement pattern/ motion. Improving the overall health of fascia with a targeted form of stretching helps to improve overall health/ quality of life.
Is Fascia stretching Safe?
Stretching using an approach of an isolated muscle treatment usually would be symptomatic relief of any symptoms or root cause of pain caused by connective tissue tension along the line of different group of muscle groups. However, stretches that targets the overall health of muscles & fascia, includes the mobility of all the joint capsule found on the body
Though both functional stretch therapy & massage uses the treatment table, it's not to be confused that a massage therapy & functional stretching therapy (fst)is different. They are both different form of training on working with the body where an FST therapist learns hows to manipulate movement that facilitates & improves the fascia that surrounds the muscles to help with motion via what is referred to as fascial stretch/ stretching. All of the fascial stretching & movement on the body promotes decompression which in most case is the opposite when you've been training frequently & over a long period of time. A massage on the other hand mostly uses compression as it is to help with improving mobility of the connective tissue(muscles, ligaments etc)
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