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Fascial stretch therapy(FST) vs Functional Stretch Therapy
Fascial stretch & Functional Stretch Therapy(fst)? If you are looking for a stretching system that will improve joint capsule rang of motion, blood circulation, athletic performance, help hasten recovery faster from injuries, & better your posture, read on to find out which stretching therapy you should insist on.
Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy(FST)
FST is a manual table-based therapy, done by a fascial stretch therapist. It targets fascia, the most prevalent tissue in the body. Fascia is found around the muscles, joints, arteries, veins, the brain, and spinal cord. FST helps reduce pressure and release stored stress in the fascia. The key to unlocking your fascia is traction – which creates space in your joints to help them improve the range of motion.
Benefits of Functional Stretch Therapy(FST)
Functional Stretch Therapy is not based only on stretching wellness, every therapist is educated in physical exercise to compliment the stretching session as compared to fascial therapy. Most of functional stretch therapy aim to help joint mobility, recovery from training, movement re-training "its very close to having a personal trainer" with added benefits. It's also a worthwhile note to know that if you have a scar tissue on your body which may be causing your pain or altering your movement/ range of motion that any certified fst therapist is bound to be able to help you with this.
Difference In Assessments
While thy are both apply stretching, the main difference between the two system is assessment methods. Comparing fascial stretch therapy, functional stretch therapy(FST) sessions uses constant assessments throughout the body via the fascia system, joint, & muscles to help with what may have caused pain, or to hasten the recovery of injury in an active manner.
PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
PNF allows for a deeper stretching without causing any pain, & is done via the central nervous system. Often times when stretching, athletes think about just an active movement or a muscle involved for the sport, & this in many case have been met with injuries to the body. PNF is a form of technique in which it allows your brain to release the muscle spindles which is responsible to tension in the muscles itself. When trying to improve mobility in joints(range of motion), posture, performance, applying the correct stretching sequence is important to ensure the best of firing sequences from the muscles
As the connective tissue(muscles) is innervated by the nervous system, an active muscle will go through a reciprocal inhibition process which allows for on to stretch & the other to contract. This can help with pain management, fitness/ exercise, & hastening the process of recovery if done the right way. Mostly PNF uses body weight exercises with the therapist targeting the fascia system rather than a single muscle. Both stretch systems uses this neuromuscular technique, however, Functional stretching Therapy therapist
Range of motion
Injury happens when a load on a particular muscle is greater than the capacity to absorb & dissipate tension. Both fascial stretching, & functional stretch therapy work on joint capsule & the fascia system(aka connective tissue) to facilitate your body to heal back to health, & increasing blood flow.
Who can offer fascial stretch therapy
A lot of those who are certified comes are massage therapist, physical therapist, & fitness trainer
Who can offer Functional Stretch Therapy(FST)
Most professional in the health & fitness industry Sports medicine team
Choosing A Stretching Therapist
Finding a trained stretching therapist who's experienced enough to help you with your goals:
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151 A #02
Train Station: Farrer Park