Fascial Stretch Therapy™

Fascial Stretch Therapy™

Ann and Chris Frederick

Ann Frederick trained as a ballet dancer and always had a fascination with the human body. She worked with other ballet dancers and athletes, including olympic weight lifters and American football players to improve their flexibility and developed a programme called Stretch to Win.  She soon opened the Stretch to Win Institute, based in Tempe Arizona in the US.  She continued her research, but realised that flexibility was also important in the general population and not just athletes.  Whilst working with an athlete on the table, she decided to strap one leg down so that she could achieve a deeper stretch and this is when Fascial Stretch Therapy was born.

Chris Frederick is Ann’s husband and is a Physical Therapist and after meeting, he joined her working at the Stretch to Win Institute, where they continued to develop their work.

Both Ann and Chris trained in the KMI method of Structural Integration with Tom Myers, so Fascial Stretch Therapy is based on the Anatomy Trains concept that Tom developed and on which the KMI method is based.

Together, both Anne and Chris have amassed scientific evidence for FST and in 2012, they closed the Stretch to Win Institute, where they were in private practice, to concentrate on teaching courses in Fascial Stretch Therapy.  They teach in courses in their home town of Tempe Arizona, but classes are also available in Canada.

 

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy™?

Fascial Stretch Therapy(TM) is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.

 

Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy™

  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Trains the brain and nervous system
  • Frees most restrictions to movement
  • Groove new movement  patterns immediately
  • Muscular Balance and Symmetry
  • Faster, better training results
  • Improved Performance
  • Reduced Pain
  • Reduced Risk of Injury
  • Improved Posture
  • Improved Muscle Function
  • Improved Circulation
  • Decrease Compression and Impingement in the Joints
  • Improved Energy

 

Fascial Stretch Therapy™

The session begins with a full health history, as well as the short and long-term goals for your sessions.

You will then lie on the couch where an assessment will take place.

You will lie on the couch fully clothed.  Please remember to wear loose clothing, such as track suit bottoms.

There are special straps on the couch and you will be helped to place one leg under the straps to secure it whilst stretching takes place on the other leg.

Stretching takes place on the lower body first before moving to the upper body and then finishing with the neck.

Sessions normally last up to 90 minutes, but 60 minute sessions can be undertaken.

FST™ Leaflet for Download Below

FST™ Leaflet

 

Before your first session, you will need to complete the FST™ Health History Form.  Please click the link below to access the form.

Personal Health History Form

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy™?