Question: What is stretch based therapy?

Stretch therapy encompasses a variety of training techniques structured together to address stiffness in muscles and joints, which can lead to movement dysfunction and increased injury risk. Stretch therapy protocols can be used on many areas of the body and are based on the location of your specific imbalances.

Is stretch therapy Physical therapy?

Stretching helps reduce muscle tension. Its a therapeutic treatment by a physical therapist. Youll feel the rewards of stretching during your daily routine, walking or lifting.

What is stretch massage therapy?

When combined with regular massage techniques, assisted stretching not only keeps your muscles supple, it helps your massage therapist work more effectively. Stretch massage alleviates strain on your joints and has a slew of other benefits, including: Enhanced flexibility. Improved posture. Increased range of motion.

What does fascial stretch therapy do?

Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is a pain-free, 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.

Is stretching good for back pain?

Weak back and abdominal muscles can cause or worsen low back pain. Thats why stretching and strengthening your back and abdominal muscles are important not only for treating low back pain, but also for helping to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

Can massage therapists recommend stretches?

For the massage therapist, this means that we should statically stretch after giving massage, or after engaging in some other physical activity, such as exercise.

Is fascial stretch therapy worth it?

Fascial stretch therapies offer many direct and indirect benefits. You can see pain reduction, improved flexibility, and improved circulation. That improved circulation can improve workout recovery time and mental clarity.

Is fascial stretch therapy covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans will offer coverage. Please check your individual plans for more details. FST is not covered under OHIP plans. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Should I stretch if I have lower back pain?

Weak back and abdominal muscles can cause or worsen low back pain. Thats why stretching and strengthening your back and abdominal muscles are important not only for treating low back pain, but also for helping to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

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