Fascial Stretch Therapy shows how assessment, treatment and training are used in a variety of common circumstances encountered in manual therapy and athletic training.
- describes and shows the therapist or trainer how to integrate FST in their current practice, business or workplace to enhance what they already do and provide.
- Section 1 redefines, clarifies and describes the many layers of therapeutic stretching showing where FST can be most useful
- summarizes relevant evidenced based studies and cites scientific support giving the professional confidence in using the techniques
- covers specific examples of how FST integrates with many other methods used in manual therapies, fitness and sport training, rehabilitation and corrective exercise, movement re-education and motor repatterning.
- provides specific indications and information on the most common diagnoses and conditions and how best to use FST
- Section 2 provides detailed description of the FST technique with many explanatory photographs
For manual therapists, bodyworkers and massage therapists, movement instructors, physical and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, athletic and sports trainers, fitness instructors, osteopaths and hands-on practitioners from all disciplines.
No. of pages: 224
Illustrations: 176 color photographic illustrations
- Part 1 Research, theory & science of stretching
- Part 2 Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) defined
- Theory and definition of FST
- Comparisons and contrasts with other techniques and methods
- Integrating FST with other techniques
- 10 Principles of FST
- Part 3 FST Assessment
- Fascial movement scanning explanations
- Quick scans
- Detailed scans
- Client self-scans
- Part 4 FST Treatment
- Regional strategies
- Fascial meridian strategies
- Suggested FST treatment sequence strategies integrating whole meridians
- Workshops in FST
- Self stretch video programs for practitioners and clients
About The Author
Chris Frederick has been a physical therapist/physiotherapist since 1989, focusing on manual therapy – particularly with integration of Fascial Stretch Therapy and Kinesis Myofascial Integration – along with personalized movement prescription to restore function. He has an extensive background in dance, both as a professional dancer of classical ballet, as well as being a practitioner in the specialty of dance physical therapy/physiotherapy.
Chris and his wife Ann Frederick are both certified by Thomas Myers in Kinesis Myofascial Integration and are the authors of the popular book “Stretch to Win”. Chris and Ann directed their own highly successful center for Fascial Stretch Therapy, physical therapy/physiotherapy, Structural Integration, chiropractic, acupuncture, sports massage and Pilates for nearly 20 years. They are now Directors of the Stretch to Win Institute at www.stretchtowin.com, where they offer certification training workshops in Fascial Stretch Therapy.