What is fascial stretch therapy?

Fascial stretch therapy is founded on the understanding that fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles, plays a crucial role in musculoskeletal function. The therapy utilizes specific, assisted stretching techniques that target the fascial network, enhancing flexibility, releasing tension, and promoting mobility. By elongating and manipulating the fascia, patients experience improved joint range of motion, reduced muscle discomfort, and expediated recovery.

At the Sport Medicine Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your recovery and performance goals, and fascial stretch therapy is an integral part of that journey.

When can fascial stretch therapy help?

Therapists frequently use fascial stretch therapy to address a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:

- Tendonitis: supporting the recovery of tendons affected by conditions like Achilles tendonitis or tennis elbow
- Range of motion restrictions: improving joint flexibility for enhanced movement
- Back pain: alleviating chronic or acute back pain
- Neck pain: relieving neck discomfort and stiffness
- Shoulder impingement: reducing shoulder pain and enhancing mobility
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: providing relief from wrist and hand pain
- Foot & ankle pain: alleviating pain and discomfort related to plantar fasciitis and other conditions
- Post-surgery rehabilitation: assisting with post-operative recovery and enhancing mobility
- Range of motion enhancement: improving joint flexibility for athletes and active individuals
- Stress relief: providing relaxation and tension reduction, contributing to overall wellbeing

Who can benefit from fascial stretch therapy?

Most people can benefit and feel the positive effects of fascial stretch therapy immediately following treatment.

What are the benefits of fascial stretch therapy?

Some of the benefits of fascial stretch therapy are:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Improvements in strength
  • Improved balance
  • Improved coordination
  • Improvements in alignment
  • Correction of pelvic rotations

What are the contraindications of fascial stretch therapy?

Clients that are recently post-operative or are in the second or third trimester of a pregnancy should not try FST. There are a variety of other factors that may change your treatment. A health history and assessment, which will be completed at your first appointment, will determine if your FST treatment should be modified.

Is fascial stretch therapy covered by OHIP or my 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.

Do I need a referral to get fascial stretch therapy at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

You do not need a referral to get FST at the Sport Medicine Clinic. Your therapist will assess you and help to determine an FST focused treatment plan for you.

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for fascial stretch therapy?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or click here to book your appointment.