Kinesiology & Active Rehab
Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST), is a type of active rehab stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints and connects the body as a whole. FST also targets the joints and joint capsules, using traction and oscillation to gently remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication. FST is a table-based assisted stretch where a therapist will gently pull and move the arms, legs, spine, and neck in a smooth motion through the client’s personal range of motion. There is no pain or discomfort during your FST session, only a gentle stretch that is stimulating, healing and relaxing.
10 Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy
-Increase Range of Motion & Optimal Flexibility -Muscular Balance and Symmetry -Improved Movement Performance -Reduced Pain -Reduced Risk of Injury -Improved Posture -Improved Muscle Function -Improved Circulation -Decrease Compression and Impingement in the Joints -Improved Energy
What is active rehabilitation?
Active Rehabilitation at New Leaf Wellness is a one-on-one exercise program that assists clients who have acute or chronic lingering pain, whether it be from a motor vehicle accident or other injury. A kinesiologist’s ultimate goal is to assist a client to be able to return to their pre-injury lifestyle. A detailed assessment, including both subjective and objective measures of current pain levels, posture and range of motion values, will give the therapist an understanding of functional movement and muscle imbalances. Each program is personalized to the client to help restore stability, mobility, strength & endurance which varies in length depending on the severity of the injury and goals of the client.