Fascial Stretch Therapy
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a series of movements created to separate and organize the many connective tissue layers surrounding the muscles, joints, organs, and bones. It incorporates breath techniques and traction while taking joints to their available pain free ranges. Gentle muscle contraction may also be used to achieve length and decrease tone in muscles.

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Who can benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

Most people can benefit and feel the positive effects of Fascial Stretch Therapy immediately following treatment.

What are the benefits of FST?

Some of the benefits of FST are:

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

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 Adelaide Health Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What are the contraindications of FST?

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.

Do I need a referral to get FST at the Adelaide Health Clinic?

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

Is the Adelaide Health Clinic accepting new patients for Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Yes! Please call 416-367-5200 or email us today to book your appointment.