What is fascial stretch therapy?

Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a specialized form of manual therapy that focuses on stretching and lengthening the body's fascia, a web-like connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and organs. FST is designed to improve flexibility, mobility, and overall muscle function by targeting and releasing tension within the fascia.

At the Adelaide Health Clinic, our therapists use fascial stretch therapy to address various musculoskeletal issues and enhance their patients' wellbeing. 

When can fascial stretch therapy help?

The therapists at the Adelaide Clinic use fascial stretch therapy to address various conditions, including, but not limited to:

- Muscle strains & tears: facilitating muscle tissue healing and reducing discomfort
- Ligament injuries: aiding the healing of overstretched or torn ligaments, such as those in ankle or knee sprains
- Postural imbalances: correcting and alleviating postural issues to reduce the risk of injuries and chronic pain
- Joint pain: managing discomfort in various joints
- Hip pain: easing discomfort and enhancing hip function
- Sciatica: managing discomfort in the sciatic nerve
- Headaches: addressing tension-related headaches and reducing their frequency
- Rotator cuff issues: enhancing shoulder function and relieving pain
- Chronic pain management: supporting individuals with ongoing pain conditions
- Scoliosis: managing discomfort and enhancing spinal alignment

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 click here today to book your appointment.