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Fascia Stretch Therapy Essentials (FSTE)

Description: This 2-day workshop is an introduction to the Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) system. FSTE is a complete, full body approach using innovative techniques of assisted stretching protocols to improve strength, coordination, balance, agility, mobility and of course flexibility. It is used dynamically to prepare the client for activities like sports and weight training as well as to cool them down after training to speed up recovery and reduce soreness. It can be used to eliminate pain caused by over-training, scar tissue, chronic injury, improper muscle activation and connective tissue restrictions. FSTE can be used as a complementary training method or as therapy, individualized for the client or patient, and is appropriate for athletes, active and sedentary people of all ages. The foundation of FSTE is based on key assisted stretches of specific myofascial anatomical planes that form the core of a stretch matrix from which one may continue to build, modify and individualize a program for the client or patient. Functional movement assessments and screening will be done on the table and on the floor using the squat and other tests to identify and improve movement patterns. The participant will learn a variety of complete protocols that may be conducted in 5-15 minutes, so that programs may be designed for specific training or therapy goals. The course breakdown is 5% theory and 95% practical hands on participation. All theory is based on original research from Ann Frederick and on current research by the Fascia Research Congress and the Fascia Research Project.

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