Your spinal column is the body’s main structural support. It needs to keep you stable enough to stand up straight but flexible enough for movement. It’s no surprise that people have back issues and problems from time to time.
Back pain stems from sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons, or from herniated disks, fractures, and other issues in your upper, middle, or lower back. Often the effects are felt immediately while in many cases, back problems develop with time.
A tight thoracic spine (where the upper back is) can limit the range of motion of the shoulder, especially if you’re the type of person who works out a lot or does a lot of overhead heavy lifting.
If you experience pain in your upper or lower back, consider the advantages of working with fascial stretch therapy professionals who offer an assisted stretch system that tackles back and body pain deeply and effectively.
Find a clinic that has a list of reputable clients such as competitive athletes and healthcare industry professionals so that you know you’re placing your wellbeing in trusted, good hands.
What is it?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a type of stretching that targets the fascia — the connective tissue that surrounds bones, muscles, and joints and connects the entire body.
FST targets the joint capsules and joints, using oscillation and traction to gently remove restrictions from movement to encourage lubrication.
It’s a table-based assisted stretch system where a certified therapist will gently pull and move the legs, arms, spine torso, and neck in a smooth motion through the client’s customized range of motion.
How Does it Work?
Shoulder and back pain (and everything in between) can be debilitating. With a sore back, it’s difficult to maintain your daily lifestyle because the pain can prevent you from doing simple things such as going to work, picking up the kids, or keeping up with your fitness routine.
When one part of the back has pain often the rest of the back is affected. When the upper spine is compromised it affects the rest of the spine like domino effect.
For example, if an individual has poor posture, and the upper spine is more rounded than it should be, the pelvis often ends up in an anterior tilt causing discomfort/ pain.
In order to attain optimal mobility, flexibility, and a pain-free existence, your certified FST therapist will first communicate with you to find out exactly where your pain is and what you would like to achieve.
Then, using gentle movements your therapist will facilitate deep yet gentle stretches in your joints and spine to target your fascia and to increase range of motion, activate core muscles, and unlock stiffness throughout your body.
Will it be Painful?
The simple answer to this question is: no. In fact, FST is designed to be a relaxing experience where you concentrate on breathing. It’s a great way to alleviate stress as well as pain.
If back pain is preventing you from living well, consider the benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy and consult your trusted clinic for an assessment so you can start living pain-free.