Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST): The missing link in training, fitness, and rehab
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) was featured in the May 2011 issue of Runners’ World as one of the new, innovative training and therapeutic methods used on elite and professional athletes. FST is way beyond stretching – it is manual and movement therapy of neuromyofascia in the connective tissue system. This webinar is great if you work with patients or clients who want to develop strength, flexibility, agility and balance for greater physical performance, and/or who want to alleviate pain to improve function for activities of daily living.
Chris Frederick is the director of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation at the Stretch to Win Clinic. After an injury sidelined his professional dance career, Chris went on to receive his degree in manual orthopedic physical therapy from Hunter College, City University of New York. To get a well-rounded background in many disciplines, Chris trained privately with several master physical therapists, rolfers, chiropractors, osteopaths, two chi kung and tai chi masters, and an Olympic strength coach.
As a result of his education and training, Chris lends a nontraditional, complementary approach to flexibility training, physical therapy, sport rehabilitation, and fitness. Using the Stretch To Win system of flexibility training and stretching, he has designed many effective injury-prevention programs for both professional and collegiate athletes and sport teams as well as professional dancers and dance companies. Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Association of Structural Integrators, and the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science.
The Fredericks are also renowned international speakers and codirectors of the International Institute of Flexibility Sciences located in Tempe, Arizona. There, they train and certify professionals to become flexibility specialists who may use the Stretch To Win system to enhance their current careers. The Fredericks are dedicated to advancing the emerging field of flexibility sciences by promoting and engaging in research on connective tissue and related topics.
The Raising the Bar webinar series provides personal trainers, group fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness enthusiasts with another avenue to obtain practical fitness information and education. We have covered a wide range of topics, some of which include stretching, group fitness instruction, nutrition, balance training, and aquatic exercise.