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Fascial Stretch Therapy Explained

Flexibility is the ability to move our joints through a full range of motion. Flexibility is often affected by emotional, physical and environmental stress and therefore flexibility is compromised in all people at some point in their lives. Athletes continuously put their bodies through these types of stress thusly their flexibility is affected and becomes a factor in determining optimal performance. more ...

Flexibility and Function

What is flexibility? We understand that stretching is important to our health but do we understand why? Flexibility is the ability to move our joints through a full range of motion. Flexibility is often affected by emotional, physical and environmental stress and therefore flexibility is compromised in all people at some point in their lives. Whether we are a high performance athlete or a sedentary individual we Continuously put our bodies through these types of stress thusly our flexibility is affected and becomes a factor in determining optimal function. more ...

Flexibility is Critical for Dance Fitness

Flexibility is a critical factor in the overall fitness of a dancer. Although dancers are extremely flexible many dancers still have limited range of motion due to tight muscles in specific areas. I know it sounds funny when you witness the amazing feats of flexibility that some dancers display but it is true. more ...

More on Posture

If you read about the Posture component then this will make more sense to you. Posture is the state of mechanical balance within the body. more ...

Fascial Stretch Therapy

by Curb Ivanic, Core Running

Over the years I’ve tried a number of different treatments and therapies to improve my flexibility. Recently I tried a novel treatment called fascial stretch therapy (FST). more ...

The Fascial Protector: The Emotional Divide

by Sarah Jamieson, Vancouver Yoga Review

Fascia keeps us together in recognizable form. It is a tough, stiff, elastic connective tissue that is the protector — the foundation of our energy force, all our other systems in the human body. This fascial net serves as a barrier from the outside world against pathogens and transmits immediate feedback to your brain about your surroundings. more ...

Get stretched out fascial style

by PJ Wren, courtesy of Delta Optimist

“Just breathe,” he tells me as I lie there while he pulls my left leg in a position reminiscent of a Cirque De Soleil performance (minus the grace and cool outfits on my part). more ...

Run Jump Throw The FUNdamentals program — IT WORKS

Over the last decade we have witnessed a significant decline in children’s participation in activity and their ability to perform sport and play. Active Healthy Kids Canada in 2012 reported 46% of children getting less than 3 hours of physical activity per week (including weekends) and 63% of children’s spare time is sedentary. This alarming trend should raise concern not only from a coach/educator perspective but also for parents whose children are entering into or are already part of school/sport systems. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) both recommend that children receive a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. As therapists and movement educators my husband and I share a passion for the inclusion of individuals of all ages, levels and abilities to pursue a healthy active lifestyle and reap the multitude of benefits from it and focused activity is a critical component in a child’s development: more ...