Improving Athletic Performance With Fascial Stretching

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Sure, you can play through the pain but everyone knows that they perform better when things don’t hurt, move freely and you are able to maintain stability.

Performance athletes aren’t just professionals anymore. Many of the patients we have treated medically over the years are either performing regularly in athletic competitions or simply working to improve their own performance.

We are able to help using simple, easy therapy steps that don’t require too much time – after all, you’re already training!

We routinely help:

  • Runners
  • Golfers
  • Cyclists
  • Cross-Fit, HIIT, Martial Arts and Weight Training Enthusiasts

Our fascial stretching method is based on a simple acronym – LSS – Lengthen, Shorten, Stabilize.

We LENGTHEN myofascia (muscles and connective tissue) that is too short. Common examples include hamstrings and hip flexors that reduce stride length and are prone to injury.

We SHORTEN myofascia that have been overstretched or weakened restoring  proper tone and function. For instance, weak glutes transfer strain to the spinal erectors and cause low back pain; overstretched rhomboids impact the kinetic chain of the arm and reduce strength.

We STABILIZE myofascia that are necessary for functional athletic movement. We see the importance when trying to “cut” laterally in almost any sport – it is necessary for the quadratus lumborum to stabilize the connection between the hips, spine and ribs in order to transfer force safely and effectively to the legs.

We’re not athletic trainers, we’re not physical therapists – we are myofascial therapists that specialize in optimizing performance through reducing pain, promoting movement and establishing true “core” stability from the inside out.