Fascial Stretch Therapy Oakville

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a pain-free assisted stretching technique that assesses and treats the restrictions in the body to improve performance, prevent injury and reduce pain. The goal is to optimize your flexibility, mobility, and strength by focusing on stretching the fascia and joint capsules in the body. FST stretching focuses on the entire body and not just isolated muscles. We are pleased to have therapists at OAK Physio and Wellness that are able to offer FST to clients and help restore function and achieve their movement goals.

What is Fascia and Joint Capsule?

If you have ever heard “everything in your body is connected”, one of the main key elements in that connection is Fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue system of the body that penetrates through and wraps around muscles, nerves, organs and just about everything else in your body. Joint capsule is another connective tissue that surrounds freely moveable joints in your body and is responsible for keeping the joint lubricated, providing nutrients and shock absorption.

What happens if the fascia or joint capsule become restricted?

  • Increase muscle tightness leading to trigger points, reduced flexibility and mobility
  • Decreased joint space leading to reduced range of motion of the joints and increased tension on the muscles and surrounding tissues
  • Decreased blood flow and suboptimal tissue recovery, performance and energy
  • And much more…

What are the benefits of Stretching with a fascial stretch therapist?

  • Pain relief
  • Injury prevention
  • Increase flexibility
  • Decreased muscle tension and muscle tightness
  • Reduced joint stiffness / Improved joint range of motion
  • Postural improvements / Correct body alignment
  • Reduced mental and physical stress on the body
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Improved muscle recovery and optimal muscle performance
  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved energy levels

Who can benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

People of all ages! Everyone can benefit from stretching.

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) can help patients with acute and/or chronic pain:

Often times acute and/or chronic pain is associated to tight muscles and joint stiffness and can lead to reduced movement and keeping you from doing activities you love. FST stretching can help eliminate your pain and restore function to get you moving better.

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) can provide benefits to athletes:

Increase training can lead to physical stress and loads on the body and to prevent injury optimal recovery time is important. FST stretching improves blood flow to the muscles which improves muscle recovery and reduces muscle soreness from training. With FST stretching you can improve your training and performance.

Sport specific stretching with Fascial Stretch Therapist:

Optimal movement is important for optimal performance and our therapist at OAK Physio and Wellness understand the specific movements for each sport. Sport specific stretching with our fascial stretch therapist will ensure your body is moving at its best to deliver optimal results for your sport. Our therapist can provide sport specific fascial stretching for the following sports and more:
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • CrossFit
  • Body Building
  • And more…

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) can help prevent injury:

Optimal tissue movement is key to preventing injury. With regular FST stretching you can optimize your flexibility, mobility and strength and keep your body moving better.

Common conditions and symptoms treated by FST:

  • Neck Pain
  • Mid and Low Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle Strains and Sprains
  • And more…

How our patients describe Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)?

“It is like doing yoga, but someone does all the moving for you”

“If you have ever experienced Yin Yoga, this is what it feels like”

Optimal movement is important for quality and enjoyment of life. Book a free 15-minute stretch consult with Emilly Velasco at OAK Physio & Wellness to experience what fascial stretch therapy can do for you.


On your first appointment, our expert therapist will assess your condition, review your health history and develop a complete treatment plan.

Schedule your first visit to begin your journey to recovery and discover what sets us apart.

Meet Our Fascial Stretch Therapist

Emilly Velasco


Emilly first discovered Fascial Stretch Therapy while she was teaching a yoga class and saw that someone at the studio was having a stretch session. It immediately sparked her curiosity as it looked like something she could benefit from. She booked a stretch session and instantly loved how her body felt afterwards; Emilly felt an increase in my range of motion and felt more aligned in her body. Since obtaining her FST certification, she loves that she is able to help others to feel better and move more freely in their bodies.

Emilly Velasco


What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

A form of assisted stretching with a holistic approach to the body. Optimizing your flexibility and mobility through gentle traction, oscillation and circumduction of the joint while targeting the breath.

What are the Benefits of FST?

  • Increases flexibility
  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Corrects body alignment
  • Increases blood flow
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Improves energy levels
  • Reduces or eliminates pain

What can I expect at my FST appointment?

Your body will be guided through a series of stretches, allowing you to relax while simultaneously increasing your range of movement. All sessions will be table-based.