Try out Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) for FREE

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy is used by many Olympic and professional athletes to address the fascia. Fascia is fibrous connective tissue that wraps and supports muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, nerves—pretty much everything. Fascia stretching is said to give you a feeling of deep relaxation and rejuvenation that no other regular Swedish massage could ever do.

Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy:

  • Almost Zero Pain and Discomfort

  • Fast Recovery

  • Great Compliment to Injury Rehabilitation

Doug Carter, our certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, is offering FREE demonstrations of what FST can do for you! Call (480) 550-1490 to schedule your free consultation or fill out the form below and we will contact you to schedule.

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Welcome to our Sports Performance Interns!

Welcome to our Sports Performance Interns!

Pritchette Physical Therapy & Sports Performance team would like to welcome our 2018 summer interns John Miller and Leigh Stonerook.

Try the Trapezius Stretch for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Here are the top neck and shoulder stretches everyone should be doing.  Neck pain can have many different causes and almost all of them included muscle tightness and muscle guarding.  Breaking up the tension in you neck and shoulders is one of the key elements to recovery.  It is important that when performing stretches in the neck that the individual does not have pain or numbness, but a mild stretching sensation in the muscles of the targeted area.  Please consult with a doctor if you have any questions about this exercise.  This week we start our series off with the Trapezius Stretch or commonly called the Trap Stretch.

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Trapezius Stretch

– Place the back of one hand on your lower back making sure you are keeping that sides shoulder down

– Place the other hand gently across the top of your head, while the head is looking straight forward

– Apply gentle pressure to your head pulling your head towards the hand on head side until you feel a good stretch, no pain. (Do not push down)

– Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds and perform for both sides 3 times

FAQ: When should I perform the Trapezius Stretch?

Whenever you have limited range of motion in neck or have tightness in shoulders.  Perform at least 2-3 times daily.  If you are working at a computer workstation, perform 1 time per hour.

When should I avoid performing the Trapezius Stretch?

If you experience an increase in localized pain during and prolongs after stretch, numbness, dizziness, or radiating pain during stretch, discontinue stretch and consult a doctor.