Improve Squat Patterning with Fascial Stretch Therapy - Part 1: The Hip

by Chris Frederick |   Date Released : 07 May 2013
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Chris Frederick

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Chris Frederick is a Kinesis Myofascial Integration practitioner and has been a physical therapist for 24 years. He has also taught qigong and tai chi and is a long-term practitioner of those arts. Chris’ practice is focused on manual therapy, prehab/rehab exercise prescription, 1-on-1 assisted individual stretching & group stretch instruction. Chris is co-author of the book “Stretch to Win”, co-founder of Fascial Stretch Therapy™ & lead instructor with Ann Frederick at the Stretch to Win Institute (http://www.StretchtoWin.com)

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Frederick, Ann | 28 Jun 2013, 23:04 PM

Hi Austin!
Here is your question: are trainers in most states permitted to perform capsule stretches? this is a type of mobilization but I assume since you are calling it stretching you find a little loophole...

Answer: good question! Being a physical therapist, we have 5 categories of manual joint mob but sustained traction is not included. Therefore it can be argued whether hip joint capsule traction is a stretch vs a joint mob. Furthermore, joint mobs are characterized by placing one's hands close to the joint. In this case, one's hands are far from the joint. Therefore it is more of a stretching technique than a true joint mob, at least the way I described it in this article. I suggest you just call it 'traction' since nothing can be truly isolated with manual therapy or training techniques. Then you will avoid controversy.

All my Best,
Chris Frederick, PT, KMI
www.StretchToWin.com

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Misiura, Austin | 28 Jun 2013, 00:40 AM

are trainers in most states permitted to perform capsule stretches? this is a type of mobilization but I assume since you are calling it stretching you find a little loophole...

either way well written article, thanks!

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