F.I.T. – Fascial Integration Therapy | Body Works Sports Physiotherapy

F.I.T. - Fascial Integration Therapy

When you don’t move around enough over time, after doing repetitive movements or when you hold a bad posture for a too long time, your fascia can get spasmed and lose it’s elasticity. Adhesions between the different layers of this fascial tissue develop and therefore leading to a loss of mobility and pain in some parts of the body.

Did you say Fascia? What is that?

Fascia is pronounced “fash-ya”.

Generally called connective tissue, fascia is made of densely packed protein fibers like collagen. It weaves throughout the entire body, and it binds and supports your muscles, bones and even your organs. Extremely innervated and vascularised, this internal webbing helps different muscle and visceral systems communicate with one another.

Ideally, your fascia should be supple enough to slide, glide, twist and bind. When they’re not functioning properly, signals from the nerve endings are muffled or muted (so you don’t feel comfortable in your own body) or they’re interpreted by your brain as pain and discomfort.

What to do then?

A good way to address fascial tightness on your own is to stretch or roll out your body. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not enough and you may not achieve the full results.  In this case, you may need an educated professional hand to unwind these local spasms and restrictions and to ultimately show you how to maintain mobility specific to your needs at home. 

FIT (Fascial Integration Therapy) is a body manipulation therapy that uses specific moves on key-points (often located at fascia crossings) throughout the body and therefore helps to restore the balance of fascial system of the body.

FIT is a unique hands-on pragmatic approach to cure many different conditions that could affect the body. Indeed, this manual therapy uses only one tool that feels and treat: the hand.

Advantages of FIT:

  • Easy to perform, doesn't require any particular setup, patient can keep their clothes on
  • Harmless and secure
  • Asymptomatic
  • No contraindication nor side-effects
  • Quickly performed
  • Adaptable to all ages (newborns to elders)
  • Effective; patients can come out with 50% improvement after the first session

Conditions FIT can help

The conditions that FIT can help include, but are not limited to:

  • Cervicalgia/neck pain (torticollis), dorsalgia, lower back pain (lumbago), sacralgia, coccygodynia
  • Cephalalgia, head pain, migraines
  • Jaw/TMJ, facial pain
  • Tendinitis, regardless of location
  • Neuralgia/nerve pain: facial, cranial, cervico-brachial, thoracic, abdominal, sacral, crural, sciatica
  • Periarthritis, capsulitis, bursitis, all joints inflammatory conditions

For more information or to schedule an appointment for Physiotherapy Fascial integration Therapy assessment and treatment, please contact our clinic.

Thoracic dysfunction treated with F.I.T manipulation as demonstrated by our registered Physiotherapist, Damien Dubouchet.