Tyler Shaw

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Tyler Shaw

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Born and raised in Sudbury, Tyler grew up playing competitive hockey and eventually made his way to the university level where he attended Sacred Heart University as a Division I student-athlete. After two years, he transferred back to Laurentian University where he continued his academics and athletics. He graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Kinesiology. He has since studied to become a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist (level 1).


Tyler’s treatment protocol will be tailored to each individuals’ specific goals and needs. Each treatment will begin with assessing mobility and determining which areas of the body can best benefit from therapy. Through different combinations of table-based manual therapy and assisted stretching techniques, treatment will aim to improve mobility, flexibility and overall range of motion, while maintaining stability, in various areas of the body. Tyler is driven to help each client reach their mobility goals, to allow for better movement and allow for improved heightened performance and enjoyment in any of their activities.


Outside of work, Tyler enjoys being physically active. He enjoys going to the gym and officiating hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), and minor hockey. He also volunteers his time coaching minor hockey. Tyler looks forward to giving back and helping those within the Sudbury community!

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a system of assisted stretching which focuses on the muscles, joints, and connective tissue. With the client on a treatment table, the therapist will help you stabilize your body as you are gently helped into specific stretches to help facilitate relaxation and movement into your joints and body.

What are the benefits of FST?

What makes this therapy different from other flexibility programs is that each stretch begins with a light traction of the joint being treated. This allows for a deeper stretch by creating more space in joint. This is an excellent treatment choice for those wanting to improve flexibility and mobility, recover from training, and prevent injury.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved posture & muscle function

  • Improved sport specific performance

  • Increase muscular strength and endurance

  • Reduce muscle tension and risk of injury

  • Increase balance and symmetry of the body

  • Reduce muscular soreness and fatigue

  • Help treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and facet joint dysfunctions

Fascial Stretch Therapy was popularized with athletes such as professional golfers, wrestlers, basketball players, and runners but is also very beneficial for anyone needing more flexibility such as office workers, manual labourers, and just generally stiff individuals.

FST is also a very powerful therapy that can be used to treat many conditions such as facet joint dysfunctions, tight hips, rotator cuff injuries, muscle strains, chronic headaches, knee tracking issues, plantar fasciitis, and pinched nerves.


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