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  • Medial tibial stress syndrome in a national tennis player: The application of functional fascial taping

    Functional fascial taping (FFT) is a treatment approach that uses sports tape to apply tension to the skin, fascia and muscles in order to pull damaged structures back into alignment. The author of this article has pioneered and developed this technique, which has been used to treat a wide range of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back, neck and shoulder pain, muscle tears and repetitive strain injury. This article demonstrates the use of FFT on a tennis player suffering from medial tibial stress syndrome.

  • An overview of facilitated stretching

    Most manual therapists and fitness professionals agree that stretching is an important part of training for sport. Beyond sport, stretching is useful for maintaining general flexibility for daily activities and as preventive maintenance to counteract the effects of repetitive motion activities. This article describes the different types of stretching that can be performed, with an emphasis on facilitated stretching.