DOUBLE VACCINATION REQUIRED
Effective September 22nd 2021, everyone over 12 years of age entering Verv Wellness MUST have received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their visit. Please arrive with documented proof available at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca Thank you.
During your sessions, you and I work together utilizing any of the following modalities in combination to ensure that you achieve your goals in the quickest, safest way possible.
You'll leave feeling better and with more knowledge about how to help yourself.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY™
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is an assisted table-based full body stretching system that focuses on the fascia as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, balance, symmetry, strength and performance. This revolutionary pain-free system focuses on opening up the joints and focusing on fascia.
Fascia is the layers of connective tissue that envelops all structures of the body. Over time, with poor posture, lack of exercise, stress to the body, trauma, injury and over-training, fascia will thicken, shorten and build up adhesions. This can inhibit your movement, and cause tension, pain and instability in your body during your daily activities.
To age, move and live well, you need a user manual for your body - one that addresses your own body's personal history, needs and quirks. That's exactly the solution you'll find with Steve Robinson Fitness.
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One of my main goals is to take complex scientific principles of health and fitness and make them easy for you to understand. Utilizing a system of full body assessments, I'll cut to the root of your biomechanical dysfunctions and correct problems through protocols that ensure improved performance. You’ll walk away with customized, easy-to-follow corrective programming that will ensure you can make progress towards your goals every day!
Once you've rebuilt your functional fitness foundation, I will help you master an important set of fundamental movements that every body should be able to perform with ease. With these basics in your tool kit, you can branch out into many avenues of fitness. I'll help you set achievable goals and take your fitness to a new level of performance.
If you're already active and seeking new challenges we can work together to focus on specific skills or broaden your abilities. Either way you will Simply. Move. Better.
Oh my goodness what a difference! I've been doing those exercises and the pain on the side of my foot is gone.
I felt like a million bucks after the session and since. Thanks again. Huge difference in my sleep last night.
I do appreciate how you explain everything and have a very easy way about you. Also, you are great at encouraging me, which is necessary for a beginner.
Empowered Movement...for Life!
As a Level 3 Fascial Stretch Specialist, Exercise Therapist and certified Personal Trainer since 2005, I bring a vast amount of knowledge, experience, and perspective to help people of all ages and abilities reduce their pain, improve their functionality, and enhance their health & fitness.
My ultimate goal is to facilitate your achievement of any goal you may have that requires the use of your body. Can you think of one that doesn’t? We will optimize your mobility, reduce your pain and increase your strength so you are free to do what you want with ease. By showing you how the whole body is a series of interconnected systems instead of isolated independent pieces, I will educate your mind and motion.
Old injuries, over-use, stress and chronic pain can be left in the past when your body functions in a balanced fashion. Utilizing Fascial Stretch Therapy™, targeted corrective exercises and traditional resistance training, we create treatments and programming to address your specific individual needs.
Regardless of your age or level of conditioning, we start with the fundamentals of how you stand, how you walk, which of your muscle groups is restricted and which need to be strengthened. Then through a systematic approach tailored to your abilities, you learn or re-learn fundamentals that are the foundation of optimal movement. Finally, we can focus on long-term health and fitness.
When your days become more energetic, free of pain and full of the activities you want to pursue, then we know we’re on the right track!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
First, we’ll review the Intake Form you’ve completed beforehand. We’ll discuss any details and review your goals and aspirations.
Second, we’ll complete an assessment of movements, ranges of motion and limitations.
Third, depending on your goals, I will either deliver an introductory Fascial Stretch Therapy treatment or we will start to work on fundamental movements.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how to proceed in the following sessions.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AN FST TREATMENT?
You remain clothed and the fascial stretch therapy session takes place on a massage table. It incorporates comfortable straps used to stabilize the limbs or part of the body that is not being worked on. This facilitates relaxation and enhances the effectiveness of the technique. No part of the treatment should be painful and there is constant communication between the therapist and client to ensure that the experience is positive.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please wear comfortable clothing that lets you move freely. Shorts or “workout pants” are best. Clean indoor shoes. No skirts, please. If you wear orthotics in your shoes, bring them. Also consider bringing a light sweater as some people tend to cool down when not moving on the treatment table.
ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY BENEFITS?
Generally, no. Although I am certified and insured to provide all my services, they are not yet recognized by many health benefits providers. But it never hurts to ask them.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR FST?
Not at all. Regardless of age, our bodies still work the same way and can benefit from treatment. Depending on your habits and history, the treatment process might take a little longer, but we can still make progress!
I'M A LARGER PERSON, CAN FST STILL WORK FOR ME?
Absolutely. In fact, much of the FST system was developed working on NFL players and other plus-sized individuals. Once again, our bodies still function the same way and can all benefit from improved mobility.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
I have a bachelors degree in biology and have been certified with CanFitPro as Personal Trainer Specialist since 2005. I obtained the highest level of certification in Fascial Stretch Therapy (Level 3) in 2017. This means I am one of only a few hundred in the world authorized to utilize the system at this level. I have also completed certification in Exercise Therapy, TRX Suspension Training, and specific courses in foot function, and core programming.