FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Movement is LIFE
Fascial Stretch Therapy At CarolinaClinic
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted mobility and stretching technique focused on your connective tissue (fascia) administered by licensed professionals.
Why is FST so important?
Your fascia connects every aspect of tissue in your body. It acts as a net that covers your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, etc. There is nothing more important to stretch than the fascia. Many clients and patients have had long-term issues with limited mobility and increased pain. FST can unlock your fascia and the affected joints to allow for much greater mobility and drastically reduced or eliminated pain. This allows for a greater quality of life, the ability to be active again, and the ability to perform at elite levels.
How does FST Work?
Each session will begin with the client giving either an introduction to their areas of concern and injuries or a recap of how they’ve been feeling and performing since their previous session. The Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist will then create a customized session including upper and lower body focuses.
Who is FST for?
FST can benefit everyone – from professional and elite athletes to those who work out regularly or rarely, its individual approach meets you where you are. As your body adjusts and your needs change, your therapy progresses with you.
Who are your FST experts?
- Josh Kollmann – Level 3, Medical Certified, $150 for 60-minutes
- Brittany Hills – Level 2 Certified, $125 for 60-minutes
JOSHUA KOLLMAN, DC
Member of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team
Fascial Stretch Certified Level 3 Medical Provider (FST)
Certified in Dry Needling
Certified in Acupuncture
Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified in Active Release Technique (ART)
Certified in Graston Technique
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
Certified Certified Chi Running Instructor
NASM, CPT, CES, PES
Dr. Joshua Kollmann received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. Dr. Kollmann has extensive education and experience in treating all levels of athletic needs as well as musculoskeletal conditions. He earned his Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kollmann has advanced training in treating soft tissue injuries, including full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Kollmann has the distinction as a Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) which provides advanced skills to evaluate human movement. Building on a broad base of knowledge, he is certified in both acupuncture and dry needle specializations. Dr. Kollmann is also a Level III Medical Provider with Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST).
Dr. Kollmann has been one of the Team Chiropractors for the Carolina Panthers since 2011. He has also been treating as part of the PGA Sports Medicine Team since 2007.
Not only does Dr. Kollmann treat athletes at various events, but he is an avid triathlete and competitor. An accomplished Ironman, Kollmann competed in Ironman events in Lake Placid, Arizona, Louisville, and Cozumel. Dr. Kollmann has qualified and ran the Boston Marathon twice. He is also a USA Triathlon level 1 coach.
Dr. Kollmann’s philosophy is to utilize treatment plans founded on science, and care for patients compassionately utilizing a variety of Chiropractic, Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Rehabilitative techniques which will eliminate symptoms and improve overall function of the human body. He also strongly believes in patient education and empowering patients to improve the quality of their lives, because patients who know more about their conditions stay healthier.
BRITTANY HILLS, DPT, PT, MS, CES, FST Level 1-2
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Fascial Stretch Certified Level 1-2
Dr. Brittany Hills received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wingate University with her
focus on return to sport management for athletes and oncological rehabilitation. Prior to physical
therapy school she attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelors in
Exercise Science as well as attending the California University of Pennsylvania where she
earned a Masters in Corrective Exercise and Rehabilitation. She has also earned Level 1-2
Fascial Stretch Certification from Stretch To Win Institute.
Dr. Brittany was a Level 10 Competitive gymnast. She still holds a passion for treating the
gymnastics community and preventing overuse injuries common in the sport. Following her
gymnastics career, she went on to run a number of half marathons and Spartan Races around
the country. During her time at Wingate University, Dr. Brittany focused on sports rehabilitation,
utilizing corrective exercise to treat countless musculoskeletal and neurological injuries often
seen in athletes.
Aside from treating athletes, Dr. Brittany has a personal connection with the oncological
community. While in school, Dr. Brittany instituted a movement class for oncology patients at
CHS (Pineville, Union and Anson Counties) aided by a Supervising Professor through her
program at Wingate University. She diagnosed functional impairments and mobility restrictions
due to their clinical diagnoses and coached patients to improve these limitations with
individualized movement plans and exercises. She also educated patients on injury prevention
techniques by providing up to date research and information for both prevention of injury in
compromised states and remaining active while combating chemotherapy effects.
Dr. Brittany hopes to spread knowledge and awareness about the importance of movement and
how it affects quality of life.