trusted by medical professionals
microStretching® is a specialized evidence based system of stretching. Our research focused on stretch intensity and the inflammatory response. Research by Dr. Nikos C. Apostolopoulos was the first to examine human subjects, blood biomarkers (hs-CRP) and stretch intensity as published in his book, Stretch Intensity and the Inflammatory Response – A Paradigm Shift.
“This is a technique that’s new, very unique and I think it’s kind of going to be revolutionary to the way that manual therapists, especially in my practice, start to utilize.” – Dr. Danny K
microStretching® represents a paradigm shift in stretching. Unlike other forms of stretching, this low intensity passive and active stretching system developed by Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos is focused on the 4 Rs (recovery, regeneration, rehabilitation, and restoration) of the body.
To explain the “why” this gentle force influences the body both at the macro- and microscopic levels, microstretching refers to concepts such as mechanotransduction and tensegrity, the proprioceptive tissues, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
microStretching® looks at the body multidimensionally, that all the systems of the body (i.e., musculoskeletal, neural, endocrine, hormonal, cardiovascular etc) are connected holistically ensuring its homeostasis. For instance, by decreasing the sympathetic tone of overactive muscles, identifying compensatory shifts and patterns related to previous injuries or traumas, and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, individuals begin to understand how the body is interconnected, that the smallest effect in one part of the body can have repercussions somewhere else. microStretching® helps develop that awareness both physically and mentally.
Welcome to the movement
new microstretching® providers
christina Drew, PT
microStretching® is now in different clinics across the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver. This evidence based approach is provided by physiotherapists, chiropractors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and manual osteopaths. For a full list of our providers visit ‘Certified Providers’. microStretching® is offered at some of the following clinics.
- MyPhysio Sports and Rehab Centre (Vaughan)
- The Centre for Physical Health (Ajax)
- Kinetic Physiotherapy (Burlington)
- Modern Health and Performance (London)
- KinLab (Vancouver)
- Flxme Stretch Therapy (Toronto)
- Eikonic Health and Wellness (Vaughan)
- Vital Balance Therapy (Vancouver)
- Kerto High Performance Training (Markham)
- Kinnected Chain Rehab Centre (Markham)
Associated Benefits of microStretching®
Low Stress, Big Impact
Improved Range of Motion
Improved Quality of Sleep
Improved Performance & Recovery
What people say...
"Revolutionary" - Paradigm Shift