Functional Fascial Taping
Functional Fascial Taping (FFT) can immediately decrease pain and increase range of motion, to encourage muscle firing and normal movement patterns. The technique has a unique objective assessment procedure and tape application to modify pain and to provide tension/load at rest, active increased load (patient self administered treatment) and frequent alterations in load with movement with activity. This non-invasive treatment encourages practitioners' treatments to 'hold' for longer and to rehabilitate in a pain free environment.
Ron Alexander is the founder of the Functional Fascial Taping method and presents FFT workshops both in Australia and internationally. He is co-investigator of a randomised double blind controlled trial (phd) of FFT for chronic low back pain at Deakin University, Melbourne. Ron refined FFT over several years whilst the Principal Remedial Massage Therapist for the Australian Ballet. During this period he was awarded 'Lady Southey Scholarship for Excellence'. Ron has presented FFT to the International Olympic Committee World Congress, the World Congress on Lower Back and Pelvic Pain and two posters at the Inaugural Fascia Research Congress.