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Passionate. Caring. Focused...and very funny

These are just several of the many words that can be used to describe Ann and Chris Frederick, directors of the Stretch to Win® Institute. When Ann founded her clinic in 1995, the Stretch to Win® Center, she had one key goal in mind: to improve the performance of professional athletes by changing the way they stretched. When the Frederick’s founded the Stretch to Win® Institute in 1999, they did so with the intention of passing on the complete system that had brought them so much success and that continues to rapidly and radically transform personal and professional lives.

hover textAnn Frederick is a former professional dancer, having grown up in her Mom’s dance studio, she started to dance at the age of 4 and first became a dance instructor at 14. She has practiced manual therapy and movement re-education for over 20 years, specifically in the field of flexibility training, assisted individual stretching, group stretch and dance instruction. Ann graduated from ASU in 1997, where she conducted scientific research that demonstrated more successful outcomes with her technique compared to traditional static stretching. Ann originally created a unique system of neuromyofascial manual therapy called Stretch to Win - Fascial Stretch Therapy® (STW-FST®) for the USA Men’s Olympic Wrestling Team of 1996. Besides improving professional athletic performance, she soon discovered that STW-FST also rapidly helped other clients with a variety of chronic, unresponsive pain conditions, strength imbalances and other common neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Ann is a member of The International Association of Structural Integrators.

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Chris Frederick has been a practicing physical therapist for over 24 years, focusing on manual therapy - integrating STW-FST and Kinesis Myofascial Integration – along with prescribed movement re-education. After training privately with Ann in 1998, he helped evolve STW-FST as an effective manual therapy and movement re-education system that improved outcomes with many common medical diagnoses faster and more effectively than traditional physical therapy. He has an extensive background in dance, both as a professional dancer of classical ballet, as well as being a specialist in dance physical therapy. Chris is also well versed in the ancient movement and healing arts of tai chi and qigong. More recently he has also become a Z-Health® practitioner. He is a contributing writer of the chapter on stretching in the seminal 2012 book “Fascia: the human tensional network”. Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and The International Association of Structural Integrators.

The Fredericks
are both certified by Thomas Myers in Kinesis Myofascial Integration and are the authors of the popular book “Stretch to Win”. Ann and Chris directed their own highly successful center for Stretch to Win® - Fascial Stretch Therapy, physical therapy, Kinesis Myofascial Integration, sports massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and Pilates for over 17 years. They are now Directors of the Stretch to Win® Institute, where they offer certification-training workshops in STW-FST. The Fredericks are currently working on their new book about STW-FST for advanced manual and movement therapy professionals. More than just highly-experienced Fascial Stretch Therapy™ experts; the Fredericks are an outgoing, caring and incredibly knowledgeable couple who are passionate about sharing their vast knowledge in a fun and highly informative hands-on environment.