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theStretchDoc


Fascial Stretch Therapy™   •   Personal Training   •   Fitness Coaching   •   chiropractic

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theStretchDoc


Fascial Stretch Therapy™   •   Personal Training   •   Fitness Coaching   •   chiropractic

About Dr. John

“The Stretch Doc” as he’s known to his patients, graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1999 and has since been in practice in chiropractic offices in both Texas and Nevada. While working with patients, he discovered a true passion in the athletic community for sports and care related to sports injuries and preventative practice. 
 
Dr. John assesses each patient through specific muscle testing for various disruptions involving trigger points, compensations/over-compensations, myofasical disorders and/or neurological disruptions, range of motion and structural function (joint motion). Once this assessment is complete, Dr. John executes a comprehensive plan to restore balance, function, and relief from sports injuries utilizing Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™), Myofascial Release Techniques, and Chiropractic to restore a sense of well-being while also increasing flexibility and improving strength through every range of motion.

Dr. John is a Chiropractic Physician who is a Level 3 Medical & Fitness Fascial Stretch Therapist and an Instructor for Stretch To Win Institute in Tempe, AZ
 
 Dr. John has utilized Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) on athletes of all ages who range from recreational athletes to professional athletes such as Ultra-Runners, Triathletes, Tennis Player, Dancers, Circus Aerialists, and UFC/MMA Coaches and fighters. 

 

Contact me at:   702-465-1733 call/text  or email: thestretchdoc@thestretchdoc.com

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Fascial Stretch Therapy


An advanced stretching technique for all ages and all people. Injury prevention while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

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Fascial Stretch Therapy


An advanced stretching technique for all ages and all people. Injury prevention while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Fascial Stretch Therapy, or FST, is an innovative system of manual, assisted stretch therapy techniques that includes joint capsule, fascial and muscular stretching to rapidly eliminate pain, improve mobility, restore impaired function, reduce recovery time & optimize athletic performance. 

FST is very different than what we think of as traditional stretching or bodywork, in that it is more functional and dynamic. Unlike traditional stretching or bodywork that only attempts work on muscles, FST engages the entire myofascial system by targeting muscles as well as their neighboring joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones.

 

Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy

  • Re-aligns and re-organizes fascia to improve overall mobility.
  • Can increase flexibility by up to 52% in just one session. 
  • Pain-free.
  • Rapid, effective pain relief.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Eliminates trigger points.
  • Improves muscle activation & relaxation.
  • Improves flexibility, speed and performance in athletes.
  • Improves functional mobility and posture in the aging population.
  • Improves sleep quality.
  • Relieves joint impingement syndromes.
  • Aides in injury prevention.

who needs Fascial Stretch Therapy?

    Everyone!! Anyone can benefit from FST! Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or a desk job employee this remarkable technique will benefit you in helping avoid injury, gaining a competitive edge, and everyone wanting to improve there overall range of motion. Even chronic pain sufferers, or someone with pain and/or limited mobility due to various medical conditions this can help. Stretching is performance and anti-aging therapy at it's best!
     

    What to expect during your first FST session

    During your FST session, Dr. John, will move your body in undulating spiral diagonal patterns known as stretch waves paired with traction to access the joint capsule, the deepest level of fascia. Breathing is synchronized with stretch waves for greater efficiency and an additional therapeutic effect. This pain-free therapy allows your body to relax and receive greater benefits versus traditional bodywork, like deep tissue work or Rolfing, that is often painful and can result in muscular guarding.

    Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free, relaxing, easy and convenient form of bodywork. Clients stay fully-clothed and relaxed as the session is performed tailored to your specific needs. There is no use of massage oils or creams. Clients will leave their session feeling renewed, relaxed and mobile.

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    Contact me at:   702-465-1733 call/text  or email: thestretchdoc@thestretchdoc.com

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    Personal Training


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    Personal Training


    why Personal training?

    Being involved in physical fitness since high school I have always enjoyed pushing my body and mind to new limits. From the weight room to Ironman triathlons, to ultrarunning of 50-100 miles having a mentor in training my body was always key to accomplish my goals. As a personal training I look forward to taking the journey to your new goals no matter how small or large they may be, together we will accomplish them! 

    Utilizing a variety training techniques, such as, Functional Training, TRX/RIP Training, High Intensity Interval Training which incorporates plyometrics, weight training and body weight exercises. Functional strength training involves performing work against resistance in such a manner that the improvements in strength directly enhance the performance of movements so that an individual's activities of daily living are easier to perform.

     

    What are the benefits of Functional Training?

    Simply stated, the primary goal of Functional Training is to transfer the improvements in strength achieved in one movement to enhance the performance of another movement. 
    For strength exercises to effectively transfer to other movements, several components of the training movement needs to be similar to the actual performance movement. 

    Contact me at:   702-465-1733 call/text  or email: thestretchdoc@thestretchdoc.com

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    Fitness Coaching


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    Fitness Coaching


    Ready to make a healthy life style change or compete on stage?

      Do you feel that you're ready to take on a transformation challenge and transform your body to new levels or are you interested in fitness competitions,  such as bodybuilding, men's physique, figure or bikini categories, I can help. 

      Fitness coaching will help teach you how to select proper foods for your goals, understand nutrition labels, and how to enjoy food. If your looking to hit the stage, then teaching you how to adapt your nutrition to get that lean physique without performing endless amounts of cardio. 

      Whatever you choose, understanding food and how it works with your body is a key priority while undergoing any transformation challenge. 

       

      Contact me at:   702-465-1733 call/text  or email: thestretchdoc@thestretchdoc.com

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      Chiropractic


      Providing Chiropractic Care in Las Vegas for all ages.

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      Chiropractic


      Providing Chiropractic Care in Las Vegas for all ages.

       

      Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?

      Many things can lead to a vertebral subluxation. Some of the more common causes I’ve found are:

      • A vertebra going out of place (“misalignment”) because of a slip or fall (i.e., “macrotrauma”).
      • The entire spine misaligning globally due to poor posture.
      • Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint.
      • An inflammatory response caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water or psychological stress.
      • Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs.
      • Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place.

      There is a reason why athletes both today and in the past, like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana, are under regular chiropractic care. In fact, over 50 percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff.

      Because it is so effective at pain-based and pathological conditions, one of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances personal and athletic performance. Studies have shown that it:

      • Reduces inflammatory cytokines
      • Boosts your immune system
      • Enhances pulmonary function
      • Decreases mental and oxidative stress
      • Relieves muscle tension
      • And can naturally increase your energy level

      Studies have even proved, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,” which includes bowl regularity and mental clarity.

      Basically, because it helps place your body in the position where it can heal itself, chiropractic adjustments can free your immune system up to focus on keeping you healthy, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.


      Contact me at:   702-465-1733 call/text  or email: thestretchdoc@thestretchdoc.com

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      Testimonials/Client Pictures


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      Testimonials/Client Pictures


      Hear what our clients say:

       

      "Dr. John...
      Just wanted to let you know that my hip feels amazing today!  After three weeks of pain, I was skeptical that the pain would be gone so quickly - but I am more than happy to have been wrong on this one. I have nothing but positive things to say about you and the care I received.
       
      I guess I have no excuse so I'll have to get back to work at the gym with Nick and Tierra!

      Thanks again, Genet C. - Las Vegas, Feb. 2013"

      "Thanks for taking the pain out of my every day life. My back has had a pinched nerve for 8 months and now I have the freedom from pain and numbness. I was with the pain for so long i just got used to it and now I'm new and improved. Thanks again for the awesome work you did on me!" - Rick S., Owner - Spa at LakeSide 2.0.

      "JOHN!! Thank you so much for working your dancing magic on me before the race. You were so generous with your skills & time.  I was feeling pretty tight and stressed after several days of transit and two months of high intensive training. Having never experienced stretch therapy before i was hugely surprised with the difference to my body after you worked on one side of my body. After a full session I felt significantly looser and physically prepared to take on my biggest challenge to date. Any chance on you moving to Australia?! Big big appreciation." - Samantha GashUltra- Runner Australia,Finisher La Ultra - The High. First female and youngest person ever to complete RacingthePlanet Desert Series of ultra-marathons braving incredibly challenging conditions in the Atacama Desert (Chile), the Sahara Desert (Egypt), the Gobi Desert (China) and Antarctica.

      "Thank You So much for what you did -90 per cent of my pain and tightness is gone. You are right my body still has those protective urges....I was like a colt, my legs were all over the place Saturday. It had been so long that I had moved pain free..my legs did not know what to do- will work on my speed and health, Thank You DR V." - George Velasco - California.

      "Dr. John is the best!!!!  
      While training for my first marathon I injured my leg.  I was not sure what my exact injury was, but all I knew was that it hurt a great deal when I ran, so I stopped running to let it heal.  After 3 weeks I just couldn't take it any more, I needed to get back to running.  Two of my friends refered me to Dr. John, and I quickly made an appointment with him.  

      I spent about an hour with Dr. John.  He figured out what exactly what was going on with my leg (sprained/stressed muscle fibers), then he worked his magic.  He not only massaged and stretched the lower leg muscles, but he gave me a full fascial stretch; which felt fantasic.  He also explained to me everything that he was doing and why.  Plus he recommended to me what to do at home to prevent this type of injury from happening again.

      The best part is that later that same day I was able to run again without pain or discomfort.  Just a little over a week after seeing him I ran 10 miles and got back to marathon training.  

      Dr John is great at what he does and I highly recommend him.  My only regret is that I didn't find out about him sooner." - Koryn G. - Henderson, NV. 

      "As an athlete and dancer I have been looking for someone who would take the time to listen and understand my injuries. Dr. John's knowledge of the body and his true concern for his patients is remarkable. His stretch therapy got me through heavy training for my first marathon, as well as to complete the event feeling great. As a dancer I have a history of injuries as well as some aches and pains. Dr. John has taken the time to help realign my body and relieve the pain associated with years of dancing. I have been searching for a doctor to recommend to other dancers and I have finally found him! Thanks Dr. John!" - July 2010  Karen T.  - Henderson, NV.

      "I was experiencing chronic neck pain, nothing that i did would re leave it. I tried heat, ice, massage, and chiropractic care. Remembering that Dr. John had studied a new stretch modality i thought i would try a session with him. His technique involves non evasive stretching. It worked! it cut my neck pain in half the first session. Do to the severity of my injury it took 3 sessions to bring my pain down to about 10%. I highly recommend him and his style of healing to any one with any kind of pain." - Terrian H. - Las Vegas, NV. 

      "After running 131 miles at the Badwater Ultramarathon, I had a few problem area's and issues with my body when I returned home. I was leaning to the left, had a sore Achilles tendon, and sore ankles, not to mention a fatigued body! When I came to you I was a little nervous about you even touching my sore body parts! I found that you have a real gift of healing. Your techniques are wonderful. At the first visit, I was delighted that the treatment was pain free and gave me immediate relief. It is the best chiropractic visit I have ever experienced. It's great that you understand sports injuries. I am sending all my family and friends to you for treatment."  -  Molly Sheridan - 2009 Badwater Finisher. 

      "Earlier this year I was experiencing back pain due to an unscheduled dismount (as Dr. John would call it) from my bicycle. I sought Dr John out after seeing my physician and going to a massage therapist. After the first visit with Dr John there was a noticeable improvement. I must also recommend the stretch therapy. I am a runner and typically run 45-50+ miles a week. Stretching is very important to keep me going and the stretch therapy is out of this world. Dr John has a very good bedside manner and will make anyone feel comfortable. You will not go wrong with Dr John."  - Tim D. - Las Vegas, NV.

      "John has done a fantastic job of getting all my muscles to activate. I never knew that muscles would just shut down for extended periods of time like they did for me after the Headlands 50 mile trail run. He has an uncanny ability to find those problem areas for the athlete and correct them for the long haul. Thanks to him I was able to get back into training very quickly to prepare for my next 100 mile race. I always recommend my friends and clients to Dr. Vigil, especially the athletes." - Jimmy Gabany  Running Coach.

      "As one of my triathlon coaches for Team in Training, Dr. John was extremely helpful in giving us stretching and other techniques for training as well as performing fascial stretch therapy on my upper and lower extremities. I had never heard of this technique before, but all I can say is that is amazing how great you feel afterwards  your body is actually slightly lengthened as a result of this therapy. I recently hurt my leg while running and made an appointment with Dr. John. I came in limping and in pain. He identified the popliteus muscle injury on the first visit, performed manipulations and massages on that trigger point, and the pain was substantially better by the time I left his office. Dr. John is not only knowledgeable in sports injuries and therapy, he sets an example for his patients and practices what he preaches as an active athlete himself. I would highly recommend Dr. John Vigil to anyone. " - Cathrine D. - Las Vegas, NV.

      "I have been treated by Dr. Vigil on many occasions. I am, not only a patient, but a colleague of Dr. Vigil. I will tell you that he will be straight forward with his assessment and will apply his vast knowledge of sports related injuries to help you with a quick recovery. If results are what you desire, then give Discover Stretch and Sports Therapy a call. From acute injuries to chronic/nagging complaints, Dr. Vigil will provide complete manual therapy to address not only the symptom, but the cause as well." - Dr.John Tuggle, DC. Cedar Park, TX.