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THE JOURNEY TO HEALING

     The inspiration for Fascial Retensioning came from my own lifelong struggles with health and pain related to a combination of the autoimmune disease “ankylosing spondylitis” -a form of arthritis-sports injuries, nine reconstructive surgeries, and constant stress from pain, anxiety, and depression. I had been to numerous orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and other specialists with none of them being able to provide me with any effective solution to my chronic tightness, pain, and lethargy.

 

     Frustrated at 26 years old by the lack of solutions from western medical professionals I decided to look into holistic options and down the rabbit hole, I went. I began this journey in 2013 by discovering self-Myofascial release techniques. Over the next eight years, I experimented with every type of physiotherapy treatment and technique I could find. My research expanded into postural and movement therapies as I became a personal trainer and began to implement my various modalities adopted over the years.

 

     When I discovered I could use manual fascial manipulations to build an arch after years of having flat feet I knew I was onto something revolutionary. The end result is FR. Fascial Retensioning is a unique type of fascial therapy and addresses the root cause of our human dysfunctions.

WHY TRUFUNCTION

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Michael Stefan, Founder of TruFunction 

     TruFunction was created not as a program or company but as a mission to solve my own issues with chronic joint pain and muscle tightness. I battled an opioid addiction, severe depression, and anxiety. At the age of 20, I believed I would never be able to live a healthy and active life.

     Little did I know that all of my problems were environmental and originated from my lifestyle. I had yet to come to the realization that I would actually be able to heal my broken body myself. I had exhausted both traditional and nontraditional medical avenues in my quest for a solution to issues that needed fixing. I knew that there were others suffering out there just like I was. Much like my reason for becoming a personal trainer, I developed TruFunction to help others dealing with similar pain and debilitation.