Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Body
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain-free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.
In this level I class, you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to
stretch yourself and assist your clients. Evaluate range and quality of movement before and after stretching and apply the techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders in the lumbar spine, hips, and knees. The material presented covers disc conditions, nerve impingement, sciatica, groin impingement, S/I dysfunction and ITB syndrome among other disorders. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals, personal and athletic trainers.
This class completes one of the requirements for gaining basic AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.
Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit including in the tuition.
Tuition includes a manual and a stretching strap for new students.