Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching

Julie Ashlock performing Active Isolated StretchingActive Isolated Stretching (AIS) is another modality that I offer to my clients. AIS is phenomenal for individuals of all ages and fitness levels to prevent injuries and increase performance. It is also incredibly effective for anyone suffering from shoulder impingements, hamstring issues, golf and tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, and various other sports related injuries. Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. Stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.

AIS is fantastic for athletes and those who suffer from chronic aches and pains as it isolates and effectively targets each and every muscle and joint to get it working to its maximum potential.

For more detailed information, or to discuss your specific issues and how best to overcome them, please contact me. Together, we can formulate a customized regimen to alleviate your aches and/or pains and improve your daily routine.

DETAILS OF AIS: The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups. But more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. This physiological improvement ultimately enhances range of motion, flexibility, and overall health and well-being of the body.

Until the recently discovered effectiveness of AIS, past experts advocated static stretching. For years, the prolonged static stretching technique was the industry standard. Recent discovery has found that prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized ischemia and lactic acid buildup. This phenomena can potentially cause irritation or injury to various parts of the body (muscular, tendinous, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues) similar to the effects and consequences of trauma and overuse syndromes.