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Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Extremities

April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


April 22, 2018
9am to 4pm
6 CE hours
$120 two weeks prior to class; $140 thereafter

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 and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is holding the stretch for only 2 seconds. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained; unfavorable postural habits shift.

In this basic level 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 extremities. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.

The Upper Extremities portion of the class addresses carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and tennis/golfer elbow among other disorders of the elbows, wrists and hands.

This class completes one of the requirements for gaining basic AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.

Please bring massage linens. Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.


April 22, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Seattle Cortiva
425 Pontius Ave N #100
Seattle, WA 98109
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