03/23/2019, Miami - Active Isolated Stretching along Fascial Lines: Upper Body
Workshop Description: Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It uses gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotatic stretch reflex, a protective contraction in tissue being stretched. The neurological end result is a more balanced, parasympathetic state. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. Avoidance of pain or stress makes a profound difference in quickly achieving safe, effective and long lasting results. 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.
This class explores the myofascial lines described by Tom Myers in his work Anatomy Trains® using AIS techniques. Applying AIS principles to stretch fascial lines has shown even more dramatic results than previously realized with AIS alone. Stretching the fascial lines opens up a whole new avenue to address tissues. This approach allows you to “touch” tissues that are not easily addressed manually. The amazing difference will be felt immediately.
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 motion before and after stretching. Apply the techniques along fascial lines in the upper body to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, neck, arms and spine.. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers. Previous AIS experience is helpful but not a requirement to attend this class.
This class completes one of the requirements for gaining advanced AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.
A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.
Dates: Saturday March 23rd 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Cortiva Institute - Miami Campus
7925 N.W. 12 Street, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33126
Cost: $200 until March 2nd, $225 after
CE Credits: 8
Instructor: Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT
Co-owner/Master Instructor with AIS Northwest, LLC. Joshua has over 2000 hrs. training with Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching and over 15 years teaching AIS. Joshua is one of the leading AIS practitioners and instructors internationally. Joshua offers students in-depth experience and expertise in a supportive learning environment. (Lic. #MA00008567).
What to Bring: Massage linens. Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.