09/22/2019, Newington - Active Isolated Stretching for the Lower Extremities
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 basic level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to 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 lower extremities. The material presented covers plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, hammered toes, and bunions among other disorders of the lower legs and feet. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.
This class completes one of the requirements for gaining basic AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.
Tuition includes a stretching strap for new students.
A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.
Date: Sunday, September 22nd 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Cortiva Institute - Newington Campus
75 Kitts Lane
Newington, Connecticut 06111
Cost: $125 until September 1st; $150 thereafter
CE Credits: 5
Instructor: Joshua Morton
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. (#MA00008567).
What to Bring: Massage linens. Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.