11/16-17/2018, Newington - Active Isolated Stretching for the 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 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 shoulders, cervical spine and jaw. The material presented covers frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body conditions. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.
Dates: November 16 and 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm both days
Cortiva Institute - Newington Campus
75 Kitts Lane
Newington, Connecticut 06111
Cost: $350 two weeks prior to class; $375 thereafter. Tuition includes a stretching strap for new students.
CE Credits: 16
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.