3/22/2019, Miami - Active Isolated Stretching for Self-Care: Upper Body
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. Active muscle engagement with every stretch creates a safe and optimal environment for flexibility gains and healing. Repetition remodels tissue and creates a “pumping” action, which increases circulation to the targeted tissues. AIS prepares you and your clients for any activity and promotes faster recovery after an injury.
In this basic-level class you will explore how to stretch yourself and distinguish what each stretch should feel like. Use the techniques to stretch your shoulders, neck, spine, forearms and hands while evaluating your own range and movement potential. Apply this knowledge to build a home stretching program for your clients’ own self-care. Course content is geared towards healthcare and fitness professionals.
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch. These stretches are done seated and standing.
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.
Dates: Friday, March 22nd
Time: 9:00 am to 1:15 pm (15-minute break)
Cortiva Institute - Miami Campus
7925 N.W. 12 Street, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33126
Cost: $100 until March 1st; $125 thereafter
CE Credits: 4
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.