Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Active Isolated Stretching was developed by Aaron Mattes, a sports physio from America, who has been developing the technique for the last 30 years

‘The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.’

It is a unique way of stretching the tissues of the body in order to correct any imbalances. It has been successful in correcting many types of muscular and neurological diseases and injuries, including, but not limited to, whiplash, stroke, spinal cord, arthritis, and chronic neck or back pain.

Common conditions include:

  • Hamstring strain/tear
  • Osgood schlatters disease
  • Ankle sprains
  • Medial or lateral epicondylitis (golfers or tennis elbow)
  • Tenosynovitis and tendonitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Scoliosis

After stretching with this technique the strengthening protocols can be used to further restore function and balance to the body, and rehabilitate the original dysfunction.

The homecare maintenance plan given after clinical treatment will involve Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening techniques.

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