Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening is based on the principles pioneered by Aaron Mattes over 40 years ago. It is the most comprehensive stretching system currently in use in the world.

Tension, stress, physical trauma, improper posture and repetitive movements over the years result in pain, shortened muscles decreased mobility and flexibility, and possible nerve impingement. Stretching increases helps to restore balance by increasing circulation, reducing pain, promotes faster recovery, prevents injury, and improves athletic performance. Strengthening allows the gains achieved by stretching to be maintained by creating stability in the joint, which allows the muscles to relax.

Active Isolated Stretch is performed by holding a stretch no longer than two seconds. This allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex and preventing injury and muscular exhaustion. These stretches provide concentrated benefit and can be accomplished without causing injury.

Benefits of Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening include:

• Improved flexibility
• Stress relief
• Increases athletic performance
• Faster injury recovery
• Reduces soft tissue injury
• Reduces muscle spasm
• Promotes balance in the body
• Reduced Acute and Chronic pain relief
• Better posture
• Relieves muscle soreness
• Improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells

Active Isolated Stretching is effective in alleviating the symptoms of numerous physical disorders:

• Neck Pain
• Headaches
• Lower Back Pain
• Muscular Injuries
• Ligament Injuries
• Plantar Fascitis
• Arthritis
• Tendonitis
• Frozen Shoulder
• Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
• Pre- & Post Surgical Limitations and Conditions
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Nerve and Muscular Impingement Syndromes
• Scoliosis
• Fibromyalgia
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Heel Spurs
• Poor Circulation
• Edema
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome