In Part 1 of this article, I began describing Aaron Mattes’s Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), explaining the seven defining characteristics of this uniquely effective. The Mattes Method contains over color photos. A stretching book teaching the proper mechanics of stretching. Specific isolated methods of stretching. Aaron Mattes MS, RKT, LMT, 33 years ago developed a myofascial release technique which he termed Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Aaron Mattes has.

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The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. Chronic Forward Cervical – Head Posture.

For years, I had a nagging pain from one of the tiny ligaments deep in my foot that would come and go from time to time.

Correlate the areas of injury with their expected referred pain patterns to confirm the diagnosis. He teaches widely on flexibility and neuromuscular reeducation, and is a national specialist on Active Isolated Stretching. The immediate changes that occur are outstanding. stretchinv

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method, Part 2

Jessie rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Robin rated it liked it Jul 10, To summarize, the therapist has an anatomical understanding of proper fascial plane for the isolated muscle that he chooses to stretch. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The eight to ten repetitions are adequate as more repetitions would lead to local ischemia and subsequent trauma. He has trained elite athletes and is the medical director of the Flexibility, Sports, and Rehabilitation Clinic in Washington, D.


This book is great for any Doctor, Chiropractor, Therapist, Coach or Trainer who wishes to expand their knowledge and practice in the art of stretching. Many of them have been associated with Mattes for years.

Mattes, Active Isolated Strengthening: It also improves the circulation isolaated drainage of lymph, helping to eliminate waste products. Craig Montgomery rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Zn rated it really liked it May 28, Improve not only your health, but the well-being of your patients Partner up with other health care professionals A world of networking possibilities Learn More Find a Therapist Locate a qualified AIS Practitioner in your area.

Haggquist completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, his osteopathic internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and his medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method

The healing process, which results in scar tissue, creates an increased resting tension becoming more stretchkng and ischemic with the potential of increasing metabolic waste. AIS helps restore the supply of oxygen and nutrients to chronically contracted, blood-starved tissue. Unfortunately, this constriction results in a high percentage of the pain that people are experiencing due to restricted motion and tightness of muscles, joints and other internal structures.

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Becky Nagle rated it liked it Jan 15, Ever since I began metnod AIS work done on my feet, it has completely disappeared. The continuation of that movement acitve the proper plane at end range with a slight pressure of less than one pound within a two-second interval will allow the muscle tissue to continue stretching without any co-contraction. Heidi Rossi rated it it was amazing Jun 06, In addition to working on muscles, AIS also helps to develop healthy joints.

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It was a revelation for me to discover that, through AIS, many of those declines can be successfully prevented or reversed. As he explains, it’s necessary to release these external hip rotators in order to release pelvic distortions and pressure on the hip, and to help free sciatic stretfhing nerve pressure.

Once the musculoskeletal releases have been accomplished and full flexibility is sttetching, the second phase of rehabilitation can proceed. Observations drawn from Dr. Greg Golightly rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Benjamin with Jeffrey P.

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