Active isolated stretch
Unlock your body's full potential with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Perfect for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and busy professionals, AIS is the ultimate technique for improving flexibility, range of motion, and muscle recovery. By holding each stretch for just two seconds, AIS activates the body's natural repair process and primes you for peak performance. This innovative method also improves circulation and boosts joint and fascia elasticity. Don't let tight muscles hold you back - experience the AIS difference today.
During your first visit for Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), they will have an initial evaluation with the therapist. This evaluation is crucial as it allows the therapist to understand the client's pre-existing health conditions, physical ailments, and any restrictions they may have. The therapist will also go over the client's goals and desired outcomes.
It's recommended to wear loose or athletic clothing for maximum comfort and range of motion. The therapist will guide you through a series of stretches using the Active Isolated Stretching technique, which involves holding each stretch for only 2 - 3 seconds. The therapist will also provide education on proper breathing techniques and body mechanics during the stretching session.
Firstly, AIS is based on the principles of muscle function and anatomy, and is designed to improve flexibility, mobility, and performance through the use of gentle, controlled movements. Unlike other stretching techniques, which may involve static or prolonged holds, AIS focuses on a series of dynamic, rhythmic movements that are specifically designed to activate and lengthen the targeted muscles and soft tissue.
Another key difference of AIS is the use of a two-second hold time, which allows for a deeper, more effective stretch without triggering the body's protective reflexes. This means that the stretch is able to safely target the deep connective tissue and fascia, improving circulation and flexibility throughout the body.
AIS is also unique in its ability to be customized to the individual's specific needs and goals. By working with a trained AIS practitioner, clients can receive personalized stretches and exercises that are tailored to their unique body and lifestyle, helping them achieve their desired outcomes more quickly and effectively.
Overall, AIS is a powerful and effective method of stretching that offers numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, mobility, and performance, reduced risk of injury, and improved overall health and wellbeing.