Active Isolated Stretching HeatherAIS

What do neck aches, back pain, shoulder problems, knee injuries and many other familiar ailments all have in common? They are usually the result of overused, weak muscles.

Whether you suffer from problems caused by an acute injury, repetitive strain or lack of strength, the results can be debilitating and lead to more serious conditions if they remain unaddressed.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), developed by world-renown trainer Aaron Mattes, is one of the most progressive methods of therapy and is at the forefront of many of the world's top preventative, rehabilitative and performance enhancement programs. This remarkable treatment is already a favorite among many leading athletes and celebrities, for whom full functionality and well-being is an absolute necessity.

AIS is a gentle, non-invasive modality that realigns the muscular structure of the body and brings it to a more efficient biomechanical position. It increases the elasticity of muscles and joints, realigns the myofascial planes and improves function within the neural, lymphatic and vascular systems.

Since many problems stem from a lack of flexibility and strength, AIS is able to identify the origin of those problems and correct them using a unique series of exercises that specifically address any restrictions.

By restoring unrestricted motion and function to soft tissues, and by strengthening the muscles in and around each of the affected areas, we can help people prevent and rehabilitate from a wide variety of conditions such as:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow and tennis elbow
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome and rotator cuff injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Hip, knee and foot problems
  • Pelvic misalignment and gait imbalances
  • Muscle pulls and strains

And a variety of other chronic conditions, neurological disorders, sports-related injuries, etc.

Heather Kaarup is our a licensed massage therapist and AIS specialist. She has spent an extensive amount of time training with Aaron Mattes and strives to help clients obtain the quickest, most effective results. For more information about AIS or to book a session, please call the Active Living Health Center at 407-384-4904.