The Mind/Body Studio is pleased to offer Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), a method of trainer-assisted stretching with a variety of health benefits. Used by a wide range of health professionals, from physicians to physical therapists, AIS helps treat conditions like scoliosis, poor posture, and repetitive stress injuries.
The Mattes Method of Active Isolated Stretching is a myofascial release and therapeutic treatment for deep and superficial muscles, tendons, and fascia. AIS is founded on kinesiologic laws of controlling the body’s stretch reflexes while performing a specific isolated manual release of individual muscles and their proper facial plane.
The foundation of the technique is providing an assisted 2.0 second rhythmic stretch that avoids activating the muscle sensors. (Known as the stretch reflex). AIS has been successful in muscoskeletal dysfunction, eliminating pain and returning individuals to full function. The technique has eliminated pain in individuals with multiple back surgeries including fusions, titanium cage stabilizations and other invasive techniques.
Additionally, success has been found in overuse syndrome such as carpel tunnel, rotator cuff tendonitis and tendonitis of other muscle groups.