Active Isolated Stretching for the Extremities
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) remodels the body through gentle, rhythmic movements. AIS is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. Based on the stretching principles developed by Aaron Mattes, AIS restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is holding each stretch (with active engagement) for 2 seconds. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches increase venous/lymphatic flow decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained, which enables unfavorable postural habits to shift. Learn how to stretch yourself and assist your clients. The topics of stability and the myofascial meridians of Anatomy Trains® will also be covered.
Upper Extremities – Saturday, May 14th : addresses carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and tennis/golfer elbow among other disorders of the elbows, wrists and hands.
Lower Extremities – Sunday, May 15th : addresses plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, hammered toes, and bunions.
The topics of stability and the myofascial meridians of Anatomy Trains® will also be covered. ***Take one class or the entire weekend at a discount.***
Instructor: Susan Guttzeit
Susan Guttzeit, LMP, MAISS, has been an Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) practitioner and instructor in Bellingham since 2004. She earned her massage license in 1996 and became certified as an ACE personal trainer in 2007. She is also a certified AIS Therapist with the AIS National Certifying Body (AISNCB). Patience, clarity, and thoughtfulness characterize her teaching style. (Lic. # MA00009726).
Date: Saturday / Sunday, May 14-15, 2016 / 9 AM – 4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)Location: 1011 Girard Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
CE hours: 6-12 hours (WA, NCBTMB, BOC)
Tuition: Upper or Lower Extremities (1 day/ 6 CEs): $130 early (before April 30th); $150 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit
Upper and Lower Extremities (2 days/ 12 CEs): $250 early (before April 30th); $275 thereafter; $50 non-refundable deposit
***Take one class or the entire weekend at a discount.***
Material: Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided
Registration: www.aisnorthwest.com / (360) 738-9800 / email@example.com