Active Isolated Stretching for the Spine

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched.

In this basic level class, you will identify the physiology behind AIS and how it can be applied to promote recovery from injury and support the natural healing process in the body. You will use ROM and palpation to evaluate the quality of movement and muscles before and after treatment. Determine through assessment when it is safe to perform stretching and which stretches to apply. In this course, you will learn how to work with scoliosis, disc conditions, spondylo/retrolisthesis as well as hardware considerations and post-op rehabilitation. Course content is geared towards massage and physical therapists as well as other healthcare and fitness professionals.

Instructor information:
Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT – Co-owner/Master Instructor with AIS Northwest, LLC. Joshua has extensive training with Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching, and over 20 years of teaching. Joshua is one of the leading AIS practitioners and instructors internationally. Joshua offers students in-depth experience and expertise in a supportive learning environment.

Instructor’s Massage License Number: MA00008567

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020 from 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location:  NW Academy for the Healing Arts, 209 Prospect St. Bellingham WA, 09225

CE hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)

Tuition: $375 by Feb. 29th; $425 thereafter

To Register: / (206) 992-4029