Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) uses guided active movements with assisted end-range stretching in order to activate weakened muscles and break up fascial restrictions. AIS helps with injury recovery and athletic performance, as well as being gentle enough to help manage chronic pain and stiffness.
In an AIS session, each movement is performed multiple times with 2 seconds of assistance at the end-range of motion. The short duration of the stretch is key in avoiding the body’s protective contraction response to prolonged stretching.
60-90 minute sessions are recommended for best results. Part of each session is spent learning how to do these stretches at home. It is important to wear clothes that provide full range of motion such as workout or yoga attire.