active isolation stretching

With the Active Isolation Stretching (AIS) system of enabling fascial release, practitioners will perform stretches of not more than two seconds on targeted body areas to efficiently relax isolated groups of muscles without causing trauma. This is dramatically different from what was perceived as the right technique for stretching in the past, which was to perform prolonged stretching in a static way. If you want to find out what AIS can do for you and what conditions it can address, this post is for you.

Treating Golfer’s Elbow

Also known as Medial Epicondylitis, Golfer’s Elbow involves an injury of the radioulnar pronator cuff. If Active Isolated Stretching is used as a technique for treatment, it is able to help the patient recover from the condition by restoring the range of motion. When AIS is used as a treatment method, it can involve wrist flexing to stretching bands and more.

Treating Tenosynovitis

Either seen as an after-effect of an infection or trauma or rheumatoid arthritis, Tenosynovitis usually affects the thumb muscles and is easily identified by pain associated with moving the thumb and the wrist. This condition will also mean that the synovial sheaths enveloping the tendons are inflamed. With AIS, the patient will stretch mainly the hand and the wrist with the help of a soft ball or a wrist roller stick in isolated wrist, thumb, and finger movements.

Treating Lower Hamstring Strain

Whether you are suffering from a lower hamstring strain – or if it’s severe – a lower hamstring tear, the problems associated with this body region are usually caused by a lack of hamstring flexibility as well as weakness in the gluteus maximus. Using the Active Isolation Stretching method, you can make the hamstring stronger by doing leg curls while rotating the tibia inwards first and then outwards. You can also do hip hyperextension by stretching the leg with the femur in the neutral position, and then with a femur rotation inwards followed by outwards.

Treating Shoulder Impingement

Most shoulder impingements will be associated with a pain in the subacromial region. When you use Active Isolated Stretching to treat this condition, you need to target the entire shoulder and perform sideward shoulder elevation. Target the rotator cuff muscles as well as perform repetitions of the shoulder stabilization exercises with the palm of your hand facing backwards.

Choose Train Away Pain for Active Isolation Stretching!

At Train Away Pain in Connecticut, our sports physicians are well acquainted with the AIS method to help you recover from certain conditions, such as the ones mentioned earlier. Not only do Active Isolation Stretching assist with their treatments, you will also be able to benefit in other areas such as enhanced immune system, body detoxification, body realignment, increase your range of motion, and more. Let us help you perform Active Isolated Stretching in a safe and effective manner while you make a fast recovery from injury and perform at a better fitness level.

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