Active Isolated Stretching works with 3 basic principles
- Contract the apposing muscle to send a signal to let go to the muscle you want to stretch
- In order to increase the stretch apply light pressure at the end of range of motion and hold for 2 seconds
- Allow the muscle to relax into a neutral position after each repetition
In this blog series, we will be visiting many of the basic stretches provided in an AIS treatment. This clip will introduce you to the first stretches I start with on the majority of my treatments. You should be focusing on the client being active and how we stabilize the body to isolate the intended muscle group being addressed.