In Part 1 of this article, I began describing Aaron Mattes’s Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), explaining the seven defining characteristics of this uniquely effective. The Mattes Method contains over color photos. A stretching book teaching the proper mechanics of stretching. Specific isolated methods of stretching. Aaron Mattes MS, RKT, LMT, 33 years ago developed a myofascial release technique which he termed Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Aaron Mattes has.

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I was dealing with an injury that my traditional stretching routine seemed to only make worse. All in I was dealing with an injury that my traditional stretching routine seemed to only make worse.

All in all I think it is worth reading for any athlete or ‘weekend warrior’. This section is also full color and will give the muscles being stretched as well. Haggquist, DO, is an osteopath who specializes in physiatry, a branch of medicine focused on restoring optimal functioning and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities. Observations drawn from Dr.

For most clients I see, regaining full, healthy functioning requires not just healing a few isolated tissues, but helping to restore balance and resilience to the entire body. Stretcging trivia or quizzes yet. Examine for limitations of range of motion and attribute them to the specific structures. This book is also great for a parent who wishes to improve either the athletic potential of their child, loved one or sports team that they may work with.

Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair isplated and also to prepare for daily activity.

stretcning Don rated it really liked it Jul 21, Understanding Stress Athletic Anxiety. For instance, I can now reach my lower scapula with my fingers from above and below, something I assumed I would never be able to do.

The Mattes Method utilizes a gradual stretch of no greater than 2.


Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method

Also, I wish there was a isolzted more information on stretching injured muscles. The numbers are staggering. Benjamin has been in private practice for more than 45 years and has taught communication skills as a trainer and coach for more than 25 years.

The same technique is then repeated anywhere from eight but no more than ten times having each subsequent facilitated stretch achieve an incremental gain in degrees of range of motion. AIS can play a central role in that process by enhancing flexibility, strength, and the overall health of both joints and soft tissues.

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method, Part 2

Whenever I take a course and can’t wait until I get home to call up some patients who did not respond as well as I thought they should, I know I have spent a valuable weekend. The Mattes Method, Part 2 essential skills. Palpate for specific attachment sites and trigger points of isoated musculoskeletal structures. From the description of the history, establish a biomechanical model to the cause of injury. The Mattes Method has been successful in restoring musculoskeletal dysfunction, eliminating pain and returning workers back to full duty.

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method, Part 2 |

His stretching book, Active Isolated Stretching: He presents a method of stretching that appears simplistic, but requires specific positioning and technique between the practitioner and patient. Spiral-boundpages. The Mattes Methodteaches an individual how to actively stretch themselves out. Essential Skills is based on author Ben E. Antony Fanelli rated it it was amazing Sep 30, The Mattes Method by Aaron L. Without any hesitation at all on my part, I can say Mattes’ method of stretching, which really is a very effective soft-tissue method of treatment, yhe be part of the armamentarium of every practitioner who deals with the musculoskeletal system.

Perhaps I just need more time. A stretching book stretchiing the proper mechanics of stretching.

The foundation of the technique is providing a 2. Following these stretches, ice can be applied to minimize the secondary inflammatory components msthod the attachment sites. Readers of my past articles will be familiar with the types of treatment plans I generally recommend for tendon and ligament injuries, involving some combination of rest, friction therapy, deep massage, and a few specific exercises for the client to do at home.

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This muscle-stretching technique creates a plastic deformation. Patients from all over the world have sought out his healing methods.

The importance of optimizing full flexibility along proper myofascial is that at actice end of voluntary muscle movement the gradual extension of the stretch by the therapist from that point towards endpoint and return should be no longer than 3.

When the practitioner places repeated, gentle tension on the fibers contained in a joint structure at multiple angles, the fibers of the joint itself are exercised and strengthened. There are two sections in the book an Active Section and a Assisted Section. Utilizing this plane of myofascial tissue allows for optimal stretching without friction, cross-friction or methpd of other muscle groups. Benjamin, PhD, holds a doctorate in education and sports medicine.

Once full flexibility is achieved, strengthening can proceed to protect the muscle from re-injury or return of the contracture.

Prior to his medical training, he practiced as a neuromuscular massage therapist for more than two decades. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia. Secondly, isolate the muscle by positioning into its most relaxed state. For years, I had a nagging pain from one of the tiny ligaments deep in my foot that would come and go from time to time. The Mattes Method utilizes active movement and reciprocal inhibition to reduce co-contraction and optimize flexibility.

Overall, I feel about 20 years younger than I did when I began.