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Mobility, Flexibility Balance, Strength

Using Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to Restore Range of Motion & Resolve Longstanding Problems.

One individual came to me with an extremely limited range of motion in his left shoulder; he couldn’t rotate his arm to put on his coat, had trouble reaching his head to comb his hair, and could not put his hand in his back pocket without a lot of pain. After his first 90-minute session, he was amazed that he could put his blazer on by himself. Some discomfort still remained, but after two more sessions his mobility was fully restored. That wasn’t the end of the treatment. As is often the case, there were longstanding problems in other, adjacent areas of this person’s body. I had noticed dysfunctional patterns in the way he moved his head and neck, and asked if he had any neck pain or if he ever got headaches. The client replied that he suffered from debilitating migraines, particularly when traveling. I taught him a series of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) neck stretches that he could do on his own. Now, whenever he travels or feels a headache coming on in another situation, he does these stretches and the headache quickly resolves.

I also work with an array of conditions including:

• Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. disc prolapse)
• Headaches
• Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears)
• Fractures (e.g. broken arm)
• Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
• Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. following a knee replacement)
• Biomechanical problems (e.g. “flat feet”)
• Arthritic conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis)
• Neurological disorders and diseases (e.g. stroke)
• Cardiothoracic conditions (e.g. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders)
• Paediatric conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy)

This is just to name a few.

I am extensively trained in manual therapy which means I am “hands on” with my clients. This may include massage and joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques. To complement manual skills I sometimes make use of different modalities to reduce pain and inflammation including Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Active Release Techniques (ART) Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and trigger point therapy is also widely practiced. AIS practitioners are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give clients exercises to do at home to help resolve their conditions.

Find out for yourself how good you can feel.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage

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