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BodyWorks discovering Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Mike Coffey

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a technique that helps people maximize the effectiveness of stretching without causing the sort of discomfort that keeps a lot of us away from it.

You may be asking yourself, "What is Active Isolated Stretching?" AIS is a specific stretching program helping both professional and amateur athletes become more agile and less injured.

I've been working in this field since the 90’s I have trained in a wide variety of therapies including Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Reflexology, and Active Isolated Stretching. I have spent many years developing an integrated technique and unique philosophy of pain relief.

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)
• Pediatric conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy)

Active Isolated Stretching also helps to;

• Decreases or eliminates pain
• Increases blood flow
• Facilitates healing
• Increases flexibility or range of motion
• Improves ease of movement
• Increases elasticity of fascia (connective tissue)
• Relieves both physical and mental stress
• Rehabilitates injured muscles and tendons scar tissue to become more functional
• Helps prevent many surgeries
• Increases lymphatic flow to decrease edema (swelling)
• Helps prepare tissue pre-surgery
• Reduces risk of injury and re-injury
• Improves posture: head, shoulder, thoracic, and low back
• Improves breathing
• Improves athletic performance and conditioning
• Eliminates pain and stiffness of many types of arthritis

This is just to name a few.

AIS is widely used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals.

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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BodyWorks: 098 379 7226