What is Activated Isolated Stretching?

 

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a stretching technique used for muscle lenthening and fas­cia! release that provides an effective, dynam­ic and facilitated stretch of major muscle groups. Simply stated, AIS is a method of muscle and connective tissue release based on working with the body's stretch reflexes. It involves holding each stretch for only two seconds which allows the body to repair itself and prepare for daily activity. This method of stretching works with the body's natural phys­iological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticiy of muscle, joints and connective tissue. Most importantly, AIS pro­vides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.