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Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching

April 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Date: April 3, 2020
Tuition: $100
Instructors: Joshua Morton
CEU: 4 hands-on
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Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain-free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.

In this introductory class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and apply essential upper and lower body techniques for counteracting the compromising effects of gravity on posture. Course content is geared towards massage and physical therapists as well as other healthcare and fitness professionals.



Materials: Tuition includes an electronic manual and a stretching strap for new students.

Day/Time: Friday, 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM (15-minute break)

April 3, 2020
Class Times
4pm - 8:15pm
Heal Center, 5th Floor
Joshua Morton
$100 two weeks prior to class. $125 thereafter.
Cancellation Policy
No refund provided within 2 weeks of class. All refunds are subject to a $10 minimum processing fee.  See policy page for further information.
Michael Zollinger Phone: 404-303-0007 Email: help@HealCenterAtlanta.com

    Class Package Offer

    If you attend this class and then register for the full 14-hour AIS seminar you will be eligible for a $50 discount.

    Your Instructor

    Joshua Morton

    Joshua Morton is a 1994 graduate of Seattle Massage School.  Since beginning his practice Joshua has worked in the area of soft tissue rehabilitation and injury prevention.  In 2003 Joshua became familiar with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).  He began to employ this technique with excellent results and before long devoted all of his practice to advancing his knowledge of and ability to use AIS.  In 2003 Joshua went to Sarasota FL to work with Aaron Mattes; the creator and developer of AIS, for the first time.  Since then Joshua has accumulated over 2400 hours working one on one with Aaron Mattes.  The time was spent learning advanced methods of soft tissue rehabilitation.  This education focused not only on stretching but also strengthening.  That experience has given Joshua the knowledge required to address difficult neurological, orthopedic and muscular problems such as scoliosis, neuropathy, joint replacements, muscle spasm, asthma, multiple sclerosis, impingement syndromes and many other diseases that were previously beyond his scope of understanding and abilities to help.

    Joshua’s devotion to and expertise with AIS places him among Aaron’s top therapists and teachers nationwide.  Joshua’s hard work has earned him accolades from Aaron for having the high level of ability to teach and deliver Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening.  Joshua’s skill as a teacher has created the opportunity for him to teach throughout the states and internationally.  He has also authored 2 books on Active Isolated Stretching: one for the practitioner and one for the patient.

    In 2011 Joshua discovered Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) and achieved a Master’s Accreditation level through Arik Gohl, the creator of MLT, in 2012.  He currently co-teaches classes around the country with Arik by combining two powerful modalities into one seamless treatment protocol.  The combination of these techniques offers a profoundly heightened experience for patients.  Muscular, neurological and orthopedic  problems resolve significantly faster with this gentle, effective treatment addition.


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    April 3, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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