Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Movement education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with other people.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
See www.activerelease.com for a description of this wonderful soft tissue modality!
Standing Massage/FMR (Functional Manual Reaction) is a manual therapy where the client goes through Functional Movents such as stepping forward while the therapist manually facillitates the correct chain reaction biomechanics. FMR is done on the foot/ankle, the knee, the hip, the lumbar spine, the thoracic spine, the cervical spine and the shoulder/arm.
This is gentle movement of the joints while fostering correct chain reaction biomechanics.
This is a form of strength training that targets weak muscles found during your assessment.
This is strength testing of individual muscles.
This is a continuum type of training that utilizes passive, active and dynamic forms of flexibility. This can be done with and without the therapist.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine's (NASM) Optimum Performance Training (OPT) is a logical, comprehesive, functional training program that improves all biomotor abilities of strength, endurance, speed, co-ordination and flexibility. The OPT model consists of the following 7 trainig phases: Corrective Exercise Training, Integrated Stabilization Training, Stabilization Equivalent Training, Muscular Development Training, Maximum Strength Training, Elastic Equivalent Training, and Maximal Power Training. OPT has been successful in helping NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, Olympic, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes attain optimum results. OPT has also been successful for any client wishing to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle and improve overall health.
Structural and Functional Assessment with Manual Therapy