Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body @ Holiday Inn Express
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

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Active Isolated Stretching for the Upper Body

March 24-25, 2018

Holiday Inn Express
3431 Ember LN
Billings, MT 59102

Susan from AIS Northwest demonstrates an assisted shoulder extension.

Learn how to unwind the neck, shoulders and jaw using Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). AIS stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia along specific anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique treatment modality restores joint mobility, reduces myofascial tension and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is the avoidance of a prolonged stretch. Repeated, active muscle contractions and gentle assisted stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump that decreases inflammation and combats disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed and retrained; unfavorable postural habits shift.

Susan from NW AIS demonstrates an assisted cervical flexion stretch.

In this basic level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and use the techniques to stretch yourself and assist your clients. Evaluate range and quality of movement before and after stretching and apply the techniques to treat a wide variety of disorders in the shoulders, cervical spine and jaw. The material presented covers frozen shoulder, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash and other upper body conditions. Course content is geared towards healthcare professionals and athletic trainers.

This class completes one of the requirements for gaining basic AIS level certification with AIS Northwest.

Instructor: Susan, LMP, MAISS

CE Contact Hours: 16 hours (NCBTMB, BOC)

Tuition:  $350 before March9; $375 thereafter. ($50 non-refundable deposit).
Tuition includes a stretching strap for new students.

Materials: Free electronic access to the instructional manual. A handout of the stretches covered in class will be provided.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 2 weeks before class begin full refund minus deposit. Less than two weeks non-refundable.

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM (1 hour for lunch on your own)

Location: Holiday Inn Express; 3431 Ember LN, Billings, MT 59102

Sponsor & Registration: Lima Hana Massage Education Center, (406) 534-8324,

Your Instructor, Susan Guttzeit, LMP, MAISS

Susan is a licensed massage practitioner in Washington since 1996 and an ACE-certified personal trainer since 2007. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) practitioner and teacher since 2004 and certified AIS Therapist with the AIS National Certifying Body (AISNCB). Susan is co-owner and a master instructor with AIS Northwest in Bellingham, WA. Patience, clarity, and thoughtfulness characterize her teaching style. (Lic. # MA00009726).

AIS Northwest is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (Provider ID: 451194-09).

AIS Northwest. LLC is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

AIS Northwest, LLC, 960 Harris Ave., Suite #207, Bellingham, WA 98225